Swaziland is Africa's best kept secret - Known as the Kingdom of Swaziland after the great 19th century king; King Mswati II, Swaziland is a landlocked country in southern Africa and is bordered by South Africa to the north, west and south and by Mozambique to the east. Stretching just 200 km long and 130 km wide, Swaziland is the smallest country in the southern hemisphere and is home to just over one million people, most of whom are ethnic Swazis; descendants of the southern Basotho people.
The locals are loyally committed to safeguarding their rich culture, and their social and natural heritage for future generations, where their progressive hands-on attitude towards wildlife preservation has endowed the country with a striking group of national parks. Mountainous grandeur, lush forests, fertile valleys and the African lowveld combine to take a visitor on a scenic tour of wonder through the, "Switzerland of Africa". The wildlife reserves are superb and provide the opportunity for game viewing on horseback while bird viewing offers a unique intimate experience. Visitors travelling to Swaziland appreciate the warmth and friendliness of the Swazi locals. Despite modernisation, the Swazi people have preserved their age-old customs and traditional ceremonies.
Swaziland's climate is the reverse to that of the northern hemisphere, with summer months occurring between November - March when temperatures can reach up to 40˚C in the eastern regions, and the winter months occurring around June - July. Summer brings rain in the form of sudden dense thunderstorms, with rainfall being the highest in the western regions of the country, and where the rainforests begin and stretch all the way to the northwest.
The Kingdom of Swaziland with Africa Yethu:
Take an Africa Yethu trip to the, "Switzerland of Africa". Despite its small size, Swaziland has a wide range of activities on offer to entice the eager traveller. Spending time exploring one of the game reserves such as the Hlane Royal National Park, or the Mkhaya Game Reserve will provide visitors with wonderful sightings of game such as lions, rhinos and many antelopes. Swaziland is also famous for its handmade arts and crafts, and one should not miss a visit to the beautiful Ngwenya glass factory.
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