About: Swaziland, a small, landlocked monarchy in southern Africa, is known for its wilderness reserves and festivals showcasing traditional Swazi culture. Marking its northeastern border with Mozambique and stretching down to South Africa, the Lebombo Mountains serve as a dramatic backdrop for Mlawula Nature Reserve’s many hiking trails. Nearby Hlane Royal National Park is home to diverse wildlife including lions, hippos and elephants. Source: Wikipedia.
Capitals: Lobamba, Mbabane
Population: 1.25 million (2013) World Bank
Official languages: English, Swati, South African English
Currencies: Swazi lilangeni, South African rand
Tourism: Find or list accommodation, adventure, attraction, and safari operators on the Africa Adventure Travel GeoDirectory.
Swaziland Tourism Board and Travel Trade Association Website Links:
- Hotels and Tourism Association of Swaziland: www.tourismswaziland.com
- Swaziland National Trust Commission: www.sntc.org.sz
- Swaziland Tourism Authority: www.thekingdomofswaziland.com