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Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)

Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)

Small, but perfectly formed, Swaziland (now named Eswatini) has stunning, contrasting landscapes of mountain and flatland dotted with game rich wildlife reserves - just perfect for a walk on the wild side.

Situated in the Southern part of Africa, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) is one of the smallest countries within the continent stretching just 17,364 sq km. Eswatini has a population of 1,343,098 which is primarily made up of ethnic Swazis whose language is Swazi. Its capital city is Mbabane which lie on the picturesque Mbabane River. Despite its unassuming size, Eswatini has a deceptive array of stunning African landscapes to offer, coupled with diverse climates. Eswatini’s scenic views are best admired from Mount Mlembe, standing at 1,862m on the Western border.

Eswatini offers a challenge for keen hikers with a landscape consisting mainly of wild mountains and hills, sprinkled with some widespread plains. The Great Usutu River, is the lowest point of the country, at 21 metres, and the highest point is Emlembe, at 1,862m.

Whilst often being considered to be in the shadow of its neighbouring wildlife reserve, Kruger National Park, Eswatini is the ideal location to see spectacular wildlife containing, as it does, seven nature reserves, four frontier conservation areas and three wildlife or game reserves. on our Eswatini, Kruger & Wild Pafuri Walking Safari we visit two of the country’s premiere wildlife reserves: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and Malolotja Mountain Reserve. Here you will find abundant bird and animal life which you can discover on foot and in jeeps.

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