TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN SWAZILAND ON A VACATION
Although it’s the smallest country in the southern part of Africa, Swaziland boasts of lush acres of greenery, beautiful landscapes, and unique traditions that’ll blow your mind. The country has lots of tourism projects which are properly structured and gives you the opportunity as a visitor to witness the customs and hospitality this wonderland provides. Swaziland is a place to be when the need for diverse adventures hit home.
Here are the top five things to do in Swaziland.
Go White Water Rafting
You mustn’t be a pro to go water rafting in Swaziland. If there is any activity you shouldn’t miss out on, white water rafting is that activity. There’s no greater thrill than an exciting white water rafting adventure down the Great Usutu River in Swaziland. Trained river guides are available to take you on this thrilling adventure; hence, you do not have to worry about not having a previous rafting experience. All you need to do is to book a guide on time. White water rafting is that unique adventure that leaves beautiful memories splashed out all over your mind and on your white bedroom walls in forms of pictures.
Be A Part Of Rhino Trekking On Your Safari In Hlane National Park
Ever been so close to these big ones or seen them carry their hefty selves on a trek?
Hlane, home to four of the big fives (Lion, Rhino, Elephant, and Leopard) and the largest Swaziland’s game park, is a place to have this enjoyable experience. Hlane, which means Wilderness is also home to animals such as giraffe, zebra, crocs, and birds of different species. Instead of staying back in your hotel room all day, you can go on a safari to experience rhino trekking in Hlane Royal National Park. Level up your experiences by getting out of your safe vehicle and walking close to them. Viewing a Rhino up close and not from the safety of your car might sound terrifying, but it is just as amazing as it is scary. Rhino trekking, if you have the mind to experience it, will come out as one of the top highlights of your stay in Swaziland. Do not forget to go on this adventure with a local guide, who would tell you everything you could do and shouldn’t do while on the trek.
Take Home Some Swazi Candles
Known for its prestigious arts and craft, Swaziland has the biggest candle craft market in Africa known as the Swazi Candles Craft Market. This outdoor market has lots of craft centers, boutiques, and gift shops. Local artisans assemble their unique products that they sell to the locals and the tourists who fill the market in search of Swazi arts and crafts.
Taking home a little of Swaziland with you in the form of beautifully crafted candles is one way to keep this beautiful country and all its memories in your heart. Amongst these crafts are beautifully colored paraffin wax candles called Swazi candles. These candles are molded by the very hands of these talented artisans into animal shapes and several other shapes. These make beautiful souvenirs for your loved ones at home and yourself. After getting your Swazi candles, tour the rest of the complex and while you are at it, stop by the courtyard and watch the woodcarvers do what they know how best to do; carve wood into beautiful crafts. These crafts include Batik prints, carved masks, woven baskets, and jewelry.
Camp At Shewula Mountain
Set artistically by nature in the lovely Shewula Nature Reserve, like art on canvas, is the amazing Shewula Mountain camp, which holds lots of adventures for its visitors. Apart from being the first community-owned eco-tourism attraction in Swaziland, the stunning views overlooking the Mlawula and Mbuluzi offers tourists a unique experience. You can always take a walk about the village to witness some of the traditional activities and practices of the local community and its members. Enjoy the gift of nature’s tranquility as it resonates through your body, serenading it to attain a peaceful state you never thought existed. Staying a night or two in one of the huts in Shewula also wouldn’t hurt as it would expose you to the delicious meals prepared by the locals from the organic, local produce.
Something healthy to keep you energized for your stay in Swaziland.
Go On A Hike To The Top Of Sibebe Rock
Sibebe Rock is one of the world’s largest exposed granite dome which isn’t often crowded by tourists. This old rock, which is over 3 billion years old, sits grandly outside the capital city of Mbabane. If you are a daring visitor who loves adventures, then taking a 4-hour hike trip to the top alongside a local guide would be the scariest yet best moment of your life.
Conclusively, these few suggestions are rated the top things to do in Swaziland among so many other adventures you should undertake. It doesn’t matter if you are on a business trip or a fun trip, some adventurous moments wouldn’t hurt.
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