Sanctuary Swala




Sanctuary Swala is located in a secluded area of Tarangire National Park, which is famous for large herds of elephants and spectacular baobab trees. Not only that but Tarangire National Park is probably the most exciting but least visited in Tanzania.

In the heart of Maasai country and a remote corner of Tarangire, in total seclusion amongst giant acacia trees and looking out beyond the flat savannah, Sanctuary Swala offers a very exclusive safari experience in Tarangire National Park. 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 star attraction must be the waterhole a few hundred yards from the dining tent – and within sight of your private terrace.


Sanctuary Swala boasts 12 luxurious canvas pavilions, each with a large open-plan living area, king-size bed and en-suite bathroom and both indoor and outdoor showers.

Enjoy a refreshing dip in the stunning infinity pool and take in the outstanding views over the waterhole and baobab filled valley beyond.

The designers of Sanctuary Swala have been careful to keep the feeling of living in the African bush. Luxury and wilderness experience are balanced. So guests will benefit from the unparalleled on-the-spot guiding expertise, and the option of taking part in walking safaris in Tarangire National Park.

Sanctuary Swala Camp is one of the finest tented camps in East Africa.

Sanctuary Swala on the map


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Luxury Tented Room

Twelve spacious canvas pavilions ensure unrivalled tranquillity, overlooking a popular watering hole. The wood-floored open-plan rooms have been staged with elegant neutral-toned interiors, matching safari-chic furnishings with rich African textiles, blending seamlessly with the raw and natural beauty of Tanzania’s cinematic savanna. King-size beds swathed in neutral linens mingle fresh design with a new take on safari living. Indoor and outdoor bush-view showers ensure more magical moments because connecting with wildlife is key: the floor-to-ceiling 180° views, and the pavilions’ private decks, mean you won’t miss a sight. Intriguing art has been thoughtfully placed, and each furnishing considered based on its eco-friendly design; from repurposed artefacts to bespoke creations. Sanctuary Swala treads with the lightest of footprints, without compromising on luxury.



Full board and game drives, non-premium drinks, return airstrip transfers.

Family Suitability

Accepts older children

Malaria Rating

Malarial area year-round

Good For

Birding, Flora, Leisure, Nature, Wildlife, Star Gazing, Relaxation