Swaziland may seem like a tiny and insignificant location on the world map, when in actual fact, it’s a marvel, a master piece (if it were art), and a true gem. Not because I am a Swazi but I just love the country, I mean, who wouldn’t? Remember, the purpose of this blog more than anything is to invigorate you, satisfy your travel desire by telling the untold Swazi story and showing the unseen beautiful Kingdom of eSwatini, the million dollar question, therefore becomes, why in the world should you visit Swaziland? Here’s just a tip of the iceberg as to why you should visit the Kingdom.
1. Cultural & Traditional Ethnicity
The ethnicity of the Swaziland, allows for some of the major events which would never experience anywhere else in the plane. These include Umhlanga Reed Dance, Incwala, Emaganu Festival and all else. [Read our post on experiences you will only have in Swaziland]. Above these cultural events, the ethnicity allows for the people of Swaziland to be some of the most humane and friendly people, something the country is well known for.
2. Jaw – dropping Attractions
Honestly, what more could you ask for than a travel destination that has it all – from the hiking trails, to the caves, the beautiful mountains, gushing waterfalls and more. Swaziland has some of the most celebrated attractions in the continent which provide for a great historic resemblance.
3. Ease of traveling
Small as it may, Swaziland is easy to travel to and travel within. When traveling to Swaziland, there’s multiple border locations and you may enter by plane via the King Mswati III International Airport located at Sikhuphe. Traveling within the country is less stressful in that most places are within hours drive apart and you can use public transport in the form of kombi’s, buses or cab (ow, we don’t have UBER yet), you may also hire out car if you prefer being rather private. Being located between Mozambique and South Africa, also provides for a great travel opportunity in that, it is only a couple of hours apart from both these neighboring countries.
4. Visa Requirements
Entrance to Swaziland is not as tedious as it may with other travel destinations. A number of countries are exempt from visa requirements when entering Swaziland. You can contact the local Ministry of Home Affairs to find out your requirements.
Things in Swaziland seem to be affordable, from finding a camping site for a mere $10, to renting a car for $25 or a hotel room for $65. So whether you are traveling on budget or not, Swaziland would be the perfect travel destination.
Safety makes up for a lot, including the fact that Swaziland is a no-war zone. Apart from that, its people being some of the nicest and humane people, makes up for a travel safely zone in which you chances of being jacked or mugged are slim. With police stations and police posts located all over the country, you are sure to find assistance of any form. English being a second language in the country, ensures your ease of communication with just about anyone in the country [you may want to learn basic SiSwati words & phrases though when traveling to Swaziland].
Honestly, there are more reasons than these why you should visit Swaziland, these are just the basic ones which will help steer you towards the right direction.