Tag Archives: Wildlife

A moment in my life: Monkeys

So many entertaining things happen in my life in Swaziland. These are the moments I will want to remember because they make me laugh, and they show insight into my daily routine. These moments are often hard to photograph and … Continue reading

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Roundup of what you need to know before joining Peace Corps Swaziland

Sanibonani G15! I have written a lot about what life is like as a PCV in Swaziland in the last year. This post is just to serve as a compilation of all my useful posts for you and your concerned … Continue reading

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Top activities in Swaziland

I had heard of Swaziland before receiving my Peace Corps country placement, but I did not know anything about this tiny kingdom in Southern Africa. You might be traveling to Swaziland for the first time because you know PCV here … Continue reading

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Wildlife at Mbuluzi and Mlawula

When a friend comes to Swaziland with a car, it is time to visit somewhere less accessible by khumbi. We chose Mbuluzi and Mlawula wildlife areas in the Lubombo mountains. These reserves are located in the northeastern part of Swaziland, … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Baby elephant

Just because I wanted to share some more elephant love this week before my trip to Kruger, here’s a photo of a darling baby at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust nursery in Nairobi. To me, there is no place I … Continue reading

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My first elephant experience

This week I will be taking my first vacation away from Swaziland and I am traveling to Kruger National Park. The only traveling I have done in Swaziland has been to see wildlife, so I am quite excited that my … Continue reading

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Rhinos at Hlane Royal National Park

We were setting up our tent when we heard there were rhinos at the watering hole. We packed up as fast as possible to see the rhino. I had seen one rhino before at Nakuru National Park in Kenya. It … Continue reading

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Elephants at Hlane Royal National Park

I could not decide if I wanted to see elephants, white rhinos, or lions the most during my visit to Hlane Royal National Park. We ended up seeing them all with excellent viewing opportunities. I have a new appreciation for … Continue reading

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Lions at Hlane Royal National Park

There were so many animals I looked forward to seeing at Hlane, like the lions and elephants, but also some of the smaller animals like the honey badger and colorful birds. As it turned out, we saw only large animals … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Rhinos

Rhinos. Bobejane. One of the animals I saw in Kenya from very far away, but today that changed.     I’m at Hlane Royal National Park. As a volunteer, I am allowed just one night away from my site per month … Continue reading

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