Swaziland

Swaziland
November 17, 2014 Miriam Chiazor

Welcome to Swaziland

Swaziland is a one of the smallest countries in Southern Africa. It is landlocked by South Africa and Mozambique in the west and east respectively. It remains one of the last absolute monarchies in the world.

The people of Swaziland are known for their friendliness and deep-rooted rich culture. It is the destination for experiencing colourful ceremonies and traditional festivals. The landscape is diverse and beautiful, comprising of amazing highlands, valleys, forest and plains. It is a great tourist destination for observing nature.

It is packed with heart racing activities like hiking, mountain biking and rafting and also reputed for its amazing wildlife collection.

The country is easy to navigate and it’s game parks and reserves are homes to the big fives definitely worth visiting.

And so is the small but diverse Swaziland as a matter of fact.

Destinations in Swaziland

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    Ezulwini

    Ezulwini is located in the northwest of Swaziland and is also known as \"The Valley of Heaven\"...

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    Lobamba

    Lobamba is the spiritual and cultural centre of the Kingdom of Swaziland. It is also the home

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  • Mbabane

    Mbabane is the capital of Swaziland and its second largest city. Being a commercial...

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    Ngwenya

    Ngwenya is a town in western Swaziland, lying near the border with South Africa...

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    Piggs Peak

    The greater Pigg’s Peak is located in the north western part of Swaziland. With a long...

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Quick facts

  • Official name
    Kingdom of Swaziland
  • Location
    Swaziland is a landlocked, sovereign state in southern Africa surrounded by South Africa on all sides with the exception of the eastern border that it shares with Mozambique
  • Government
    Monarchy
  • Dialing code
    +268
  • Climate weather
    Tropical to Temperate
  • Population
    1,419,623 on 17,364 km².
  • Official language
    English, Siswati
  • Currency
    Swazi Lilangeni (SZL).
  • Foreign currencies accepted
    Rand (ZAR).
  • Entry requirements
    Visitors require a passport valid for at least three months after departure date. A tourist or business traveler may visit for up to 30days. Nationals of UK, USA, Australia, Canada, South Africa, British Commonwealth countries and Eu countries do not require a visa. Other nationals must apply for a visa from their swazi embassy or consulate. Visas cannot be obtained at the Swazi border.(For more information, visit - www.thekingdomofswaziland.com)
  • Health tips
    Swaziland is generally a healthy place in which to travel. However if possible 8 weeks before you plan to travel check your immunization status: it is wise to be up to date on tetanus, polio and diphtheria and hepatitis A. Proof of yellow-fever is needed if you are coming from a yellow-fever endemic area. HIV/AIDS: Very high prevalence. Always use protection. Malaria: Occurs very occasionally in low-lying eastern regions. Anti-malaria tablets recommended.
  • Security advice
    Swaziland is a safe and friendly country in which to travel. Crime rate is low and tourist are seldom at risk. That said , visitors should take the usual sensible precautions.

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