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4.5 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   P.O. Box 427 | Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
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Sanctuary Swala
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Palo Alto, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing place to stay. Chris and Mina, the hosts/management, were very nice and knowledgeable. All the staff was extremely nice and accommodating The tents were very nice and comfortable. There are elephants right around the camp which is really cool. The food is amazing. The Guides are all good. We had Dominick who was the best guide we've ever had.... More

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Edmonton, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Only spent one night here. We would like to stay three nights. Kind of remote but well worth it. There were about 15 elephants at the waterhole when we arrived. Monkeys in the trees and Impala grazing by the infinity pool. The night drive was incredible with wine/beer and tapas at sunset out in the bush and when we returned... More

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New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I mean where else can you go where there is a herd of elephants right by your tent. One of the most unique and amazing experiences i have lived. Going to this small "camp" was like being invited to someone's home. Must go if visiting the Tarangire National Park, and set up a morning balloon ride over the park.....amazing!

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Miami, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Afri-que? This is the name we choose for our group of 24. Swala Sanctuary was one of the 4 camps we stayed while we vacationed for 3 weeks in Africa. Swala was the third camp we stayed in, our first in Tarangire National Park. It was really amazing to see so many animals in the property. Every morning we were... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sanctuary Swala was a great way to begin our experience in The bush. This was glamping at its best. Tent is permanent and had hot and cold running water as well as wifi. Teh staff was very knowledgeable ,and there is a watering hole in camp that a family of elephants seems to have adopted. You must be escorted at... More

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New Rochelle, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the camp for 3 days as part of our Tanzania and Zanzibar vacation. Everything about this resort was top shelf, including General Manager Chris and his staff, the facilities, the tent, the food and beverages, the service, the views and the wonderful animals present, e.g., elephants, lions, etc. Our stay could not have been better.

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Milan, Italy
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A paradise in tarangire park Swala is really amazing, wonderful location in front of a water hole: you can enjoy your safari, by simply sitting on the patio! True luxury and perfect balance with real experience

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Fairfax, Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Sanctuary Swala for two nights during our safari in Tanzania. When we arrived there after a full day in Tarangire Park, I noted that it was surely the most remote place I had ever been in my life. This remoteness within the park makes it a perfect base for amazing game viewing. The watering hole at Swala... More

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Darien, Connecticut
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Swala is in a hugely compelling setting in Tarangire. The watering hole in front of the main lodge and pool attract tons of wildlife- Elephants, lions and leopards and tons of monkeys. We were woke. At three am our first night there by the roaring of a lion and the trumpeting of an elephant. The next night a pride of... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I was overwhelmed by the warmth of the staff at Swala as well as the wealth of game located in camp. Woke up in the night to an elephant chasing a lion away from the watering hole that is located right on the property! Lots of night noises, which I loved. Tarangire National Park is beautiful and has great game.

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Swala, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience of Sanctuary Swala on Tripadvisor! We are very happy to hear you had such a wonderful time and thank you for your kind comments. We have to agree the Tarangire National Park is beautiful... Thank you once again and we do hope to welcome you back to one of our properties in... More

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Address: P.O. Box 427 | Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Tarangire National Park
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sanctuary Swala 4.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Sanctuary Swala Hotel Tarangire National Park

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