When you book flights to Swaziland, you’ll be landing in the smallest country in Africa, but it’s got the most heart. Swaziland is landlocked in Africa, bordered by Mozambique and South Africa and is divided into four different regions: Hhohho, Lubombo, Manzini and Shiselweni, also known as the high, middle, and low, and the Lubombo Plateau. Despite its small size, this country boasts brilliant landscapes.
On the flight to Swaziland, travelers get an aerial view of mountains, rainforests and deserts. After the Swaziland flight, the country is best seen on foot. The Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary draws in tourists for a view of some of best animals in Africa. Many tourists book flights to Swaziland during the annual ceremony of the reed dances at the Royal Kraal, or for a walk through one of Swaziland’s street markets to purchase some of the country’s famous arts and crafts.
If there is one thing enticint visitors to book more Swaziland flights every year it’s the people. A welcoming bunch who love a good celebration, the Swazis always make travelers feel at home.
The climate in Swaziland varies with the country’s altitude. The western mountains are wet, humid and often see severe thunderstorms. The country’s middle and lowlands are drier and the east is more tropical. The rainy season lasts from October to May.
Whether your stay in Swaziland is just a stopover between the more bustling destinations of Mozambique and South Africa or you’re looking for a relaxing retreat visiting one of the exceptional wildlife reserves, there’s no wrong time to book your flight to Swaziland.
Peak Season: Swaziland flights are packed during June through September, when the weather is at its best and the dry season lets the sun warm the country.
Off-peak Season: The rainy season, stretching from October until the end of May, is the best time to find a cheap flight to Swaziland. Luckily, Swaziland hosts a slew of cultural activities in the inclement weather to keep visitors from shying away from rainy season: Swazi XTreme, Africa’s largest adventure race, takes place each April, and Swaziland is hosting its first annual Fashion Week in December of 2008.
Flights to Swaziland aren’t the only ways available to enter the country: If you’re traveling to Swaziland from other points in Africa, chances are there are coaches and taxis that’ll transport you across the Mozambique and South African borders easily. In Mbabane, taxis are the most efficient mode of transport and the best way of getting to the city from the airport after your Swaziland flight lands.The following chart gives approximate journey times from Mbabane (in hours and minutes) to other major cities and towns in Swaziland.
(prices quoted are from London)