Set off on a 4×4 for your safari on the private reserve. Some wildlife you can expect to see on the reserve includes elephants, white rhinos, hippos, buffalos, cheetahs, leopards, and a wide variety of buck species. Afterward, you will return to the lodge for breakfast.
The day continues with entering the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland), an independent country ruled by H.M. King Mswati III. Eswatini has maintained its cultural traditions and although English is widely spoken, the dominant language in Siswati. Many of its local inhabitants still consult with an Inyanga witch doctor to ward away evil spirits, or with a Sangoma who is mostly consulted for health reasons.
Head to the Mlilwane Royal Reserve, which is the oldest Swazi National Park. You will meet with the local rangers and enjoy a walking safari where you will learn about the local fauna and flora in the area. Lunch will be provided on the reserve.
Afterward, you will visit the popular Candle Factory, known throughout Swaziland for its variety of candles in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Visit the Swazi Market with its locally produced products if time permits. Visit the Ngwenya Glass factory, known for its beautiful glass ornaments, glasses, and souvenirs (time permitting – the factory is closed Saturdays & Sundays).
Finally, you will be transferred to your lodge for check-in, where you will also enjoy dinner.
| Overnight in Mbabane
| Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner