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The Kingdom of Eswatini

Melula Travel introduce Eswatini Big 5 Tour

Melula Travel, an Eswatini based Tour Operator providing authentic five start Eswatini travel experiences, introduces the Eswatini Big 5; a five day, four night tour showcasing five of the best places to visit in the Kingdom of Eswatini. The guided tour showcases the Kingdom’s preserved culture, scenic nature, iconic wildlife in their natural habitat, and 100% handmade crafts.

“The Big 5 Tour offers a wealth of diverse attractions and experiences. Visitors will get immersed in the rich cultural heritage, experience stunning natural landscapes and get up close and personal with wildlife. In addition, Eswatini is a safe, welcoming and friendly destination where visitors are all greeted with a warm and genuine smile” says Akhona Fakudze, Director of Melula Travel and Certified Eswatini Tour Guide.

Five of the best places to visit in the Kingdom of Eswatini are Mantenga Cultural Village, King Sobhuza II Memorial Park, Ngwenya Glass, Phophonyane Nature Reserve, and Mkhaya Game Reserve.

  • Mantenga Cultural Village is a recreated 19th century traditional Swazi homestead. Here you will observe, and learn about the Swazi people’s customs, arts, and traditional dance. Enjoy a leisurely 15 minute walk to Mantenga waterfall.
  • King Sobhuza II Memorial Park, located in the heart of Lobamba, the traditional and legislative capital of Eswatini, serves as a tribute to one of the nation’s most iconic figures, King Sobhuza II. The life, and reign of King Sobhuza II provides a unique opportunity for both reflection and inspiration.
  • Known around the world for its remarkable eco-credentials, fair trade vendors, and the majestic Makhonjwa mountain range within full view, Ngwenya Glass is eco-tourism at its best.Watch skilled craftsmen transform recycled glass into stunning creations, including vases, bowls, and sculptures.
  • Phophonyane Nature Reserve, a private nature reserve encompassed in a forested hillside above the tumbling Phophonyane River, incorporating the attractive Phophonyane Falls. The gorgeous lodge has a charming natural ambience like no other. Phophonyane is home to plentiful wildlife ranging from red duiker, a troop of banded mongooses, or plenty birdlife; with some 240 recorded birds.
  • Mkhaya Game Reserve, a haven for rare and endangered species. This private reserve offers exceptional opportunities to spot black and white rhinos, elephants, buffalo, and various antelope species. It is often cited as one of the best places in the world for rhino experiences.

Tour Summary

Price
SZL / ZAR 22,275 ($1,200) PER PERSON SHARING

Tour Departure Point
King Mswati III International Airport – Airport Code SHO
Optional – Maputo International Airport – Airport Code MPM + OR TAMBO International Airport – Airport Code JNB

Tour Ending Point
King Mswati III International Airport – Airport Code SHO
Optional – Maputo International Airport – Airport Code MPM + OR TAMBO International Airport – Airport Code JNB

Tour Style
Small Group (2 -12 passengers)

Accommodation
En-suite Double Room

Inclusions
All ground transportation, services of experienced, qualified driver / guide, included highlights, meals as specified on the itinerary, entrance fees & accommodation per itinerary.

Exclusions
Travel Insurance, flights, items of personal nature, drinks, snacks & optional activities as indicated.

Itinerary

Day 1
Transfer from King Mswati III International Airport
Mantenga Cultural Village and Waterfall
Lodging at Mantenga Cultural Village

Day 2
National Museum
King Sobhuza II Memorial Park
Ngwenya Glass
Mbabane Handcraft market
Lodging at Mantenga Cultural Village

Day 3
Phophonyane Waterfalls
Lodging at Phophonyane Eco-Lodge

Day 4
Mkhaya Game Reserve
Lodging at Mkhaya Game Reserve

Day 5
Transfer to King Mswati III International Airport

To find out more and book, visit www.travelmelula.com