Swala Safari Camp, Tarangire, Tanzania

According to TripAdvisor, Swala Safari Camp is the best in the entire park, but let your instincts be the judge. Set in a secluded part of one of the richest and least-visited parks in Tanzania, Swala is in the heart of Maasai country. It is surrounded by rolling savannah, punctuated by majestic – almost primeval looking – baobab trees and ancient acacia. Elephant and great prides of lions stroll across the plains, within easy sight of your luxurious room and the camp’s infinity edge pool. So you can enjoy the novel experience of watching great beasts at their watering hole, whilst you bathe in yours!

You’ll also have the sensation of giving something back. The camp’s cultural programmes include helping a local special needs school and supporting an important beekeeping project.

Swala Safari Camp, at a glance

  • Ecologically-aware safari camp set in splendid isolation
  • Choice of 12 luxurious canvas pavilions, shaded by ancient acacias
  • Great views of the nearby watering hole and the surrounding savannah from private verandas
  • Open plan sleeping areas with king-sized or twin beds, plush sofas and campaign chairs
  • En suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor safari showers
  • Excellent cuisine served on an open dining deck

For leisure and pleasure

  • Infinity edge swimming pool with great views of the game that visits the nearby watering hole
  • Morning and evening game drives in purpose-built safari vehicles
  • Night safaris
  • Walking safaris with expert local guides
  • Bush dinners and picnics
  • Sundowners round the campfire
  • Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy Projects, including Mwika beekeeping programme
  • Lounge and library with WiFi
  • Rob was always quick, efficient, charming and helpful

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  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7