SWALA SAFARIS has been operating safaris for over 13 years. The company is based in Arusha and is an accredited member of the Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO). It is licensed to operate safaris by the Tanzania Tourist Agency Licensing Authority No. 00008758. The company's bankers are Barclays Bank and National Bank of Commerce (NBC) Ltd in Arusha.
Wildlife Safari Tariffs are based on per person per day and vary depending on the parks Cultural Safaris, where more time is spent outside the parks, tend to be less.
Lodge/Tented Camp Safaris are a mix of lodges and permanent tented camps. These Tariffs are fully inclusive of accommodation with all meals, vehicle with knowledgeable driver-guide, and all park fees.
Swala Safaris principal activities are wildlife safaris, cultural safaris, and walking safaris. Wildlife safaris are primarily in the national parks of Tanzania. Serengeti and Ngorongoro are world-famous as the amount of wildlife in these areas is exceptional. Kilimanjaro and Arusha National Parks are excellent hiking areas, as are Lake Natron and Oldoinyo L'Engai, the Ngorongoro Highlands, Embakai, and Udzungwa National Park.
Our preferred choice of accommodation is small private lodges that have the ambience of the quintessential Africa. Safari groups are small. Itineraries are often custom made.
Safaris are arranged to the chimpanzee parks of Mahale and Gombe on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, and the national parks in southern Tanzania: Ruaha, Mikumi, and Selous. For those who want to get away from the main tourist routes there is Mkomazi Game Reserve. It is easily accessible (two to three hours) from Kilimanjaro and Arusha and is off the tourist route.