The Kingdom of Swaziland is a landlocked country bordered by South Africa and Mozambique. It features several National Parks and Game Reserves – heaven for the wildlife photographer. I was privileged to visit Hlane National Park and Mkaya Game Reserve.

Lions of Hlane National Park, Swaziland
Lioness with two cubs (Panthera leo), Hlane Royal National Park, Swaziland

Hlane means “wilderness” in Swati and Hlane Royal National Park is Swaziland’s largest protected area. With 30 000 hectares of Swazi bushveld, Hlane is home to an abundant and diverse wildlife. Together with Mkhaya Game Reserve, these are the best places in Africa for tracking and photographing elephant and rhino on foot.

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