Sanctuary Swala is an exquisite camp that offers an exclusive safari experience in the heart of Maasai country. Located deep inside the Tarangire National Park, one of Tanzania’s most captivating but least-visited wilderness regions, every detail of this camp has been consciously crafted to bring guests close to nature. From its unique position under a canopy of mature acacia trees and eco-friendly design to the picturesque surroundings of savannah and towering baobab forests, Sanctuary Swala delights at every turn.
With nature comes incredible wildlife interaction: ‘Swala’ (antelope in Swahili) alludes to a resident herd of impala, who gather close to camp at night, seeking safety from after-dark predators. Admire the view from one of just twelve luxurious safari tents, which join a series of welcoming communal spaces that blend chic styling with relaxed open-air living, perfect for contemplation and repose. An elevated dining area, lounge and library built on stilts provides a tranquil retreat with a panoramic view of the park, complete with traditional thatched roofs to keep the interiors cool in the heat of the day. In this peaceful place, the only sound you will hear is the hum of nature and soothing birdsong, courtesy of some 23 species that are endemic to this special corner of Africa.
Swala has a strong relationship with the neighbouring community and actively supports them in various ways, including commissioning local artisans to make bespoke pieces, evident in the artistic and atmospheric design details of the camp. The wooden decking, guest rooms and outdoor showers have all been fashioned by the skilled hands of local craftsmen using narrow sticks to create beautiful screens and partitions, striking baskets that adorn the entrance to the reception.
The best of Sanctuary Swala
- Located in a remote and exclusive pocket of Tarangire National Park
- Just twelve luxurious canvas pavilions, all shaded by acacia trees and with views over the waterhole
- A variety of activities include morning and evening game drives, night drives and hot air balloon ride
- Sundowners and bush picnics
Bush Breakfasts, Picnics and Sundowners
Commitment to conservation and responsible tourism
Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy is committed to ensuring the tourism industry contributes to and improves both the lives and livelihoods of people living on the edge of wilderness.
Together with our guests, Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy is working towards raising standards of living by delivering clean water to schools that border Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park.