Thursday, June 14, 2012

May 18, 2012: Swaziland

Greetings All,
After leaving Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve we headed north to the tiny kingdom of Swaziland to visit Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and take in a bit of Swazi culture. We stayed in a traditional beehive hut and the Nyala paid us a visit (photo 1).

That night the local staff sang and danced for us with a lot of high kicking (photo 2).

The sanctuary has a good variety of antelope including this Blesbok (photo 3).

Since there are no "dangerous" animals at Mlilwane you are free to walk or in our case mountain bike. We biked through an enclosure for Roan Antelope. These antelope became extinct in Swaziland and now the Sanctuary has a project to reintroduce them to the country. We arrived at feeding time and a herd of 20 approached the gate to check us out (photo 4).

We left Swaziland a couple of days ago and continued our drive North back into South Africa and Kruger National Park. Stay tuned for some of our adventures in Kruger.

We hope all is well back home.
Peggy and Marc

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