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Overview to Swaziland: Travel Guide and Tourist Information
As one of the smallest countries in the world, Swaziland is dwarfed by its vast African neighbors. Tiny and sparsely populated it may be, but there’s a veritable wealth of things to see and do in Swaziland.
The miniscule capital of Mbabane is worth a visit, if just to enjoy the game reserve nearby. The country’s King lives in a retreat about half an hour’s drive away, just on the edge of the business district of Manzini.
This part of the country is defined by rolling hills and sleepy valleys where hiking comes as par for the course and small villages allow the visitor to rest their weary feet before launching off again the next morning.
Swaziland, of course, is best known for its safari and travelers here almost inevitably head out into the bush. The arid Hlane and Mkhaya reserves (towards the north and east of the country respectively) offer the chance to glimpse elephants and rhinos in their natural habitat.
Other attractions include the impressive Piggs Peak in the very northwest of the country. This hilly forest region is scenic (although a little industrial in places), with countless waterfalls and babbling streams lacing the landscape.
But the real draw for travelers in Africa is its safety. The dangers of hippos aside (they may look dopey but they’re actually the most dangerous animal in Africa), it’s a great place to sample everything the continent has to offer.