In our post on 6 reasons to visit Swaziland, we highlighted that Swaziland is home to experiences you will never find anywhere else in the world. These experiences are some of the things that make Swaziland your go to travel destination as they make up for the most epic travel experiences. Together with videos from YouTube, the below list will entice you and intrigue your travel desires.
Also known as the FESTIVAL OF FIRST FRUITS, the Incwala Fest is a cultural and traditional event that spans back thousands of years and brings together the Swazi people to sanctify and fortify the Monarchy, access ancestral blessings as well as unite the entire nation. Not only does the festival unite the Swazi nation alone, but unties other nations who join the Swazi nation during this special season.
Also known as the Buganu Ceremony, brings together the Nation annually in mid-February until May. During the festival, the Royal house being His Majesty the King and the Queen Mother, visit all the regions of the country to celebrate this festival with the beautiful people of the Kingdom, with the largest ceremony being at the Hlane Royal Residence in the Hhohho region. At this time, women from all different walks present their brewed buganu to their Majesties. Swaziland is the main growth area of the marula fruit and this is what has developed the festival into one of the most celebrated traditional events.
Having being established 10 years ago, Bushfire has grown to be one of Africa’s top celebrated and attended festivals and has been named Africa’s Top Festival by BBC with an award for Africa’s Best Responsible Festival. The festival attracts nearly over 25 000 people annually from all over the world and this number keeps growing each year. Characterized by a comprehensive experience with a rich lineup of nothing but the finest artists in the continent and beyond, food that satisfies taste buds, culture, arts and more.
These alone are convincing reasons to visit Swaziland. Have you attended any of these festivals? What was your experience like?