Experience true luxury with an off-the-beaten-track safari in one of Tanzania’s least visited yet most rewarding reserves. Tucked away in a secluded pocket of Tarangire National Park, Swala Lodge is a small and exclusive tented camp offering the perfect blend of top notch accommodation, warm service and phenomenal big game viewing. Swala Camp has just 12 tents set in absolutely beautiful surroundings; this is one lodge where you could easily be forgiven for skipping a game drive just to spend more time on your private verandah watching wildlife come and go at the busy waterhole. You’re likely to have plenty of close sightings too as elephant, zebra and impala frequently wander by within metres of the tents, while at night lion often roar close to camp – a real thrill when heard from the warm safety of your bed!Read More

Along with on-you-doorstep game viewing, Swala Camp offers both morning and afternoon drives in Tarangire Park. Look forward to sightings of large herds of elephants, good populations of both buffalo and lion, and the chance to see leopard in the forest lining the life-giving Tarangire River. If you’d like to spend more time out exploring this magnificent park with its characteristic baobab trees, simply ask your guide to pack a picnic breakfast or lunch and enjoy a meal out in the African bush.

Between game viewing activities cool down with a refreshing dip in the infinity swimming pool overlooking the waterhole, or while away the heat of the day with an afternoon nap in your cool tent shaded by jacaranda trees. Each tent is stylishly furnished with either a king or twin beds and plush sofas, and has an en-suite bathroom with both an indoor and outdoor shower.

As for the main lodge at Swala Camp, it is built on a raised deck around an ancient baobab tree. Meals are usually enjoyed on the main dining deck overlooking the waterhole or for a truly memorable experience you can have a bush dinner with traditional East African food served in a clearing out in the wilds of Tarangire National Park.

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Luxury Tented Room

Twelve spacious canvas pavilions ensure unrivalled tranquillity, overlooking a popular watering hole. The wood-floored open-plan rooms have been staged with elegant neutral-toned interiors, matching safari-chic furnishings with rich African textiles, blending seamlessly with the raw and natural beauty of Tanzania’s cinematic savanna. King-size beds swathed in neutral linens mingle fresh design with a new take on safari living. Indoor and outdoor bush-view showers ensure more magical moments because connecting with wildlife is key: the floor-to-ceiling 180° views, and the pavilions’ private decks, mean you won’t miss a sight. Intriguing 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.