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12 Days Swaziland Hiking Overland Safari

12 Days Swaziland Hiking Safari takes to Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Malolotja, Ngwenya Mine & Ngwenya Glass Factory, Mkhaya Game Reserve, Hlane Royal National Park, Mbuluzi Game Reserve, & Shewula Mountain Camp – 12 Days Swaziland Hiking Safari

Highlights 12 Days Swaziland Hiking Safari

  • Day 1: Arrival at the Airport
  • Day 2: Transfer to Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Day 3,4: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Day 5:  Transfer to Malolotja
  • Day 6:  Ngwenya Mine & Ngwenya Glass Factory
  • Day 7: Transfer to Mkhaya Game Reserve
  • Day 8:  Mkhaya Game Reserve
  • Day 9: Hlane Royal National Park
  • Day 10: Mbuluzi Game Reserve
  • Day 11: Shewula Mountain Camp
  • Day 12: Departure 

Detailed Itinerary 12 Days Swaziland Hiking Safari

Day 1: Arrival at the Airport

On your arrival at the Airport (King Mswati III), you will be picked & then transferred to where you will be able to check in, lunch, Dinner & overnight stay.

Accommodation – Reilly’s Rock Hilltop lodge

Day 2: Transfer to Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Have breakfast & then transfer to Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, you could get an opportunity of probably strolling on foot & able to spot a series of wild game. Check in, have lunch, Dinner & overnight stay. 

Accommodation – Mlilwane Rest Camp

Day 3,4: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Mantenga Traditional village
Mantenga Traditional village

Enjoy your early morning breakfast & then embark on your gentle stroll in this sanctuary on the Hippo trails- (it is positioned about the prime Hippo loch & the central grasslands). Now while on your stroll you will be able to witness wild game such as Zebras, Wildebeest, Impala, to mention but a few, but not forgetting to spot the main block for the incredible Hippos. Return back, relax, lunch.

In the afternoon you can get engaged in touring the Mantenga Traditional village, that will enable you to get to know more about their lifestyle, beliefs of the Swazi people, more so they will also take you around this village introducing the Chief ‘s responsibilities in society plus his wives too. Dinner & overnight stay. 

Accommodation – Mlilwane Rest Camp

Day 5:  Transfer to Malolotja

Enjoy your breakfast & then transfer to this Nature Reserve, this is recognized as the most outstanding mountain park positioned in Southern Africa, & by the way the ‘also vastest dwindling area in the kingdom. You will be able to spot a series of some striking outlook points after all it is this place with a series of wildlife & plant life which brands it Highveld preservation area.

Then enjoy your lunch & then transfer to Maguga dam containing picturesque roads that crowds a society originated spotlight which grants incredible sight over a stretch of water, then transfer towards Nsangwini Rock Art where you will then appreciate these people’s(Bushmen’s) Portrait /painting. Dinner & overnight stay.

Accommodation – Foresters Arms

Day 6:  Ngwenya Mine & Ngwenya Glass Factory

Ngwenya Glass Factory
Ngwenya Glass Factory

Ngwenya mine is recognized highly as the original mine ever known in the world (43,000yrs ago), so you will link up with a tour guide who will take you visit the Lion Cavern (oldest section of the mine), & then later engage in touring the Ngwenya Glass Factory, get an opportunity to eye witness how recycled glass is easily twisted/fashioned in the Statuettes of Glass. Dinner & overnight stay.

Accommodation – Foresters Arms

Day 7: Transfer to Mkhaya Game Reserve

Breakfast, then transfer to Mkhaya Game reserve, characterized with Acacia thorn grassland (south), plus broadleaf sand plain (North), still this reserve is intersected with arid riverbeds, waterholes that are spotted & a linkage of tangled wild spotting thoroughfares.

You will have a chance to spot the notorious Big –Five (Leopards, Rhinos, Lions, Buffalos & Elephants), plus more wild games such as Hippos, Giraffes, Antelopes, Ostrich, Crocodiles, Eland, Vervet Monkeys, not only that but you will also have a sight of some birds in here like the infrequent Narina Trogan, to mention but a few. Dinner & overnight stay.

Accommodation – Stone Camp

Day 8:  Mkhaya Game Reserve

Breakfast, then get ready to engage in the morning Game drive where you will spot a series of wild games. This Game Reserve is Africa’s disputable actual Anti –Rustling unit, & well-guarded mainly by the Swazis staying in the adjacent societies. Mkhaya Game Reserve does self sustain itself right & directly from the tourists returns. Dinner & overnight stay.

Accommodation – Stone Camp

Day 9: Hlane Royal National Park 

Hlane Royal National Park
Hlane Royal National Park

Transfer to Hlane Royal National Park, while along the way you will get a chance to tour the indigenous church, be able to engage in the church service, then go for a Sundowner trip in the afternoon so as to spot wildlife such as lions, Rhinos, to mention but a few. Dinner & overnight stay.

Accommodation – Ndlovu Camp

Day 10: Mbuluzi Game Reserve

Mbuluzi Game Camp is close to Hlane National Park, & it does embrace a part of Swaziland’ most primeval bush –grassland with a series of sceneries & outstanding bio-diversity. In this destination you will get a chance to spot wild game like Impala, Warthogs, Zebras, Kudu, Giraffes, etc. Move back for lunch at the camp & then later after lunch get involved in the Rhino transfer to spot wildlife that is handy but then on foot though. Dinner & overnight stay.

Accommodation –Ndlovu Camp

Day 11: Shewula Mountain Camp

Enjoy your breakfast, then tour Shewula mountain Camp, where you will have a chance to get taught about, shown & introduced to the way of life in their community, the old-style/traditional thatched & stone houses spotted deftly amid the pitches of maize, cotton plus vegetables. Once in this place you will relish the striking spotlight, get to know about the Swazi tradition, lunch at the camp that is locally prepared by the ladies residing there plus overnight stay in the Camp.

Day 12: Departure 

Have your breakfast, check out, then you will be transferred back to the Airport so you could be in time to board your departure flight back home.

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