In August of 2013 I had the privilege of spending 10 days at the Kingdom of Swaziland researching culture that is unique and its pristine national parks. I managed to shoot several wildlife photos of Swaziland — a country full of fauna and flora. Swaziland is home to the Big Five: lion, leopard, buffalo, rhinoceros, and elephant. Of all the animals, the big cats are to spot because they are shy and sleep during the day.
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Zebra and Antelope
The Kingdom of Swaziland is an extraordinary place for first timers in Africa. Though this will be my time around the continent any places south of Malawi and I had still not visited. We had been encouraged by the Swaziland Tourism Authority to explore this small country (compared to its neighbors South Africa and Mozambique). Here our 33 wildlife photos Swaziland from our journey through this kingdom that is amazing.
To learn more about what you can do in Swaziland, visit our article: Top Ten Things to See and Do in Swaziland.
A male lion resting in Hlane Royal National Park
Antelope and Zebra our some of the most common wildlife in Africa
Grazers Could struggle to find food in the dry season
A bull elephant grazing at Hlane Royal National Park
An elephant herd spotted in the distance
A lone wildebeest posing for the camera!
The extremely rare white wildebeest
Nyala Drifting our camp grounds from Mkhaya Game Reserve
Lone roamer in Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
Hippos and turtles basking in the morning Sunlight in Mkhaya Game Reserve
Mkhaya Game Reserve is home to the largest population of rhinos in Swaziland
Rhinos cooling off in the mud
Mother and its calf strolling through the park
Getting some shade in the sweltering heat
More family moments
More relaxation in Mkhaya Game Reserve — even rhinos are lazy!
Among the few remaining watering holes in the season is a resource for these Creatures
Mother and calf taking a Wander around sunset
Old lone male giraffe
Two babies blocking the road
Herd of giraffe in Mbuluzi Wildlife Reserve
Brother and sister almost mirror images of each other
Sticking close to mom for safety
Baby giraffe trying to camouflage itself
Two beauties in Hlane Royal National Park
Giraffe chewing on bones at Mkhaya Game Reserve (they Can Do this for calcium)
Special thanks to the Swaziland Tourism Board.
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