Swaziland

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Your Swaziland expedition. Run royal, run free

The last absolute monarchy of Africa, the kingdom of Swaziland is home to a perfectly compact expedition itinerary.  Good things can definitely come in small packages and Swaziland offers picturesque trekking trails roaming amongst wild herds of giraffe, scaling gorges or uncovering waterfalls. Spot Africa’s Big Five – lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino, in their natural habitat whilst on an safari in the world-famous Kruger national park or watch hippos by horse back in Milwane.

Join forces with our community partners to drive the development of neighbourhood care points to support communities caring for their own orphans and vulnerable children. Get your hands dirty digging foundations and laying water piping alongside local labourers, united in your efforts to make a meaningful impact. Culture and community will come to resonate with you during your time in Swaziland.

Terrain

Landlocked with mountains to the West and East

Climate

Moderate, tropical climate with rainy season Dec-Mar

Did you know?

King Mswati III of Swaziland has 15 wives and 23 children

Some of the best bits

Meet your neighbours

Work alongside local communities who are developing the infrastructure of their neighbourhood care points, where they support orphaned and vulnerable children. Here they receive free meals and an informal education to ease the financial pressures on extended families and foster carers. See community spirit in full swing.

Be the master of the Braai

Head to the colourful markets, haggle for some maize meal and then learn how to turn it into ‘Sudza’, Swaziland’s staple food to accompany your Braai (BBQ) dinner.

Horseride amongst the hippos

Explore the Milwane national park on horseback as you ride across African plains filled with wild antelope and rivers home to mighty hippos. Head to Hlane for Swaziland’s big five experience and spot big cats with your ranger.

Trek to stunning sunsets

After a hot day trekking through the Lubombo mountains, kick back, look up and watch the sunset over wild herds of giraffe. Or watch the sunrise through Ngwempisi Gorge after trekking up to your lodge nestled in the rocks.

Hear lions roar

Bolt on a safari in South Africa’s adjoining Kruger National Park for a bucket list, world class safari experience. Camp under canvas and head into the night on a wild night drive in search of the big five. Watch the sunset over watering holes, hear lions roar and watch the stars.

“Despite the thousands of miles between us we found so much common ground with our host community – such as sport, music and even Macbeth. Sharing stories was a highlight!”
Emma, Challenger

Follow in the footsteps of past teams or forge your own path

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