On the edge of the Gursi Swamp, in the far south-west of Tarangire National Park, Swala Camp sits in a quiet area, amidst an area of open grassland, under an elegant grove of tall Acacia tortillis trees and dotted with baobabs, which are a common feature in Tarangire. This permanent tented camp was completely rebuilt in 2009 and offers high-quality accommodation, with good resident game – impala, elephant and waterbuck which are attracted to its artificial waterhole.
Our view of Swala Camp
Swala Camp is a very well-run camp. The service is friendly and the rooms and main areas very stylish and decorated in a contemporary African design. It would make a good base for a couple of nights to explore Tarangire National Park – and is located in the quieter southern area of the park. This means that it takes longer to reach than the camps around Tarangire's busier northern edge, but also that game-viewing experience here is much better than experienced at the camps in the north of the park, as you'll be aware of few other vehicles.
Swala Camp: Traveller ratings
Swala stands in the remote south-west corner of Tarangire National Park.