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Swaziland : When and where to go?
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Swaziland: Climate & Weather
The country has a dry tropical climate, with a rainy season from October to March, punctuated by torrential thunderstorms with temperatures of 40 ° C and above, and a cooler period between April And September, the lowest being reached in July (between 9 and 23 ° C). The best time to visit the country is in this dry season, corresponding to the austral winter.
27°C - 81°F
Mbabane, updated 17:00 GMT
What to do in Swaziland
Mbabane, the administrative and judicial capital in the west of the country, is a rather dynamic city, with the most important street, Allister Miller, with a lot of shops, as well as a very large shopping center, Swazi Plaza, With multiple and varied boutiques. As for architecture, you will find a mixture of colonial houses and more modern buildings. The market is also an inescapable place, with its animation and its fragrances, its colors, its African handicrafts, in particular the glasses that you will see in full work.
Lobamba, more to the east, is the royal and legislative capital: it is located in Ezulwini Valley, as well as all the official buildings of the country, such as the national museum, or the memorial of King Sobhuza II, both testifying The history of this people, their traditions and their costumes. As for the king, he resides in the Lothisa State House.
Do not miss the visit of the Mantenga Swazi Cultural Village, which offers activities related to local culture, as well as permanent exhibitions: it was completely reconstructed from historical data and archaeological research, making it a precious place , Which is visited by many travelers from all countries.
Other attractions of Swaziland, nature reserves. Mkhaya Game is home to rhinoceros, elephants and antelopes. In Milwane Wildlife Sanctuary you will discover wildebeests, warthogs and many birds. In the Royal Hlane National Park, there will be lions, antelopes and white rhinoceros. To you the safaris photos!
For sports enthusiasts, there are hiking trails in the Nyonyane Peak area. You can also go rafting not far from the Great Usutu River Reserve.
Moreover, do not miss the opportunity to attend traditional ceremonies where singing and dancing occupy a privileged place, and appreciate as often as possible the kindness of the inhabitants, always friendly and proud of their country.
Swaziland : The basics
If you are French, a passport and a return ticket are required, and a visa will be issued free of charge for a period of one month.
The current currency is lilangeni.
Arriving by plane, you will land at Matsapha International Airport.
For your travels in the country, the most convenient way is to be the taxi minibus for short trips. Buses are rare.
Health: There is no mandatory vaccine to go to Swaziland, but it is better to have up-to-date vaccines and add long-term vaccines to typhoid, hepatitis A and B and rabies. It is also advisable to follow a treatment against malaria, to protect oneself from the mosquitoes, to cook well and to drink bottled water.
Security: Observe prohibitions on photographing police stations, government buildings, banks, post offices and royal palaces. HIV is very prevalent in the country, use preventive measures where appropriate. Avoid walking at night in big cities so as not to risk an assault. Despite this, the country is rather safe for travelers.