Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland) is known for its friendly people, its deep and rich heritage and culture, and breath-taking natural beauty. This small, landlocked country in Southern Africa is a must-experience destination. For city lovers, the capital, Mbabane, offers visitors a chance to explore the local culture, with street and craft markets, museums, and art galleries.
Hlane National Park is home to lions, elephants and other big game, and is a popular destination for wildlife enthusiasts. The Ezulwini Valley is a beautiful destination that offers visitors a chance to relax and unwind in a stunning natural setting.
The best time to visit Eswatini for wildlife is during the dry season between May and October, when the weather is mild. While the summer months between November and April can be hot and humid, this is also the best time to see migratory birds and the lush vegetation of the country.
Mbabane, the capital city of Eswatini, offers visitors a unique blend of African culture and stunning natural landscapes. Located within the Mdzimba Mountains, Mbabane boasts a thriving arts scene. The charm of this city and its surrounding landscapes will delight urban and outdoor explorers alike. Guests can explore various museums and galleries to learn about the rich history and cultural heritage of Eswatini. Known for its markets, visitors can peruse traditional fabrics, various beautiful crafts as well as modern souvenirs. Whether hiking the beautiful mountains, sampling the local cuisine, or strolling the lively streets, there is plenty to see and do for everyone.
Hlane National Park
Hlane National Park is home to Eswatini’s largest collection of wildlife, offering an unforgettable experience whether you’re purely a nature lover, an adventure seeker, or would love a combination of experiences. Renowned for its abundant populations of elephants, rhinos, lions, giraffes, and more, visitors can anticipate observing many magnificent animals in their natural habitat. The park features guided walking safaris and birdwatching excursions amidst its scenic landscapes of lush savannahs and acacia woodlands.
Often referred to as the “Valley of Heaven,” Ezulwini Valley is not only awe-inspiring but also deeply rooted in cultural importance for the people of Eswatini. Located between Mbabane and Manzini cities, the valley is rich with lush landscapes with winding rivers. Visitors to Ezulwini will be captivated by its numerous cultural attractions and the vibrant arts and crafts markets. Nature enthusiasts will also delight in exploring beautiful trails or participating in outdoor adventures along the valley’s scenic terrain; truly, a beautiful part of the world.