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MBABANE, ESWATINI (SWAZILAND)
Solo Tour Guides
To fully appreciate Mbabane you need to book a Solo Tour Guide, your local friendly tour guide. He will be able to show you around like a local. Whether you want to see the tourist sites, places off the beaten track or discover new experiences, the Solo Tour Guide is there to help you. He looks after your safety and welfare at all times.
Thulani has his own travel agency in Mbabane. And is therefore well accustomed to showing guests around his beautiful country of Eswatini. Indeed he was born and raised in Eswatini and has lived all over in different parts of the country. His approach is not to regurgitate tours but to make new friends and show them this amazing place that he lives in. Showing them his culture and traditions. So Thulani is an excellent choice not only for Mbabane but also for venturing further afield.Thulani is 44 years old, covid vaccinated, a non smoker and speaks English and Siswati.
Total cost for the guide services of Thulani for a full day of 8 hours = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by Paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 110 (USD70 for guide services + USD40 for Thulani to use his car) in cash to Thulani after his services. Total 155 US dollars.
Alternatively for the guide services of Thulani for half a day of 4 hours = a non refundable deposit of USD 25 by Paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 60 (USD40 for guide services + USD20 for Thulani to use his car) in cash to Thulani after his services. Total 85 US dollars.
This does not include transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.
How To Book A Solo Tour Guide
To book any of our Solo Tour Guides please go to the enquiry form.
Alternatively whatsapp +94-76-630-1069.
Remember a Solo Tour Guide looks after your safety and welfare at all times.
Highlights of Eswatini
Bordering Mozambique, in the southeast of Africa. You will find the lush and mountainous Kingdom of Swaziland, now officially called Eswatini. This small but beautiful country of emerald peaks, rivers, and waterfalls is a hiker’s paradise. Nature reserves are the top attraction and even though only a few of them host the Big Five ie: lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino.
The Hlane Game Sanctuary
The Hlane Game Sanctuary is home to the largest herds of wild animals in the country. It is one of the few places in Eswatini where visitors have a chance of seeing lion, rhino and even elephants. Twitchers will also be happy at this 22,000 hectare reserve which has a diverse collection of species, including white backed vultures.
Visitors must take a guided game drive if they want to see lions. As these reside in a separate enclosure, but self-guided drives are permitted in other areas of the park. In addition to wildlife watching, things to do include guided mountain biking, cultural visits to a nearby Swazi village and birding walks.
Highlights of Mbabane
Mbabane (pronounced Um-ba-ba-neh) is Eswatini’s capital city and has a beautiful location, ringed by the backdrop of the Dlangeni Hills. With an average height of 1243m, it’s temperate climate offers some relief during the hot season. Mbabane is only a small city with a population of 95,000.
The town developed during colonial times and became the new British colonial capital in 1903. Development saw the first post office and the arrival of electricity. Afterwards, a golf course, tennis courts, cricket pitch and theatre club soon followed.
It wasn’t until independence in 1968 that Mbabane really began to expand. This lead to the building of the Swazi Plaza and the Mbabane Mall. Today, this area forms the heart of the city and has banks, shops, cafés and most modern visitor amenities. Hotels are located mostly in the surrounding suburbs and hills.
In addition to lots of places to eat ranging from restaurants serving international cuisine to coffee shops and fast food joints. Despite now being a fully modern city, Mbabane has a pleasantly relaxed feel to it which must be seen.
To fully explore Mbabane, contact a Solo Tour Guide who will look after your safety and welfare at all times.