In October 2006, I took my mum and big sis on their first ever safari to South Africa and we also had a couple of nights mid-tour in the little Kingdom of Swaziland. The King had just married his 13th or 14th wife when we arrived - imagine that! We stayed in these funky beehive huts and took a walking safari out in the game reserve. We saw plenty of what I call "tame game" - antelope, zebra, wildebeest, that sort of thing - no big cats because Mlilwane doesn't cater to any. The danger on this safari were the crocs, but I'm pleased to report we didn't have any casualties. The whole experience whet my appetite for more adventurous walking safaris like the ones being offered in Ikoma, Tanzania... On the way out of Swaziland, we stopped at Swazi Candles craft shop and watched the workers making these beautiful animal shaped candles. I just had to buy some!
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