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Sanctuary Swala


Sanctuary Swala is an exquisite camp that offers an exclusive luxury 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.

No Of Rooms (12)
12 Tents
Game Drives
Game Drives
Night Drive
Night Drive
Hot Air Balloon
Hot Air Balloon
Family Friendly
Children aged 6+
Open All Year
Closed April & May
Moses Sanctuary Swala
Camp Manager
Moses grew up in Arusha and after completing secondary school, he set off to work as a casual in the bush where he grew his knowledge and experience before joining the Sanctuary team in 2004. Since then, Moses has moved from camp to camp exploring the vast lands of Tanzania. With a dedicated passion, Moses followed online management courses that helped him become Camp Manager of Sanctuary Swala in 2020 (and Sanctuary Kusini for two years before). Moses never ceases to be amazed by the raw beauty of Tanzania, he constantly looks forward to meeting new guests from all corners of the earth and greeting them warmly upon their arrival at Sanctuary Swala.
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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


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Twelve Stylish Tents

Sanctuary Swala's twelve spacious canvas tents overlook the waterhole and the sweeping plain beyond, offering a tranquil retreat under the shade of acacia trees.
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Bush Breakfasts, Picnics and Sundowners

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Dining in the Bush
Immerse yourself in a unique dining experience with an outdoor dinner. Relax with a cocktail and enjoy the sounds of nature from a secluded clearing, then savour a delicious traditional Swahili meal prepared by our skilled chefs.
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What to expect
Experience consistent fine dining throughout your stay at Sanctuary Swala. Every single detail will be considered to ensure that each meal is better than the last. No matter what your food preferences our incredible staff are on hand to provide wine pairing recommendations. Equally, if wine isn't your drink of choice we also have specialty coffees and a variety of infused teas available to you.

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Special Offers

Current offers and packages available

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Enjoy extra on your safari getaway with Sanctuary Retreats' extended stay offer valid for 2023 and 2024, when you stay at one or more of our properties depending on your season of travel:
  • Stay 4-6 nights & save up to 25%
  • Stay 7+ nights & save up to 30%
To find out more about this offer, please refer to the rates of each of our properties.