On the edge of the Gursi Swamp, in the far south-west of Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park, Swala Camp sits in a quiet area, amid an area of open grassland under a grove of tall Acacia tortillis trees and baobabs. Completely rebuilt in 2009, this permanent tented camp promises high-quality accommodation, with good resident game – impala, elephant and waterbuck that are attracted to its artificial waterhole.
Our view of Swala Camp
Swala Camp is very well-run, 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. It’s located in the quieter southern area of the park and this means that it takes longer to reach than the camps around Tarangire's busier northern edge, but also that your game-viewing experience here is much more exclusive, as there are few other vehicles.
Swala Camp: Traveller ratings
Swala stands in the remote south-west corner of Tarangire National Park.