SANCTUARY SWALA - TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
Set in the heart of Maasai country in a remote corner of the Tarangire National Park, in total seclusion amongst giant acacia trees and looking out beyond the flat savannah, Sanctuary Swala offers a very exclusive safari experience. Built to the highest eco-friendly standards, this camp has a particularly low-carbon footprint.
Twelve spacious canvas pavilions ensure unrivalled tranquillity and overlook a watering hole. The beautifully furnished pavilions all have king-size beds swathed in neutral linens, indoor and outdoor bush-view showers, private decking and floor-to-ceiling 180° views.
Sanctuary Swala is located in the Tarangire National Park in the north of Tanzania.
The camp has just twelve wood-floored, open-plan and spacious rooms which have been furnished with elegant neutral-toned interiors, matching safari-chic furnishings with rich African textiles. 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.
The pavillions are shaded by acacia trees and within sight of the waterhole frequented by elephants and big cats and each tent has an ensuite bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower, comfortable king or twin beds, campaign chairs and plush sofas. A hair dryer, ceiling fan, in room safe, mosquito nets and private deck are available in all tents.
Sanctuary Swala’s communal spaces blend chic style with relaxed open-air living. Traditional peaked thatch roofs harmonise with the surroundings bush and keep these areas cool in the hot months and the elevated dining area, lounge and library are set on stilts around ancient towering baobab trees. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the main area and in guest tents.
The Tarangire National Park is famous for its large herds of elephants that congregate under the spectacular baobab trees. The park attracts an abundance of zebra and is home to waterbuck, giraffe and kudu with their immense spiral horns as well as oryx with their lengthy rapier horns. The park is also home to over 550 species of bird with yellow-collared lovebirds a common sight in the trees along the Tarangire River. Some of the key wildlife in the area inlcudes lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, brown and spotted hyena, kudu, wildebeest, waterbuck, eland, wild dog, fringe eared Oryx.
The following activities are included in your stay:
Game Drives - Tarangire is famed for its large concentrations of elephant and the river is the park’s lifeline and attracts much of the game to its banks.
Bush breakfasts, picnics and dinners - you may decide to take a picnic breakfast or lunch with you out into the bush - but equally lovely in the evening is to enjoy a bush dinner where a secluded clearing is prepared for a traditional African meal in the middle of the Tarangire bush. With a sundowner in hand watch as the sun sinks as you enjoy a log fire. Once you have settled into your surroundings the chef will introduce you to traditional Swahili fare as you enjoy your dinner under a blanket of stars.
Additional activities are at an additional cost and can be pre-booked or while guests are in camp.
Walking safaris - experience beautiful Tarangire National Park from a different perspective on a walking safari with a professional walking guide and armed ranger. You may encounter zebra, waterbuck, impala, ostrich, elephant as well as a number of birds.
Night game drives – enjoy a safari at night in Tarangire where you search for nocturnal animals. With specialised lighting you may encounter an African wild cat, an elusive leopard, a bush baby, lion, hyena, as well as smaller creatures such as spotted genet, serval, bat eared foxes, owls and nightjars.
SANCTUARY SWALA IS CLOSED APRIL AND MAY EVERY YEAR
THE CAMP WELCOMES FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AGED 6 YEARS AND OLDER AND CHILDREN AGED 15 YEARS AND YOUNGER ARE REQUIRED TO SHARE A ROOM WITH THEIR PARENTS. TRIPLE ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. CHILDREN AGED 15 YEARS OR YOUNGER ARE NOT PERMITTED ON WALKING SAFARIS