Welcome to Swaziland

A visit to the Kingdom of Swaziland is known for encapsulating the very best that Africa can offer. By foot, horseback and Jeep, we have every possibility of coming face to face with the ‘big five’ of the wildlife world. In addition to these amazing wildlife adventures we shall immerse ourselves in Swazi culture, with authentic visits to local villages to learn about their fascinating way of life.

Tour Highlights

  • Discover Swaziland's astonishing wildlife on our game drives
  • Ride on horseback through truly exquisite African bush land
  • Interact with the local Swazi people through song and dance
  • Enjoy a multi-sensory walking safari through wildlife paradise
  • Dates & Prices

    The prices shown below include return flights from a specified UK airport. If you are travelling from outside of the UK, please .

    April 14 - April 25, 2017 (12 days)


    Standard Blind Price: £3299 Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: £1899 Contact us for availability

    The prices shown below are for non-UK travellers and do not include return flights and transfers. If you are travelling from within the UK, please .

    Standard Blind Price: 2599 2599 Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: 1299 1299 Contact us for availability

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    two rhino in a green field
  • A Swazi Lady in orange robes showing us her dance moves in a Swazi Village

    What's Included

    • Flights and transfers from the UK (UK prices only)
    • 3 star accommodation
    • All breakfasts
    • Four lunches
    • All evening meals
    • Specified excursions
    • Services of a local tour guide
    • Services of a Traveleyes tour manager
  • Excursions

    • Boat cruise across Maguga Dam
    • Tour of a local village
    • Nature walk
    • Horse riding through the wildlife reserve
    • Candle making and basket-weaving experience
    • Mlilwane game drive
    • Mahlindza Waterhole & walking safari
    • Hlane game drive
    Three huge grey African Elephants with white tusks striding through the green bush

Below is the itinerary for the holiday. Please click each day for more information.

Friday 14th April

Today we embark on our African adventure.

Saturday 15th April

Upon arrival in Johannesburg we transfer across the border into the magnificent Kingdom of Swaziland.

Dinner included. Overnight in Mbabane.

Sunday 16th April

We’ll be taking a tranquil boat trip across Maguga Dam, relaxing to the sights and sounds of abundant birdlife in a panoply of delightfully unfamiliar sounds. When evening arrives we’ll sit down together to enjoy a traditional Shisa Nyama meal, more familiarly known as a barbecue. We also have the chance to go to a local village and have a tour around a traditional homestead made of mud and sticks to listen to fables and discuss ways of life.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included. Overnight in Mbabane.

 

Monday 17th April

Today we shall enjoy our morning walking in Malolotja Reserve, learning about the highveld flora and fauna. We’ll walk amongst the game and learn tracking techniques. Following this, we shall visit the Ngwenya glass factory where we will find out how this Swazi venture started. Time will be provided here to explore the local shops to browse local souvenirs.

Breakfast & dinner included. Overnight in Mbabane.

 

Tuesday 18th April

Today we’ll venture to Hlane Royal National Park, home to the largest herds of game in the entire Kingdom. Our accommodation will be located next to a waterhole which the local wildlife frequent. On our way to this African wildlife haven, we’ll be stopping off at a local blind school to interact with staff and pupils, which promises to be a most moving cultural exchange.

We’ll arrive in Hlane in time for lunch with time in the afternoon to explore the area before ending the day with a sunset safari.

Breakfast & dinner included. Overnight in Hlane.

 

Wednesday 19th April

Today will be a free day. For those who wish to, there’ll be an opportunity to learn more facts about local wild animals, including the chance to feel their skulls! There’ll also be an illuminating talk about Swaziland’s conservation programme and a chance to learn ‘hands-on’ how the snares used by illegal poachers perform their destructive work and how the anti-poaching team work tirelessly to combat this scourge.

Also recommended is a relaxing excursion to the Mahlindza Waterhole where a bird hide overlooks the stretch of water where enormous herds of impala and other ungulates congregate. This safari will take us extremely close to living, breathing examples of the finest big game.

Breakfast & dinner included. Overnight in Hlane.

Thursday 20th April

There’s an opportunity today to make a special visit to the Sangoma, a very powerful person in Swazi culture who is believed to possess miraculous healing powers and to be able to foretell the future.

We will enjoy a traditional lunch together before experiencing our final game drive through this wild wonderland which never fails to impart the most vivid experiences and to build the kind of memories which last a lifetime.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included. Overnight in Hlane.

Friday 21st April

This morning our adventure leaves Hlane behind and continues to Mlilwane. We shall visit local craft markets to see how Swazi candles are made and to learn the story behind this ingenious community-operated venture. After lunch we’ll visit a nearby basket-weaving workshop where senses will be sharpened by the richness of colour, the smell of signature lutindzi grass and the enchanting sing-song voices of the Swazi women as they prepare orders to be shipped to all parts of the world.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included. Overnight in Mlilwane.

 

Saturday 22nd April

In the morning we shall embark on a nature walk to feel the environment and hear the calls of the nearby animals such as zebra, wildebeest, hippo and aa host of birds. We’ll then visit a nearby chief who resides at a traditional homestead.

This afternoon will be time for a safari, focusing upon the conservation in Mlilwane and the reintroduction of species into Swaziland.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included. Overnight in Mlilwane.

Sunday 23rd April

This morning there’s an opportunity for a close encounter with a wide cross-section of indigenous game by horseback. After grooming and saddling our own horses, we’ll embark on a trail which leads us on a voyage of discovery through this stunning nature reserve, a journey which will include the unforgettable experience of riding through herds of zebra. In the afternoon there’ll be more wildlife experiences in Mlilwane on our equally revealing guided walking safari.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included. Overnight in Mlilwane.

 

Monday 24th April

Today we must reluctantly bid farewell to Swaziland as our African adventure comes to an end with our transfer to the airport to catch our return flight.

Breakfast included.

Tuesday 25th April