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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.


  • 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


  • Bird watching
  • Bush dining
  • Game drives
  • Local village visits
  • Night drives
  • Picnics
  • Guided walking safaris
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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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.


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.


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.
Afternoon tea and pre-dinner snacks have been replaced with a scrumptious all-day snack menu, offering guests a unique range of delicious delights.

General facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-fi available
  • Private balcony or deck
  • Library


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Dates Board Price
2022-06-01 — 2022-10-31 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $1,050
2022-11-01 — 2022-12-16 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $555
2022-12-17 — 2023-01-02 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $1,050

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

Sanctuary Swala Camp

Janet Hennessey

We started at Sanctuary Swala Camp in the Tarangire in Tanzania for 2 nights and we couldn't have been more pleased. The staff was always available and attentive and the meal choices were perfect, there was something for every taste. The accommodat ions were first rate and we enjoyed having a glass of wine on our deck watching the zebras and a variety of antelopes marching by. The large vulture atop the tree nearby was a little ominous but he eventually left. We had a safari vehicle to ourselves and our driver, Siggy, was a treasure. He could spot animals long before they spotted us and was always trying to get us "the best light" for our photos. On one occasion he served us a gourmet lunch with the best South African wines and beers while we watched the elephants wallow in the swamp.
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Paul Freedman

"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!"

John Rosenblum

"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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