• Location: Tanzania, Tarangire
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Comfort Level: Luxury


Nestled in a remote pocket of Tarangire National Park, Swala Camp is situated under a canopy of large acacia trees at the edge of the Gurusi wetlands and overlooking the rolling savannah beyond. As an exceptionally private safari hideaway, with no other camps located nearby, Swala offers you private game viewing, wilderness luxury, and a truly wild slice of Africa. In fact, elephants are almost always present in and around the lodge: Swala seems to be a 'hangout' for a bachelor herd of males and females sometimes pass through and give birth nearby. The record for elephant bulls at Swala is an astonishing 92 animals!

The park is named after the Tarangire River that, in the dry season, becomes the area's main lifeline, attracting varied wildlife, including kudu and oryx. Enjoy excellent game viewing from the camp, or set out in an open 4x4 vehicle or on foot with your trained and knowledgeable guide. The camp has also initiated various community development and conservation projects, which you are welcome to learn about and become involved in as part of your stay.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Tripadvisor - Certificate of Excellence 2015
  •  Condé Nast Traveler - #3 in Top 30 Resorts in Africa: Reader's Choice Awards 2015


  • Located in the Tarangire National Park 
  • See wildlife on guided game activities
  • View the waterhole from your tent
  • Personal attendant for each tented suite 
  • Fully inclusive safari experience
  • Abundant game throughout the year

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Swala's friendly hosts, personal tent attendants, safari guides and Masai askaris that accompany you to your tent at night, enhance your stay with personalised service and local knowledge.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Wi-fi available
    Private balcony or deck


Meals at Swala are enjoyed in the dining tent, with full silver service, and feature delicious Pan-African cuisine complemented by fine wines. Enjoy private dinners on your deck.

Luxury Tent

Swala has nine private tents featuring en suite bathrooms with showers, and unique fittings crafted from local materials.

Each tent, attended by a personal butler, has an elevated terrace offering views over the waterhole that attracts wildlife year-round.


    En-suite bathroom
    Mosquito net
    Outdoor area
    Outdoor shower
    Safe in room
    Wi-fi available in room


  • Bird watching
  • Bush dining
  • Game drives
  • Local village visits
  • Night drives
  • Picnics
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Cultural tours
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jun 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $735 Game Package
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 $485 Game Package
  • 21 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 $735 Game Package

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Swala Camp was probably our favourite place. Tarangire is a beautiful and diverse park. Our room at Swala was spectacular. We could have easily spent a few more days there enjoying the view and the company!

    Paul Freedman, November 2015
  • We were delighted with Swala. Just the right place to start our safari. The entire staff was very friendly and attentive, the food excellent, and the wildlife viewing fabulous.

    John Rosenblum, April 2009

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Maureen Stover

Maureen Stover

Africa Safari Expert

"Swala camp is located in a remote corner of the Tarangire National Park and will offer you an exclusive experience. Choose from a variety of activities include morning and evening game drives, walking and night game drives. Be sure to spend some time in the infinity swimming pool overlooking a water hole frequented by game."



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We were delighted with Swala. Just the right place to start our safari. The entire staff was very friendly and attentive, the food excellent, and the wildlife viewing fabulous.

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