5 Days Eswatini Safari
Some highlights of this Swaziland tour include Mlilwane wildlife sanctuary, traditional Swazi dance, the Valley of Heaven, Ngwenya Iron Ore Mine, and optional 30 minutes guided walk to the Lion Cavern, Malolotja Nature Reserve, and Ngwenya Glass artwork attraction, Maguga Dam wall, Pine Valley, the massive Sibebe Rock monolith and the Hlane Royal National Park.
- Mlilwane wildlife sanctuary
- Mbabane city tour
- Hlane royal national park
The 05 days Saint Helena diving safari will give you an opportunity to dive 2 times in the Azzur waters of the Atlantic Ocean in search of the adult male and female whale sharks.
Day 1: Arrival in Eswatini and transfer to Mlilwane wildlife sanctuary
We pick up at Mbabane or King Mswati III airport and transfer to Mlilwane wildlife sanctuary.
This reserve was turned into a Sanctuary, where Swaziland’s rapidly vanishing wild animals could find refuge and protection if time allows you may participate in some optional activities
Day 2: Explore Mbabane and the attractions
Ascending to Mbabane, Swaziland’s capital city, the tour continues north to Malolotja Nature Reserve. Here the old Ngwenya Iron Ore Mine is a major feature. The Lion Cavern is undisputed the oldest human excavation in the world (circa. 43000BC) and although now dwarfed by the iron ore excavation, remains a fascinating insight into Stone Age history.
Then it’s time for discovering Swaziland’s number one artwork attraction – Ngwenya Glass. This showroom and factory combined into one allow visitors to watch as local craftsman create works of art, such as animal sculptures and exquisite tableware.
Continuing north the tour heads towards the scenic Komati River Valley. There are superb viewing and photographic opportunities of rural Swazi community areas en route. As a final highlight, the tour passes the massive Sibebe Rock monolith – Swaziland’s most famous geological feature.
Day 3: Drive to Hlane royal national park for game drives
Transfer to Hlane Royal National park. Hlane Royal National Park was proclaimed as a National Park in 1967, following Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary (1961), under the instruction of King Sobhuza ll. “Hlane” is the siSwati name for ‘wilderness’. Hlane is an affordable Lowveld destination with exciting species lists including impressive ancient hardwood habitats, big game, and rich birdlife.
This 22,000 ha park, once the region’s rich hunting grounds, still boasts the largest herds of game in the Kingdom with specialty species being a lion, elephant, vultures, and marabou stork.
Here we will do a nice sunset game drive and hopefully be able to stop plenty of animals. After a nice drink watching the sunset, we will head back to camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Explore Hlane royal national park
Early morning wake-up will take us on a sunrise Game drive followed by breakfast. After breakfast, if the weather permits it, you are welcome to have a Game walk. All Game Walks on Hlane are guided and conducted outside the endangered species area, along roads and game paths, or simply through the bush. 2 hours of quiet walking in nature heightens all the senses and the slow pace allows for interpretation of the signs of the wild, making the experience truly memorable. Your preference of either a Game Walk or a Birding Walk will dictate the area chosen for the walk.
Our recently introduced Mahlindza Dam Walk circumnavigates the largest and busiest water source on Hlane, amid mature trees rich with birdlife. Nice leisure time for the rest of the day will give you time to feel like you’re on holiday.
Day 5: Transfer back to Mbabane or King Mswati Airport
After breakfast and checkout, we return you to an agreed drop off points such as Mbabane or King Mswati Airport.
This will sadly be the end of a lovely tour but you will have great memories and can always come back again in the future.
End of tour
Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
What’s included in the 5 Days Eswatini Safari?
- Entrance fees
What’s excluded in the 5 Days Eswatini Safari?
- International flights
- Alcoholic drinks except during Sun downer
When to book the safari package?
Last-minute inquiries can be made however it’s recommended to book at least 3 months in Advance.
Best Time to Travel
The best wildlife viewing is during the dry winter months, from May to September. The bush thins out and animals gather around waterholes and rivers.