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Swala Safari Camp

Chic luxury in the very south of Tarangire

Swala Safari Camp - Pool
Swala Safari Camp - Pool

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One of two Sanctuary properties in the northern part of Tanzania, Swala Safari Camp is consistent with their standards across Africa. Vying with Tarangire Treetops for the accolade of “bush-chic” property of Tarangire, its location inside the park probably just gives them the edge. With a central watering hole bringing in the game and white washed interiors it is probably not for the aficionado, but it ticks plenty of boxes.


Set right over on the south western corner of the park, close to Gursi Swamp, Swala is probably about as far from modern life as is possible in northern Tanzania these days…this is an area where you will only see the vehicles from the property and nothing else. Within an hour’s drive is the excellent game viewing of Silali swamp.


The vast rooms are spread out well, all looking out to the central watering hole although, for our money, there is not really enough undergrowth to give them total privacy from each other but, at he end of dry season, this is to be expected somewhat.


As mentioned above, the rooms are a good size, based on a permanent plinth with verandah and spacious tent. The rooms provide a welcome and comfortable sanctuary from the day’s activities and, during the heat of the day, a great place to see what can be seen down at the watering hole.


As with Oliver’s, Swala is one of the only properties in the park allowed to walk and to also conduct night drives inside the park borders. Along with standard game driving, they offer the whole range.


utter seclusion, great game viewing, photo-perfect accommodation

needs a couple of nights at least due to the distance to get here and probably loses the “wilderness” aspect of Tarangire a little.

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