Family Safari Itinerary to Swaziland | 13 days | Sense Africa
Watch buffalo chomping in the bush.

Family Safari

safari adventure family child friendly


  • Traditional Dancing
  • Adventurous Activities
  • Community Stay
  • Lion Safari
  • Walk amongst wildlife

£2,650 per person

Eswatini (Swaziland) welcomes families, it has a friendly attitude and provided a safe and secure environment, ideal for family safari holidays. The Kingdom offers a wide range of activities such as mountain biking, self-guided or guided hiking, horse riding in the reserves, and the opportunity to visit schools and the local traditional healer which can be incorporated into your family safari. And, for the truly adventurous, your entire family can camp out under the African starlit sky.

You can stay in a local community and learn about every day life in Eswatini.  Let the local people take you around  and you simply join in with whatever is happening, a genuine experience and great fun for everyone.

In Eswatini there are short driving distances so it is not too exhausting for younger members of the family and with its up close and personal game viewing opportunities, you can be sure of a unique and educational family holiday.

      At a Glance

  • Price: £2,650 per person based on a family of 4 -5
  • Group size: family of 4 – 5
  • Duration: 13 nights in country and 2 nights of air travel
  • Accommodation: traditional, comfortable, based on family share and with self-catering at some lodges.
  • Weather: temperature range of 12 – 26 C
  • Price includes: flights, accommodation, 6 breakfasts and suppers, car hire, back up and park entrance fees


Days 1 – 3: Mlilwane – wake up to warthogs on your doorstep
Swaziland family safari MlilwaneWalk amongst wildlife and experience genuine Africa. Mlilwane is Eswatini’s pioneer conservation area, a beautiful, secluded sanctuary situated in Swaziland’s “Valley of Heaven”, the Ezulwini Valley.

Accommodation: family en-suite huts which are self catering. The camp is unfenced, yet relatively safe as only smaller species of wildlife occur in the Sanctuary, it is tranquil and relaxing with a continual stream of animals such as impala, warthog and nyala grazing outside your room.

Days 4 – 6: Malolotja – walk in magical surroundings
Swaziland family safari holidayExplore an enchanting Malolotja, step out of your cabin and see the incredible views. Malolotja Nature Reserve is one of the most impressive mountain parks in Southern Africa and is the largest protected area in the Kingdom. The spectacular scenery and the variety of fauna and flora makes it a prime highveld conservation area.

Accommodation: log cabins have two bedrooms, five beds, one bathroom, an indoor fireplace, a kitchen and private outdoor braai pit. The cabins are cosy and delightful.

Days 7 – 8: Shewula – experience genuine Africa
Swaziland family safari holiday young dancersShewula Mountain Camp is the first community eco-tourism project in Swaziland and one of the most successful in the whole of southern Africa. Enjoy a cultural tour with camp staff and experience a genuine community visit.

Accommodation:  Comfortably nestled in a rustic yet modern rondavel (round hut), you will find your worries and stresses slipping away and replaced with a sense of serenity. Each rondavel has either 2, 3 or 4 beds, some of them are en suite.

Days 9 – 10: Magadzavane – hike in the highveld
Swaziland family safari holiday walk amongst wildlifeMlawula Nature Reserve is in north-eastern Eswatini, covering an area of approximately 16,500 hectares. The reserve consists of three distinct ecological zones, the Ndzindza plateau, the Siphiso Valley and the rhyolite ridges of the western boundary. Walk amongst wildlife.

Accommodation: Magadzavane Lodge is a forty bed lodge with furnished en-suite units, restaurant, bar and swimming pool. Situated on the edge of the Lubombo escarpment border the lodge has spectacular views of the valley below.

Days 11 – 13: Hlane – rhino and elephant at the waterhole
Swaziland family safari holidayWhere lion roar at the night and hippo honk in the day. In the vast bushveld expanse of eastern Eswatini where the hot, still sun of Africa beats on the dry but life-giving soils lies Swaziland’s largest protected area, Hlane Royal National Park. Hlane is home to the largest herds of game in the Kingdom and has fantastic safaris.

Accommodation: en-suite family huts overlooking Ndlovu waterhole with kitchen, 2-4 bedrooms and veranda.  Be lulled to sleep by the distant roar of lion. 


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