Swaziland is one of the last surviving kingdoms in Africa, with their own king, and a truly magnificent country when it comes to active tourism, cultural tourism and eco tourism.
Swaziland has fantastic game reserves and national parks, dotted throughout this tiny country, offering the Big 5, but often also offering other activities on site or nearby.
This country is filled with interesting activities like guided mountain bike rides, walks through tribal communities, ziplining through the forest canopy and over gorges, walks to beautiful waterfalls, and 100% community owned tourism experiences , supported by local and international investors.
It’s a country with minimal crime, warm hospitality, and excellent hand made crafts and gift buying opportunities at local markets spread along the major transport routes. Its often a country you pass through when coming from Kruger south to Kwa Zulu Natal, or from Mozambique or even from Johannesburg to the world heritage sites like Lake St lucia.
But don’t rush, take a few nights to stay in places like Phophonyane Falls Eco lodge, Hlane Royal National Park, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Mkhaya Game reserve or Malolotja Nature Reserve.
Famous exports include Ngwenya Glass and Swazi Candles, which have been sent all over the world with their unique designs and incredible beauty.