Swala Camp is located in a remote section of the teeming Tarangire National Park. The camp itself is nestled under a canopy of Acacia tortillis, creating a beautiful setting. Swala has 12 private, permanent tents featuring en-suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor shower, complemented by fittings and fixtures crafted from local materials. The camp has re-opened after undergoing a recent refurbishment which has given it a polished touch, and ensured that the standards of accommodation remain high. The tents now all include a spacious living area and larger front deck, as well as top to bottom canvas windows that provide panoramic views of the uninhibited bush.
The elevated terraces on the tents are appointed towards the waterhole that attracts wildlife year-round to ensure that your African wildlife experiences do not finish when you leave your vehicle. Meals are taken in the comfortable dining tent, with full silver service, Pan-African cuisine and fine wines adding to the "country house under canvas" ambience. A swimming pool has been recently added so guests can cool down during the day. Swala's accomplished hosts, personal tent attendants, safari guides and Masai askaris that accompany you to your tent at night enhance your stay with their own personalized African affability, professionalism and knowledge.
Wildlife & Game Viewing
Nestled in a remote pocket of Tarangire National Park, Swala Camp is sited in a woodland of acacia trees at the edge of the Gurusi wetlands and the unfurling savannah beyond. The stands of ancient baobab trees, large family herds of elephants, prolific bird life and dry season concentrations of wildlife make Tarangire the classic Africa of lore. The park’s name is derived from the Tarangire River,the park’s only source of permanent water. Tarangire is noted for its elephant population and spectacular baobabs of every shape and colour. In the dry season this river is the lifeline, attracting much of the game. Huge herds of elephant and greater kudu. Oryx are what the park is synonymous with. In addition, leopard, lion and the African rock pythons often inhabit the trees. Due to the low volume of traffic in the park, the game is “wild”, being unaccustomed to vehicles, this offers a truly unique experience. Swala is the only water source for a 20km radius, attracting a vast array of animals, offering incredible game viewing from your verandah.