Guided tour to Eswatini in Africa I Sense Africa
Watch buffalo chomping in the bush.

Christmas and New Year Safari in Eswatini (Swaziland) 2021

Lion seen on Safari in Eswatini.

Traditional dancing in Eswatini.


  • Walking with Wildlife
  • Traditional Dancing
  • Track giraffe on foot
  • Lion Safari
  • Search for Black Rhino

Sense Africa provides this small group, off the beaten track guided tour to Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) regularly throughout the year.

Eswatini was awarded one of the top 10 destinations for 2020 by Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2020. More info on Lonely Planet Best in Travel.

The Kingdom of Eswatini has eluded mass tourism, and its discreet and untouched attractions are truly delightful. It is the ideal destination for first time visitors to Africa, for up close and personal wildlife experiences and to see genuine Africa.

Eswatini is unique in the fact that there are lots of places where you can walk unaccompanied in reserves – where there is no big game! This is an opportunity to have your own mini adventure visiting charming and intimate reserves set away from the mass hubbub of tourism.

Travelling distances are short so there is more time relaxing by water holes, spending time with the local people and exploring the stunning scenery.

Find out more about Eswatini – visit About Eswatini (Swaziland) page, contact us to discuss further, or visit Eswatini Tourism.

    At a Glance

  • Price is from £3,645 pp based on twin share, single supp £280
  • Dates: 22 December 2021 – 3 January 2022.
  • Group size is a max of 12 people
  • Duration is 11 nights in country and 2 nights of air travel
  • Accommodation is traditional, comfortable and unique, DBB.
  • Weather has a temperature range of 12 – 26 C
  • Price includes flights to and from Swaziland, accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner, 7 safaris, all transport in-country, back up and park fees.
  • Extras: why not add on a few days to Kruger or Mozambique? We have some lovely lodges we work with, so get in touch.


Lodge in Eswatini, where you stay on safari.Days 1 – 3: Mlilwane – walk with zebra and antelope
Mlilwane is Eswatini’s oldest protected area and gave birth to the concept of nature conservation in the Kingdom. Enjoy the unique opportunity to walk
 amongst zebra and antelope or sip a gin and tonic and watch the hippo. See traditional dancing and visit local markets to watch curios being created by hand.

Christmas Day spent in the reserve with a Swazi lunch in style.

Accommodation: traditional style beehive huts which have the feel of traditional Swazi homesteads with grass dome-shaped huts arranged in semi-circles all semi-enclosed by traditional Swazi kraal fencing.

Rhino seen on safari.Days 4 – 5: Mkhaya – the ultimate Big Game safari
A premier reserve which has the elusive black rhino. Unique and intimate encounters with Mkhaya’s endangered wildlife are exceptional and all travel within the reserve is by open Land Rovers or on foot. Tranquility in the bush.

Experience life in the bush with a touch of luxury under a starlit African sky.

Accommodation: beautiful cottages situated in the bush which are laid out discretely in the riverine forest overlooking the dry riverbed. Luxury in the bush dining out under a starlit African sky.

Elephant on safari in Eswatini.Days 6 – 8: Hlane – rhino on your doorstep
In the vast bushveld 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 at night go to sleep listening to the distant roar of lion.

Accommodation: en-suite rondavels at the water hole. These twin rooms are beautifully designed and set in the bush where impala wander by.

Days 9 – 11: Foresters Arms – a haven in the mountains
Dining whilst on safari in Eswatini.The Foresters Arms dates from colonial times and is a place of great character and charm. It is gloriously situated on its own estate in the mountains and set in the heart of the Kingdom it is ideal for exploring all attractions. Visit Ngwenya mine, the glass factory and magical Malolotja and take time to explore the highveld of Eswatini and away from the crowds.

New Years Eve spent with a fabulous buffet with braai and dancing into the evening and 2022.

Accommodation: The bedrooms are tastefully decorated, with bathrooms en suite, telephones and satellite TV. The personal touch of the Foresters Arms spills over into the bedrooms as well where they have a homely and welcoming feeling to them. 


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