One of the smallest countries in Africa, Swaziland is known for its friendly, peaceful people and wild landscape.
Swaziland is a small country but has two capitals.
Mbabane is the de facto capital and Lobamba is the royal and legislative capital. Swaziland is a monarchy and the people are fond of their King, so be sure not to talk ill of him or get involved in political conversations.
The easiest way to get into Swaziland is from South Africa, either by plane or by car. Inside the country, travelling by bus or car will take you everywhere, although the roads might be bad. However, due to the small size of the country, using the roads is the only option.
Visiting African countries is always about nature. Wildlife still has a home here. Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, for example, is a conservation area for big game viewing. Rhinos can be spotted in Mkhaya Game Reserve, while lions, cheetahs and leopards are at home in Hlane Royal National Park. Additional activities are also possible, like hiking, horse riding and swimming. Swaziland is on the list of those looking for rafting on Usuthu River and mountain biking.
The slow spirit of Africa is remarkable in Swaziland. Time passes differently here. It may be due to the reddish sunlight or from the vast open territory. It may be because of the slow and poor lifestyle. Swaziland leaves a strong impression. Visit during the Umhlanga Festival to get the pulse of a completely different culture. It lasts for eight days and is composed of traditions and ceremonies. Handicraft objects will inspire you. Colorful and joyful, Swazi traditional objects along with candles and glassware will make great souvenirs.
Despite its problems, visiting Swaziland is an unforgettable experience that will build memories for a lifetime. An African strong essence, this little country will impress you with its power to keep its authenticity.
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