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In the hidden gem of Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park lies a remote safari hideaway. Sanctuary Swala nestles among massive acacia trees, providing panoramic views of the African landscape and its impressive wildlife.

Sanctuary Swala leaves a minimal carbon footprint due to its adherence to the highest eco-friendly standards. Structures are supported by stilts and covered with traditional thatch. The main camp features a dining area, deck with picturesque views, library, lounge, and stunning infinity pool overlooking a busy waterhole. The waterhole hosts regular visitors including lions, leopards, and elephants.

Twelve well-appointed canvas pavilions welcome guests with luxurious furnishings, campaign chairs, and plush sofas. An en-suite bathroom features both indoor and outdoor showers, while the expansive veranda overlooking the waterhole is the perfect place to enjoy sundowners or a private dinner. A personal attendant is always on call to assist in any way needed.

The low volume of visitors to Tarangire National Park ensures that guests of Swala enjoy a unique and private safari experience. Open safari vehicles driven by experienced guides allow for clear views and excellent photos. Flourishing because of Tarangire’s vibrant river, leopard, kudu, oryx, impala, giraffe, buffalo, lion, and more call the area home. Exceptional herds of elephant constantly congregate under the park’s famous baobab trees, and guests enjoy tracking these magnificent animals on the twice-daily game drives.

Night drives (also known as “moonlight safaris”) are offered for an additional fee. With specialized lighting, visitors can view a variety of nocturnal animals such as African wildcat, bush baby, hyena, spotted genet, serval, bat-eared fox, and owl.

Bush breakfasts, picnics, and dinners are unique ways to enjoy meals while on safari. Attendants go ahead to prepare an area in a secluded clearing for guests to relish a meal of traditional East African cuisine. After enjoying a sundowner while gazing at an impressive sunset, guests surround the log fire for a delicious dinner beneath the African stars.

Tourists can also take part in various conservation and community projects pioneered by Sanctuary Swala. Visits to Gijedabung Primary School and the Mwika Beekeeping Project are popular and an unforgettable part of the overall safari experience.

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