Sense Africa announces 8-night creative tour to Eswatini
Led by Craft & Travel
Eswatini specialist tour operator Sense Africa is adding a new tour to its portfolio this year, focusing on creative, experience travel. In a new ‘Craft and Safari Tour’, participants will visit two national parks, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and Hlane Royal National Park, where they’ll embark on safari adventure to see elephants, lions and rhino. They will also attend crafts workshops run by local social enterprises (Tsandza Weaving, Gone Rural, Baobab Batik, Swazi Candles and the Shewla Community.)
A chance to spend time with the local community, visit their homes, learn their traditional skills and experience authentic Swazi culture and nature, the tour is the first time Sense Africa, who offer safari and walking tours, will be working with local crafts organisations to create an authentic travel experience where local people and animals are at the heart of the itinerary, set against a stunning natural backdrop.
The inaugural tour takes place 24th September to 3rd October 2020. Prices start at £3,450 including flights from London Heathrow, based on twin share. Single supplement £180pp.
What’s included in this guided tour:
Flights from London Heathrow to Johannesburg and transfer by road to Eswatini
Most meals (all breakfasts and dinners and some lunches)
All entrance fees to national parks
Workshops, materials ad tutor fees
Visit to a local school
Chance to enjoy local culture (music and dance)
Eight nights on tour and two nights travel
The tour is led by Journalist, Blogger and Craft Expert Momtaz Begum-Hossain and guided by Jenny Bowen from Sense Africa.
“Experience travel is the best way to really get to know a country. The handicrafts of Eswatini are inspired by the stunning natural surroundings and play an important role in celebrating the nation’s culture and creative flair so it’s going to be a real privilege for all participants to spend time with them and learn about their lives while picking up some new craft skills. All participants will make items they can keep and take home and will make memories that will last a life time – the wildlife here is on every doorstep so you’re never far from seeing animals in their natural habitat,” said Momtaz.
“There is something special about Eswatini; you can walk amongst wildlife and get up close and personal with individual species and truly experience the culture which is woven into every day life. The Swazis are passionate about their heritage and identity which is exhibited in their arts and crafts. Eswatini gives visitors the opportunity to experience genuine Africa, off the beaten track and away from the more touristy locations,” says Jenny, who is a qualified Swazi guide.
For further details, full itinerary and additional images contact:
Momtaz: firstname.lastname@example.org, 07931 511 782
Jenny: email@example.com, 01275 877172
An award-winning journalist, blogger and crafts expert, Momtaz is passionate about celebrating arts and crafts from around the world and supporting independent maker/designers. Her craft themed tours give you a chance to explore your creative side while experiencing culture and nature.
About Sense Africa
Sense Africa is an established, award-winning and trusted supplier of professional, tailor-made safaris and adventures. Sense Africa has a passion for nature and conservation, providing environmentally sound and ecologically friendly experienced. Jenny Bowen, Director of Sense Africa, is a professional ecologist and this ethos is woven into Sense Africa.