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The Kingdom of Eswatini

Swazi Culture & Scenery Trail – a true African Trail!

When do you plan to act on your dream of going on a Horse Safari in Africa?  Isn’t it time?

The Kingdom of Eswatini’s (previously know as Swaziland) first multi-day horse trail designed specifically for the experienced horse rider, is open for bookings!

Chubeka Trails, a branch of Big Game Parks that focuses solely on Horse Riding experiences, offers a totally unique product – a true African trail.  The diversity of this experience sets it apart. Every day is totally different and in 6 days of riding you will enjoy wildlife, plains, mountains, forest, rural community – all on fantastic horses, with experienced guides and great hospitality.

The trail is followed by 3 nights on safari at two of Eswatini’s top attractions – Hlane Royal National Park and Mkhaya Game Reserve.  Big game can be seen from 4×4 vehicle or on walking safaris, and guests will get time to reflect on trail before racing back to their busy lives.

The Chubeka Trails horses and guides have received many a fantastic comment with regards temperament, safety, competence and fun.

2019 Trails are open for bookings!

There is availability on the following tour dates:

19-29 May

11-20 June

04-13 July

Other Riding Options

Chubeka Trails is running a few specials during our quieter season.  These are perfect weekends away, or even day rides slotted into trips that you have already booked to Eswatini.

  • Family & Friends Rides – great hourly and full morning rides for groups of 4 or more. Great to book during a trip through the Kingdom of Eswatini, no matter where you stay.
  • Quiet Season Special – 3-night package with 2 days of riding on the plains and up the infamous Nyonyane Mountain (5hrs / day). Rates vary according to the guests’ choice of accommodation in the Mlilwane Rest Camp, Reilly’s Rock Hilltop Lodge or Sondzela Backpackers.  These rides are fantastic for experienced riders.  Beginners are most welcome too, and rides can be reduced if requested – there’s a lot of time in the saddle!   You can even swap a horse for a Mountain Bike if requested.

10th Jan – 31st March

1st May – 30th June

More Info on Swazi Culture & Scenery Trail

Two nights in en-suite beehive accommodation in Eswatini’s most popular wildlife sanctuary, Mlilwane, allows for a full day of riding amongst wildlife.  The chances of riding amongst and getting good photographs of zebra, wildebeest, kudu, nyala and roan antelope are high.

On day 3, you will ride out on the 5-day circular trail, riding through Mlilwane, commercial forest, rural community lands and into the wild mountains of Mlilwane North with views right across Eswatini to Mozambique and South Africa.  Accommodation is part of the diversity with one night camping in a tranquil valley along the banks of the Usushwana River, one comfortable night at the Infamous Foresters Arms Hotel and two nights camping at the elevated EmaSomini Camp.  On the final day we return to Mlilwane’s Rest Camp for a well deserved shower and quick lunch before transfering to Hlane Royal National Park for the beginning of a 3-night vehicle-based safari.

Hlane offers lion, white rhino, elephant, giraffe, hippo and much more.  After lunch, the group transfers to Mkhaya Game Reserve, where both vehicle and walking safaris offer the opportunity to reveal the elusive black rhino. Mkhaya’s unique accommodation certainly emerses guests in nature, with rhino experiences among the best offered anywhere. Birding on all parks is amazing.

For further information on the Swazi Culture & Scenery Trail, or to book, please contact Big Game Parks on