My husband and I booked an African safari trip through "Imagine Africa" , a London based travel agency specializing in oustanding African vacations, in February 2013. We had the good fortune to spend two nights at the amazing Swala Camp in Tarangire during our trip. The accommodations were almost beyond belief with huge, comfortable room sized tents situated right in the African bush. Wildlife was right at our doorstep! Our hosts, Liz and Garth were so warm and welcoming,and the staff could not have been more helpful and anxious to please. The food was excellent and dining on the outdoor deck under the stars was a memorable experience. Not to mention, the picnic lunch they packed for us was out of this world. We would definitely recommend Swala Camp and Imagine Africa to anyone considering a trip to Africa.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the main area and in guests' tents. 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 ensuite 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. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in guests' tents. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sanctuary Swala Hotel Tarangire National Park