Sanctuary Swala Camp

Set in a very secluded corner of Tarangire National Park, Sanctuary Swala offers twelve canvas pavilions that epitomise luxury and an exclusive safari experience of this picturesque reserve.

Set in a very secluded corner of Tarangire National Park, this luxury camp offers an exclusive safari experience in one of Tanzania’s most picturesque reserves. Built to strict eco-standards, Sanctuary Swala Camp’s twelve canvas pavilions epitomise luxury, with huge canopied beds, plush sofas and ensuite bathrooms with both indoor and outdoor showers. Dine in the privacy of your own veranda with a personal attendant to see to your every need.

Alternatively you can mingle with the other guests by the pool looking out over the plain, or enjoy a snack by the lodge waterhole often visited by elephants and big cats. The contemporary central area is built around an ancient baobab, and contains a restaurant, lounge, deck and small library all shaded under thatch and connected by raised timber boardwalks.

Things to do at Sanctuary Swala Camp include morning and evening game drives in Tarangire National Park, nature walks and night safaris. Enjoy sundowner drinks at sunset each day, and maybe spoil yourself with dinner in the bush.


How to get to Sanctuary Swala Camp

A 25-minute scheduled flight from Arusha Airport will take guests to Kuro airstrip, which is approximately 45 minutes by road to Sanctuary Swala Camp. This journey offers spectacular gameviewing en route.

Activities at Sanctuary Swala Camp

  • Game drives
  • Guided nature walks
  • Night safaris
  • Sundowners and bush dining
  • Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy Project excursions

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Sanctuary Swala Camp Highlights

  • Quite possibly the most beautiful camp in Tarangire National Park
  • Exquisite tented pavilions with personal attendants
  • Set amid picturesque baobab and acacia-studded landscapes
  • A variety of exciting activities in a secluded section of the reserve
  • Sundowners, bush dinners and picnics

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Accommodation in the Tarangire National Park

Below are some of our preferred tented camps and safari lodges in the Tarangire National Park region. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

Lemala Mpingo Ridge

Sitting at the top of an escarpment with sweeping views across the perennial Tarangire River and valley below, Lemala Mpingo Ridge offers not just sensational views but outstanding standards of

Little Oliver’s Camp

Little Oliver’s Camp offers an exclusive experience of Tarangire National Park, with only five beautiful tents full of handmade furniture, indoor and outdoor showers and private decks.

Nimali Tarangire

Small and intimate Nimali Tarangire is a hidden gem located in a private concession bordering Tarangire National Park.

Oliver’s Camp

Located in the remote south of Tarangire National Park, Oliver’s Camp offers authentic bush luxury with just 10 well-appointed ensuite tents, each with indoor and outdoor showers and private verandas.

Sanctuary Swala Camp

Set in a very secluded corner of Tarangire National Park, Sanctuary Swala offers twelve canvas pavilions that epitomise luxury and an exclusive safari experience of this picturesque reserve.

Tarangire Safari Lodge

Family-run Tarangire Safari Lodge features spacious ensuite tents and thatched bungalows as well as panoramic vistas of the plains and game by the Tarangire River below.

Tarangire Treetops

Situated just outside Tarangire National Park, this enchanting safari camp features 20 elevated open-fronted guest bedrooms with views across the Tarangire plains.



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Tanzania Overview

What is the best thing to do in Tanzania?
A wildlife safaris is an absolute must as Tanzania is one of Africa’s great wildlife destinations. Witnessing tens of thousands of wildebeest and zebra in the Serengeti is an unquestionable highlight, whilst the Ngorongoro Crater is one of the natural wonders of the world. A trek to the top of Africa’s highest peak – Mount Kilimanjaro – is a bucket-list experience for any adventure enthusiast.

What is the climate like in Tanzania?
Much of the Serengeti is over 5,000ft so temperatures vary between 22°- 29°C. It is generally sunny and windy, with rain falling between November and May as isolated showers. The low-lying Rift Valley is much hotter (30°-35°C), while the coast is hot and humid. The Ngorongoro Highlands can be cool to cold at night.

How do I get to Tanzania?
There are only two European airlines – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Turkish Airlines – that fly directly into the country. Otherwise, flying via the Kenyan capital of Nairobi (where far more major airlines fly to including British Airways and Air France) is another option. From here travellers can then fly to numerous airports in Tanzania.

For travellers coming from the United States at least one stop is required. The easiest airlines for connections are either with KLM or Qatar Airways via Doha. From Doha there are also direct flights to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

What can I combine Tanzania with?
Tanzania is often combined with other countries including neighbouring Kenya or either Uganda or Rwanda for a trek to see the gorillas. A few days on the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar is a very popular way to end a Tanzanian safari.

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