Arrival in Swaziland (Mlilwane)
Today, you’ll cross the border into Swaziland, a mountainous kingdom with spectacular hills and African huts dotting the landscape. You’ll sleep in a traditional Swazi beehive hut with a thatched roof. It’s been upgraded for tourists so inside you’ll find two beds, electricity, a mosquito net and simple washing facilities. If the huts aren’t available for any reason, we’ll find you an alternative.
Swaziland - Meet the Swazi People
This morning, your Swazi guide (dressed in traditional clothes) will be waiting to show you around his village and teach you about his life. Setting off in your own hire car, you’ll drive through the royal valley and your guide will tell about the annual traditional dance that is performed by hundreds of warriors and women to celebrate the King selecting a new wife every year.
Next, you’ll wander through a local market tasting Mielie bread (cornbread) and Maganu (wine of the marula fruit). At lunchtime, you’ll stop in the home village of your guide and eat with a local family in their hut. The family will serve local dishes like hominy (corn) with pumpkin and chicken. The rest of the day is free to relax by the pool, take a walk into the park, try horse riding or set off to explore by mountain bike. It’s completely up to you!
The next day you’ll say goodbye to your Swazi hosts and hit the road again.
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If you would like to add a bit of extra comfort to your Swaziland culture trip, we can upgrade your accommodation to a hilltop lodge instead. If the idea of sleeping in a beehive hut isn’t for you then we suggest this option in which you will be sleeping in a comfortable en-suite room instead. The lodge is surrounded by botanical gardens, which is home to antelopes, bushbabies and a variety of birdlife. The gardens here are the perfect place to relax in the evening with a sundowner (drink) in hand.
Prices from: £ 265 - per person - In Style accommodation