With the name of the country derived from a 19th century king, Mswati the 2nd, Swaziland is a small country where the historical meaning and the traditional rituals are still passed from a generation to another. With the Incwala ceremony, also called “first fruit ceremony” as the most important cultural event, this small country has become famous all over the world. Incwala, held on the 4th day after full moon is a celebration that amazes through the variety brought, through the symbols that it uses and the mystic it preserved over the years.
Visit the Royal uMphakatsi, the chief homestead and find out the part that the king plays during the charming Incwala festival. Observe the lifestyle in the two capital cities Lobamba (royal and legislative) and Mbabane (administrative). Admire and purchase the Swazi art and craft in markets like Mantenga or Milwane and take pictures of the breathtaking Mantenga Falls. Learn more about the wildlife in one of the specialized tours, in the Mkhaya Endangered Species Park or connect with nature rafting on the Ushutu River or entering the great historical caves.
Taste the well preserved tradition of Swaziland in the Incwala ceremony or discovering little by little in a mystic place which emphasized its culture.