With the Simply Eswatini Adventure Tour, Go Active Tours offers you a genuine African experience. Sense the African nature, get close to wild animals, enjoy stunning views and explore the culture of this unique Kingdom in the south of Africa.
Adventure Tour Itinerary: Day 1– Arrive in Eswatini and get transported to Foresters Arms for 3 nights (DBB). This will take around an hour. Spend the rest of the day settling into this beautiful mountain hotel. There are walks in the surrounding forests that you can do from here, simply ask at reception. Days 2 and 3– Meet your guide after breakfast each day who will take you on a tour of the high veld and transfer you to any activities that you have chosen. A tour of the high veld can incorporate magical Malolotja, where if you saw a dragon soaring above the mountains you wouldn’t be too surprised, also visit Ngwenya mine, Ngwenya glass factory and Nsangwini Rock Art. Return to Foresters Arms each evening. Day 4– Leaving Foresters Arms you will travel to Ezulwini Valley, which means Valley of Heaven. On the way, there is the opportunity to stop off at three different handicraft centres, Baobab Batik, Gone Rural and Swazi Candles. Watch and learn how Swazis create African stylised batik, weave place mats and sculpture elephant shaped candles. There is also time for a little shopping! After lunch, you make your way to your next accommodation, Main Camp in Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary for 3 nights (B and B). Stay in traditional style beehive huts and wake up to warthog outside your door in the morning. In Mlilwane there are numerous animals such as zebra, wildebeest, hippo, crocodiles, warthog and a host of antelope and a wonderful thing about this place is that you can walk freely amongst these animals and this is actively encouraged. There are few places in Africa where you can safely roam amongst game. Take a walk on the wild side! Day 5– Today is the chance to explore Mlilwane on your own terms. There are a number of activities that you can participate in (please check our website for full list of optional activities). Day 6– Your guide will meet you after breakfast to transfer you to your activities. Eswatini is known for the wide range of adventurous activities that are on offer as well as cultural excursions. Day 7– In the vast bushveld expanse of eastern Swaziland where the hot, still sun of Africa beats on the dry but life-giving soils, lies Eswatini’s largest protected area, Hlane Royal National Park. Hlane is home to the largest herds of game in the Kingdom. Hlane has traditional style round huts called rondavels which are cleverly situated around a waterhole. Watch rhino and elephants come into drink and the hippo lounging around the water’s edge. At night you go to sleep listening to the rumbling roars of lion. You will stay here for three nights. There is no electricity in the camp but the staff here lights numerous paraffin lamps to make sure sure you do not lose your way. It makes for a genuine African experience in the bush. Day 8– Today is a day of safaris and you are free to choose what you want to see and do. Many guests often simply sit by the waterhole all day and watch the animals come in to drink. However, you do need to get out on one of the safaris if you want to see lion. Day 9– Your guide will meet you after breakfast and take you on a guided excursion to visit a nearby community called Shewula. The Shewula community are a friendly agricultural people, with traditional thatch and stone houses dotted neatly among fields of maize cotton and vegetables. They encourage visitors to their area to enjoy the incredible view, gain an insight into traditional Swazi lifestyles and appreciate the natural splendour of the Lubombo conservancy. After a traditional lunch cooked by the ladies of Shewula mountain camp there is an opportunity to walk one of the trails in Mbuluzi Game Reserve where you may spot giraffes. Day 10- Departure.