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about Eswatini

A tiny country with a big heart and warm, friendly people aptly describes Eswatini (former Swaziland), a country that is one of the few remaining monarchies in Africa and embraces and upholds its own unique and ancient traditions. Both the monarchy and its people actively maintain and preserve a remarkable cultural heritage that is probably unmatched anywhere in Africa.  Add to that a stunning landscape of magnificent mountain scenery with rivers, waterfalls and gorges; unique rock formations which are among the world’s most ancient; lush and fertile valleys, plus typical African bush and you have all that’s best about Africa in one small but perfectly formed and welcoming country.

Mlilwane Nature Reserve

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Eswatini's pioneer conservation area, is a best-known nature reserve with mainly grasslands and floodplains up to Nyonyane Mountain. The reserve doesn't have the 'Big Five', but offers game drives past herds of zebra, waterbuck, blesbok, and blue wildebeest up to Nyonyane viewpoint. Mlilwane is a paradise for active outdoor enthusiasts, with hiking, mountain biking, and horse riding on the agenda, making it a great playground for families and nature connoisseurs.

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Malolotja Nature Reserve

Malolotja is one of the best highland reserves in southern Africa, offering prime hiking opportunities. Its 200 km of trails offer fine hiking from gentle morning walks to multi-day wilderness hikes, though weather can be highly variable. The wildlife experience is more about quality than quantity. For adrenaline junkies, the Malolotja Canopy Tour comprises a 50m suspension bridge and 11 wooden platforms for zip-lining high above the forest canopy and Majolomba river.

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Hlane Royal National Park

Once the royal hunting ground, Hlane Royal National Park is now one of the top parks for visitors to Eswatini with four of the Big Five present (no buffalo). The park was close to depleted of wildlife in the early 1960s, but with Big Game Parks’ conservation efforts and the reintroduction of animals, the park has recovered greatly.

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Mkhaya Game Reserve

Mkhaya Game Reserve, a private reserve, located between Manzini and Big Bend, is Eswatini’s most exclusive safari retreat. Self-drive is not allowed in this private reserve. The reserve is a sanctuary for endangered species and home to other large mammals that once roamed Eswatini freely. With very stringent conservation security, tracking rhinos on foot at Mkhaya is as thrilling as anywhere in Africa. White rhinos are generally approachable while black rhinos are more nervous and aggressive, so tracking them can be an adrenaline-charged affair. Bush walks are not just about big game, but offer a full immersion in the sights, sounds and textures of the bush.

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