Camp (Tarangire National Park) Tanzania
Sanctuary Swala is located in an exceptionally private
section of Tarangire National Park, offering visitors a
luxurious and very exclusive safari experience. The camp,
which has twelve tents, has recently been completely rebuilt
to the highest eco-friendly standards.
Set to become one of Tanzania’s most iconic retreats,
Sanctuary Swala is now open following a US$1.5 million
The camp is located in secluded area of Tarangire
National Park, arguably northern Tanzania's most interesting
park, famous for the large herds of elephants and
spectacular baobab trees.
Twelve tents surround the main dining area, deck and
library which are lifted on stilts around an enormous and
ancient baobab tree. There is now also a stunning infinity
swimming pool overlooking the water hole. Each of the twelve
luxurious canvas pavilions is shaded by tall acacia trees
and all are within sight of the well-frequented water hole
which regularly draws lions, leopards and resident bull
elephants for which Sanctuary Swala is famed.
The tents feature a spacious open plan arrangement with
comfortable king or twin beds, campaign chairs and plush
sofas, as well as en suite bathroom with both indoor and
outdoor shower. Each tent has its own personal attendant who
will attend to guests' every need. Exquisitely furnished
with traditional materials, the tents at Sanctuary Swala are
unashamedly luxurious but still close enough to nature to
permit an exciting night under canvas.
Access to the camps is very good, each with their own
airstrip and good roads directly into the camps. The game
viewing is excellent within the camps and in the surrounding
Being situated away from the larger lodges has given the
camps their own virtually private game drive areas offering
the clients unique and exciting game viewing, without
interruption from other Tourists. Also, through their use of
open vehicles and guided bush walks in secluded corners of
the best game viewing areas, they combine the more intimate
and interpretative activities reminiscent of Southern Africa
with the exciting species and dense game population for
which Tanzania is famous.
The image that will be portrayed by the camps will be
that of a country house under canvas. The standards of
cuisine, service and hosting exceed those normally expected
in East Africa and are more comparable with camps in
Botswana or Sabi Sands in South Africa. The format of the
camps however is traditional and although the furnishings
and details are of a very high standard the architecture is
designed to blend with the bush not compete with it.
Game Viewing / Activities:
Open vehicles, walking and a virtually private game
viewing area, achieve a more interactive experience than the
traditional East African formula. Low host to client ratios
also achieves a high level of interpretation and potential
customization of each client’s experience.
Tarangire is arguably, the best dry season refuge for
big-game in Africa. The lifeblood of this park is the
Tarangire River. This rises in the Kondoa Highlands to the
southwest of the park and bisects the length of the park
providing fresh water for game in the dry months from July
This migration flows from the surrounding country of the
Maasai Steppe, the Manyara and Lokisale areas into Tarangire
bringing in vast numbers of plains game to swell the
resident herds. An increasing number and variety of game are
becoming resident due to a number of factors making
Tarangire an all-year park.
This park is known for its elephant, Baobab Trees, and
bird-life. The elephant have become mainly resident with
large breeding herds of up to 400 in number concentrating in
the central area of the park at certain times of the year.
Resident bull elephants are to be found in the northern
sector of the park. Tarangire has the largest known number
of breeding species of birds in Tanzania. Both the exquisite
Fischer's and Black-cheeked Lovebirds are seen in large
numbers and at certain times of the year enormous flocks of
Red-billed Quelea make their presence known by sheer weight
The secretive Lesser Kudu and distinctively marked
Fringed-Eared Oryx are two species rarely seen in other
parks and yet can be spotted with relative ease in Tarangire
which is an added bonus. They can be found mainly in the
Sangaiwe and Kitibong areas adjacent t the camp. Also the
more regal Greater Kudu has been sighted within a short
distance of the camp.
Again, another unusual occurrence to have both Greater
and Lesser Kudu existing side by side. Herds of Buffalo
numbering 300-400 at times, are seen on their way to slake
their considerable thirst in the river.
The sight of a large herd determinedly crossing a track
is always impressive. The park has a good cat population
with the three major species of lion, leopard, and cheetah
being well represented.
Accommodation Rates:- From
$550 per person sharing per night. Please contact us for a
quote and suggested itinerary.