Sanctuary Swala
Sanctuary Swala Sanctuary Swala
Sanctuary Swala
Sanctuary Swala

Sanctuary Swala

Sanctuary Swala is located in a secluded area of Tarangire National Park, one of the most exciting and least visited parks in the country.

Country

Tanzania

Highlights

•Located in an exclusive pocket of Tarangire National Park •Tripadvisor guest reviews voted Sanctuary Swala as No. 1 out of 18 lodges and camps in the Tarangire National Park •Variety of activities include morning and evening game drives, walking and night game drives •An infinity swimming pool overlooking a water hole frequented by game •Sundowners, bush dinners and picnics •An opportunity to visit Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy Projects including Mwika beekeeping project

Need to Know

Rates include: Accommodation, all meals and drinks (except premium brands), game-viewing activities, laundry and airstrip transfers in Tarangire. Rates exclude: Domestic flights and park fees. Health: We advise all travellers to take precautions against malaria and we recommend speaking with your GP or personal physician four to six weeks before departure.


SafarisSafaris


Tarangire is famed for its large concentrations of elephant and spectacular baobabs of every shape and colour. The river is the park's lifeline and attracts much of the game to its banks. You may also find some of the many leopard that rest by day in the shady trees. The park is also home to kudu with their immense spiral horns, and oryx with their equally lengthy rapier horns. These shy, show-stopping antelope are common in Tarangire, where Sanctuary's expert driver-guides can get visitors close to the herds without disturbing them. The low volume of visitors to the park offers a truly unique and private experience and our customised open safari vehicles offer unobstructed viewing and great photography opportunities. Tarangire is famed for its large concentrations of elephant and spectacular baobabs of every shape and colour. The river is the park's lifeline and attracts much of the game to its banks. You may also find some of the many leopard that rest by day in the shady trees. The park is also home to kudu with their immense spiral horns, and oryx with their equally lengthy rapier horns. These shy, show-stopping antelope are common in Tarangire, where Sanctuary's expert driver-guides can get visitors close to the herds without disturbing them. The low volume of visitors to the park offers a truly unique and private experience and our customised open safari vehicles offer unobstructed viewing and great photography opportunities.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Tarangire is famous for its large herds of elephants that congregate under the spectacular baobab trees for which the park is known. It also attracts an abundance of zebra, and is home to kudu with their immense spiral horns as well as oryx with their lengthy rapier horns. Also in great abundance are impala, giraffe, buffalo, lion, and leopard.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Game drives Enjoy thrilling game drives lead by highly qualified guides in customised open 4 x 4 game viewing vehicles. Game drives are conducted early morning, late afternoon and also at night. Walking safaris Sanctuary Swala is one of a few camps within Tanzania’s Nothern Park where walking is possible. This seasonal activity runs from July October. Bush meals We have many favourite spots to go to for sundowners or having a quiet lunch served in the bush. Village Visit Sanctuary Swala has been renovated to the highest eco- friendly standards and has a particularly low carbon footprint. We support a primary school at Gijedabung near the camp. On a visit to the village, meet the local people and learn about the beekeeping project and other community projects that provide valuable income to them.

FacilitiesFacilities

The main dining area, deck and library are lifted on stilts around an ancient baobab tree, while the stunning infinity pool overlooks the waterhole. The main area is situated right under a big baobab tree, a common sight in these parts of Tanzania. The dining area, lounge, deck and small library all feature a chic, contemporary African design with a traditional thatched roof. This main area is lifted on stilts allowing a wide view of the grasslands of the Tarangire right in front of the camp. The stunning infinity pool overlooks the nearby waterhole often visited by elephants as well as the big cats that are often seen. The relaxing pool area also provides the perfect place to sip a cocktail and cool down after a day of game viewing. Sanctuary Swala has been renovated to the highest eco- friendly standards and has a particularly low carbon footprint.

AccommodationAccommodation

Each of the twelve canvas pavilions is shaded by tall acacia trees and all are within sight of the well frequented water hole. They are unashamedly luxurious and exquisitely furnished but still close enough to nature to permit an exciting night under canvas. The tents feature a spacious open plan arrangement with comfortable king or twin beds, campaign chairs and plush sofas and boasts an en-suite bathroom with both indoor and outdoor shower for that extra bit of luxury. Sip cocktails or enjoy scrumptious dinners on your own private veranda and watch the waterhole which regularly draws lions, leopards and resident bull elephants while your own personal attendant caters for your every need.

AccoladesAccolades

Conde Nast Traveler 2010 Hot List Tripadvisor 2013 Certificate of Excellence

SeasonSeason

Closed April and May

Average StayAverage Stay

2-3 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

2014 rates: Per person per night sharing, in USD from $591.

Children PolicyChild Policy

We welcome all children aged 12 and above at Sanctuary Swala •Adults have to share rooms with children should they be below 15 years of age •Children 12 and above are charged the applicable adult rate •One triple per camp per night •Children 16 years and older allowed on walking safaris

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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