Swala Tented Safari Camp

Tarangire National Park
Birding Daydrive Nightdrive Walk Swimming

Star Rating
Game Viewing
Price Guide $$$

Swala Tented Safari Camp: Our View 

Set remotely in the West of Tarangire National Park nestles Swala Tented Camp under the shade of Acacia and Baobab trees amongst open grassland. This unique style permanent tented camp run by Sanctuary Lodges, offers the highest quality and luxury in the Tarangire National Park. The outstanding reputation that Sanctuary Lodges have will give you peace of mind that you will receive fantastic service and a lodge which tends to all your needs.  

Swala Tented Camp could not be in a better location to view wildlife and a starting point for walking safaris. The camp is settled around a small marsh naturally attracting high quantities of elephants throughout the dry season, which is what Tarangire is famous for. Creating a wildlife hub a stone’s throw away from your door and on occasion the elephants may pay you a visit in your room, a great photo opportunity you won’t forget. To add to the list of beautiful game in the area, even the scarce Leopard and Lion have even been spotted during the day as well as visits from Buffalo, Wildebeest and antelopes like Oryx with spectacular horns. 

Swala Tented Safari Camp is remotely located in the Tarangire National Park and due to this it is better reached by air. 

Swala Tented Safari Camp: Quick Facts   

  • 12 ensuite tented rooms with personal butler 
  • Activities are morning & evening game drives in shared vehicles and guided nature walks 
  • Night game drives to find nocturnal animals
  • Infinity swimming pool overlooking a waterhole
  • Sundowner drinks in the bush
  • Surprise picnics or bush dinners under the stars
  • Visits to Sanctuary Retreats philanthropy beekeeping project

Swala Tented Safari Camp: The Details 

Swala Tented Camp in the deeps of Tarangire National Park is a  picturesque camp in the heart of a grove of giant Acacia trees. The eco-friendly design of Swala Camp means low impact on the natural surrounding environment, yet it’s contemporary design with modern luxuries is unequivocally African.

Sanctuary Swala Tented Camp has twelve en-suite luxury tented rooms and a thatched safari lodge with dining deck, lounge and small library cossetted under the branches of a giant baobab tree.

After a long hot day exploring the African bush and taking in the sights an infinity pool overlooking the waterhole abundant with wildlife and an almost guaranteed viewing of elephants awaits you.

Each suite at Swala Tented Camp stands separately with a deck wrapping around the front and sides of your unashamedly luxurious “canvas pavilion” described as such because their unique appearance. A popular waterhole is within sight of your room, often you will hear and be greeted by Warthog, Baboon and Antelope in front of your deck, experiencing Africa on your door step.

The individual tents are shaded by mature trees which surround the area, awaiting you inside is a spacious open plan design with a large king size bed or twin beds, an en-suite bathroom with the added experience of showering under the stars with an indoor and outdoor shower.  Each unique room has a veranda which allows you to enjoy a private dinner while sipping your cocktails and watching the animals at the nearby waterhole under the nights sky.

The trees give shade and privacy, the main lodge is raised on stilts for you can look out to a classic Tanzania savanna, dotted with acacia trees and an unusual abundance of baobab trees. You’ll get a chance to observe great herds of elephant and all the other game on customised open safari vehicles; there’s a window seat for everyone on the game drive. The lack of surrounding lodges promises an uninterrupted view and privacy.