33 Wildlife Photos of Swaziland

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

33 Wildlife Photos of Swaziland


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.

33 Wildlife Photos of 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

33 Wildlife Photos of Swaziland


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

 Antelope everywhere!

 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

 Thirsty rhinos!

33 Wildlife Photos of Swaziland

 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

33 Wildlife Photos of Swaziland

Old lone male giraffe

 Two babies blocking the road

Herd of giraffe in Mbuluzi Wildlife Reserve

33 Wildlife Photos of Swaziland

Brother and sister almost mirror images of each other

33 Wildlife Photos of Swaziland

 Sticking close to mom for safety

Baby giraffe trying to camouflage itself

 Two beauties in Hlane Royal National Park

Majestic giraffes

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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