A small and powerful kingdom of Swazi culture, Eswatini is a jewel set between South Africa and Mozambique, bordered by a striking mountain landscape that opens onto vast savannahs inhabited by wild animals.
Populated by giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, elephants, lions and rhinos, its national parks are an astonishing concentration of biodiversity and extraordinary landscapes that have nothing to envy from the acclaimed reserves of Southern Africa. The added value of the destination is undoubtedly its ancient culture and a people particularly attached to their traditions.
Lush, rugged mountain landscapes, savannahs and grasslands teeming with wildlife and birdlife, idyllic waterfalls and thrilling rapids, hiking trails amidst rocky peaks and dramatic granite formations, mysterious rock faces with fine examples of rock art, bearing witness to an ancient history. The former Swaziland will amaze you in all its “pocket” beauty and open the door to the friendliness of a people with a wealth of craftsmanship, who have been perpetuating ancestral rituals for centuries in traditional “beehive villages” of woven huts and within the royal court.
From the colourful handicraft markets in Ezulwini and Malkerns Valley, amidst sculptures of wax and blown glass, to the parks of Hlane, Malolotja, Mlilwane and Mykhaya, with their evocative paths through the wildest nature, from the rock paintings of Nsangwini, to the celebrations of the spectacular Umhlanga (Reed Dance), in the presence of the King in Ludzidzini. A riot of dancing and singing, in which the young girls enhance their femininity through colourful vestments and their purity through nudity, bringing long bamboo canes as gifts to the king, who will use them to restore the palace.
Every experience in Eswatini will be unforgettable and will reveal the many faces of this miniature state.