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Swaziland Safari Tours
Swaziland: The Kingdom of Swaziland is a small country in southern Africa, embedded between South Africa in the west and Mozambique in the east. This tiny kingdom is well-known for its pastoral and peaceful countryside. Visitors are drawn to the many traditional rites and cultural activities, as well as, the scenery. In this small, landlocked economy, subsistence agriculture occupies more than 80% of the population. The manufacturing sector has diversified since the mid-1980s. Sugar and wood pulp remain important foreign exchange earners.
History & Background: Inhabited by many different tribes, the Swazis trace their first king Ngwane III to the 18th century. The British annexed the land in 1877, and Swaziland became independent only in 1968. The current king is Mswati III and despite some dissention about the lack of democracy, most Swazis are proud of their culture and tradition.
Scheduled and Tailor–Made Safaris: Swaziland’s draw card is its rich culture, traditional ways and friendly people. Below you will find numerous small group (maximum of 10 clients) safaris that Jenman African Safaris runs in and around Swaziland. You can join one of our scheduled camping or lodge safaris or if you’d like, one of our experienced travel consultants can tailor–make a private safari to meet your departure date, time period, group size and budget. Our most popular safari is our African Expedition that comes into Swaziland from Mozambique.
Best Time to travel: Swaziland’s highveld has a wetter, temperate climate with most rain falling between Oct and March. The lowveld is hotter and drier. The winter months are better to travel in but, summer can be enjoyable as well if you don’t mind the wetter weather...
- Area: 17 363km²
- Capital: Mbabane
- Currency: Lilangeni
- Climate: Mild climate with summer rains between October and March
- People: Swazi, Zulu, Tsonga-Shangaan and European
- Official language: English and siSwati
- Time: GMT plus two hours