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Swaziland Travel Services

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Information on Swaziland Travel

Capital:  Lobamba

Meaning of Country’s name:  Named after the Swazi people, the dominant ethnic group in the country. The word “Swazi” derives from Mswati I, a former king of Swaziland

Largest Cities:   Mbabane, Manzini, Big Bend, Malkerns

Population:        1,419,623 (2014 est)

visa requirement

a foreign national intending to visit swaziland unless he his from visa exempted countries

History:  Bantu peoples migrated southwest to the area of Mozambique in the 16th century. A number of clans broke away from the main body in the 18th century and settled in Swaziland. In the 19th century these clans organized as a tribe, partly because they were in constant conflict with the Zulu. Their ruler, Mswazi, appealed to the British in the 1840s for help against the Zulu. The British and the Transvaal governments guaranteed the independence of Swaziland in 1881.

South Africa held Swaziland as a protectorate from 1894 to 1899, but after the Boer War, in 1902, Swaziland was transferred to British administration. The paramount chief was recognized as the native authority in 1941. In 1963, the territory was constituted a protectorate, and on Sept. 6, 1968, it became the independent nation of Swaziland.

PLACES OF INTEREST

ü  Matenga falls

ü  Swazi village

ü  The mantenga cultural village

ü  Deepest rural Swaziland (Mbuluzi)

ü  Mlilwane wildlife sanctuary

ü  Hlane royal National park

ü  Swazi candles

ü  Ngwenya glass

ü  Summer field botanical gardens

ü  Execution rock

ü  Mantenga experience

ü  Mlawula nature reserve

ü  The warthog

ü  Manzini

ü  Mkhaya game reserve