With Jenny from Sense Africa who I’ve joined forces with to bring you this tour

Join me in Eswatini, 26th September – 5th October 2021 

Learn basketweaving at Gone Rural, a women’s project that employs over 780 artisans

The Kingdom of Eswatini – a country that’s rich in wildlife, crafts and culture. Neighbouring South Africa and formerly known as Swaziland, Eswatini has been named as Lonely Planet’s 5th ‘Best in 2020’ countries to visit, so why not come and experience it for yourself?

Seeing animals in the wild is a guarantee on the trip!

During the inaugural Craft and Travel Tour 26th September – 5th October 2021 – led by me and in collaboration with Sense Africa, you’ll spend 8 days experiencing life in Eswatini from meeting local wildlife – (and I’m not just talking birds, though the birdlife here is amazing) there’s a wealth of friendly animals from warthogs to The Big 5 who you’ll get to meet on safari trips and even while out walking!

Our accommodation inside Hlane Royal National Park

Plus you’ll spend time learning local handicrafts techniques and participate in 4/5 crafts workshops where you’ll make handmade items you can take home such as weaving, basketweaving, candlemaking and batik including a workshop with Tsanda Weaving. We’ll also spend time with local communities, visit a school, witness traditional music and dance and stay in unique accommodation. They’ll also be opportunities to explore yourself, visit markets and of course try local cuisine and I’ll be there to lead the tour!

I’m so excited to share this experience with you. It won’t be like any holiday you’ve been on before, it’s the trip of a lifetime for animal lovers and craft fans and perfect for anyone who wants to go somewhere unexpected and experience travel in a whole new way.

In a nutshell….

TOUR: Craft and Safari
DATE: 26th September – 5th October 2021 (8 days + 2 days travel/overnight flights)
LOCATION: Eswatini, Southern Africa
£2450 Tour only
£3200 Tour & Return Flights*

*If you book the tour and flights package price your booking is ATOL protected. Flights are from London Heathrow Airport however other airports can be arranged.

ITINERARY: Craft workshops (weaving, basketry, batik, candlemaking), safari tours, wildlife walks, visit to a local school, experience local culture/music, stay in unique accommodation.

All accommodation, most meals, personal guide, transportation, safari game drives, entrance fees, craft workshops and other activities as per the itinerary. The trip starts in Johannesburg (South Africa) where I’ll meet you and we’ll be driven in our tour bus to Eswatini. Single supplement £180.

There is an option to extend your trip by a further two days of safari adventure for an additional £600 which includes safari, accommodation, transport and food.

To receive the full itinerary which includes a break down on what we’ll be doing each day and where we’ll be staying email me and I’ll send it to you.

You can also view the itinerary ‘overview’ on the Sense Africa website – it’s also where you can book.

If you have any questions about the tour please do ask me, I’ll be happy to help. You can email me editor@craftandtravel.com or call me on +44 7931 511 782 (UK.)

Over the coming months I’ll be sharing more about Eswatini and what you can expect from visiting the country – it’s definitely one that shouldn’t be on your bucketlist for too long : )

See you in Eswatini!