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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, 9 year old son and I just returned from a 15 day safari to Tanzania and Kenya. Sanctuary Swala, in Tarangire National Park was our 1st stop and it was the perfect start to the trip of our dreams. We arranged our trip through Big Five and Tandala Expeditions (with the amazing Gabby as our guide) and they...

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Belgium
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights at this 5-star Sanctuary tented camp. First, you need to drive about 1 hour to reach that place, which is very nicely situated. Very warm welcome from the Manager when we arrived. Unfortunately, after that we did not see him anymore until the end of our stay. Wifi was promised in the tents but did not...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked an all-Santurary resort safari package for Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda...and Sanctuary Swala certainly started our vacation off with as 12 on a scale from 1 to 10! We've traveled the world, and this wonderful property will always remain at the top of our list for its beauty, cleanliness, warmth, friendliness and professionalism. It was THAT amazing!! Led by...

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New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for two nights and had an amazing time. Beautiful facilities, great food, and idyllic setting. We also went on the "walking safari" with Devon and the night safari drive and both were amazing. Devon is the very picture of a classic Safari leader with his South African accent, beard and overall look and made...

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Hudson, NY
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Sanctuary Swala, led by Devin and Terry, can only be described as the penultimate experience in the Tarangire National Park. Ours started at the Kuro airstrip, about 80 minutes away from the camp, when we were picked up by Samuel "Sammy" Mshana, a true ambassador for not only Swala, the Tarangire, but for Tanzania as well. We took a 2...

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Washington, DC
Reviewed 27 November 2016

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Melbourne, Australia
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Arusha, Tanzania
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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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Address: P.O. Box 427 | Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Tarangire National Park
Price Range: £584 - £1,675 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sanctuary Swala 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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“All tents have a view of the watering hole and are spread out so that you feel like you are in a private camp.”
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