Swaziland is a tiny landlocked country in Southern Africa, and if you apply through our website you can find and cultural immersion experiences. Expect an amazing destination for both the first-time & experienced traveler. When planning gap years in Africa, many people overlook this country in favour of South Africa but we highly recommend visiting. You will find a country with a lot to see and do including seeing some of the best wildlife reserves on the continent. This country is famous for its traditional tribes but there is far more than just this where you can mix a holiday or vacation with culture and sightseeing.
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No visa is needed to apply, you can enter and stay for up to 30 days or choose to extend this once in country. Swaziland is a safe destination for outsiders but there are high levels of poverty and crime can be an issue in some areas. You will need to take care of your belongings and be street smart especially at night. If you are worried about applying solo or daunted by this destination we recommend applying with one of the international sending agencies we have listed, there offer group placements and arrange everything which can make the process easier and safer.
Ask most people and they probably couldn't locate Swaziland on a map - this country is not the first name on most peoples lips but we recommend you think twice. Although Swaziland is the second smallest country on the continent but there is still a lot to see and do here like visiting the spectacular Ezulwini Valley where wildlife roam free. If you have a valid passport you can enter Swaziland on a tourist visa without any issues and there is no best time to take a gap year here as there is a warm climate and temperature all year round. Taking a gap year in Swaziland is a fantastic chance to meet new people, learn about the local culture and history, interact with friendly local people, pick up skills and add experience to your resume / CV. Most programs are open to students, graduates and people seeking a fresh challenge, if you need any advice or information contact us, you might also like to view our South Africa gap year directory.