Sanctuary Swala

| Tanzania | Tarangire National Park |
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In the heart of Maasai country and a remote corner of the Tarangire National Park, in total seclusion amongst giant acacia trees and looking out beyond the flat savannah, Sanctuary Swala offers a very exclusive safari experience. The picturesque landscape is filled with ancient baobab trees, ambling elephants and birds in flight. Built to the highest eco-friendly standards, this camp has a particularly low-carbon footprint.

The main area is situated right under a big baobab tree, a common sight in these parts of Tanzania. The dining area, lounge, deck and small library all feature a chic, contemporary African design with a traditional thatched roof. This main area is lifted on stilts allowing a wide view of the grasslands of the Tarangire right in front of the camp. The stunning infinity pool overlooks the nearby waterhole often visited by elephants as well as the big cats that are often seen. The relaxing pool area also provides the perfect place to sip a cocktail and cool down after a day of game viewing. Sanctuary Swala has been renovated to the highest eco-friendly standards and has a particularly low carbon footprint. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the main area and in guests' tents.

Sanctuary Swala offers twelve luxurious canvas pavilions, all shaded by acacia trees and all with views over the waterhole and plains in front of camp.


Tarangire is serviced by roads and is only 115 kilometres from Arusha. From the entrance of the park it is another 67 kilometres to Sanctuary Swala. The road winds through the park and offers some spectacular game viewing en route.

Kuro airstrip is approximately a 45 minute drive from Sanctuary Swala. Flying times: - Arusha (ARK) to Kuro Airstrip - 25 minutes - Kuro airstrip to Serengeti South (SGS) airstrip – 1 hour 30 minutes. There is a once a day scheduled light aircraft flight into Kuro from Arusha. Private charters are also available. 


Experiences - activities

Tarangire is famed for its large concentrations of elephants and spectacular baobabs of every shape and colour. The river is the park's lifeline and attracts much of the game to its banks. You may also find some of the many leopard that rest by day in the shady trees. The park is also home to kudu with their immense spiral horns, and oryx with their equally lengthy rapier horns. These shy, show-stopping antelope are common in Tarangire, where Sanctuary Retreats' expert driver-guides can get visitors cl...

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Dining - restaurant

Sanctuary Swala prides itself in the personalised service it is able to offer. A secluded clearing is prepared for a traditional East African meal in the middle of the Tarangire bush. With a sundowner in hand, watch as the sun swiftly sinks and your setting becomes illuminated by a magnificent log fire.

All of the scrumptious meals served at Sanctuary Swala are enjoyed on the main dining deck which is lifted on stilts around an enormous and ancient baobab tree.  A full ...

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Canvas Pavilion

Each of the twelve canvas pavilions is shaded by tall acacia trees and all are within sight of the well frequented water hole. They are unashamedly luxurious and exquisitely furnished but still close enough to nature to permit an exciting night under canvas. The tents feature a spacious open plan arrangement with comfortable king or twin beds, campaign chairs and plush sofas and boasts an en-suite bathroom with both indoor and outdoor shower for that extra bit of luxury. Sip cocktails or enjoy scrumptious dinners on your own private veranda and watch the waterhole which regularly draws lions, leopards and resident bull elephants while your own personal attendant caters for your every need. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in guests' tents.

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