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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
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    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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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

This is an amazing luxury camp. Given that I have OCD, and cleanliness is extremely important to me, this camp is absolutely superb. We went in September time. This camp is luxurious, clean, very beautiful, and romantic. As they don’t have many rooms, it’s serene and calm. I would recommend this to all my friends and family and would definitely... More 

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Richland, Washington
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79 reviews 79 reviews
20 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Swala was the highlight of my trip to Tanzania. It was total luxury. Gorgeous tents with every possible amenity. Service where every need is fulfilled and then some. Lovely dining saw Impalas, waterbucks, elephants wander the grounds. Liz and Garth do a great job! I would love to repeat this once in a lifetime experience.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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165 reviews 165 reviews
62 hotel reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Swala Camp was our home for 2 nights on this 14 day tour of Kenya and Tanzania. By the time, we arrived here, we were ready to really relax and it was perfect to relax in such an incredible place. We spent our entire day in the small hut by the pool, out of the sun and invisible to the... More 

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Swala, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post this comprehensive review regarding your recent stay with us at Sanctuary Swala. It was nice to read your review, and we are happy to know that overall you had an enjoyable stay with us. We do appreciate your positive remarks about Liz,Garth and the rest of the team,the food, the... More 

Oakville, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We completely enjoyed our stay at Swala Camp. The tent was beautiful. Loved the choice of indoor or outdoor shower in your own tent. Each tent offers total privacy. The service was impeccable. The food was very good. We loved the camp fires before dinner which provided an opportunity to meet other travellers. The watering hole that is visible from... More 

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Swala, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post this review on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and for your kind comments regarding the beautiful tent, impeccable service, food and our passionate camp managers Garth and Liz. We are honoured that you highly recommend our property and look forward to welcoming you back... More 

Weybridge
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57 reviews 57 reviews
47 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

I was absolutely blown away with my stay at Sanctuary Swala - we stayed for 2 nights here towards the end of October, so right at the very end of the dry season. At this time of year, the game viewing was just awesome. Literally every time you rounded a bend in the road, you were met with herds of... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Going camping in Africa for a honeymoon sounded risky however my wife was over the moon with joy when we arrived at Swala. This is 5 star camping. Great food, service and accommodation. Thank you Liz and Garth for making it a really special experience.

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Portland, Oregon
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220 reviews 220 reviews
113 hotel reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Swala is an outstanding camp! Liz and Garth were the most gracious hosts imaginable. They were there to greet new arrivals, oversaw each of the meals, and were somehow always handy to answer questions, provide information or assistance, etc. The meals were served on the outside dining area overlooking the water hole which was always busy with zebras, elephants and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

While Swala is typical of many upscale tented safari camps in Africa (solid floor, good bed, hot and cold water, electricity, etc, etc), it has one very important bonus; namely, the only water hole in the vicinity. This means a huge variety of animals come to drink. In two evenings we saw lion, many elephant, giraffe, impala, water buck and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

Can't say enough about Swala. Staff was fantastic. Food wonderful. Rooms elegant and comfortable. And there is considerable wildlife viewing right from your dinner table. Remarkable place. We loved it.

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Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Everything about this camp was stellar from management (Liz & Garthe) to the staff to our guide (Sammy). The amount of animals in the camp and at the nearby watering hole made the experience surreal at times. While having a meal, you could see almost every animal that you would on a game drive. The food was top notch. Whether... 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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