Welcome to eSwatini – The peaceful Kingdom!
Go Volunteer Africa provides to people of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to have an active part in helping develop a local community to improve standard of life for people living in Swaziland. Go Volunteer Africa provides a base and network for an independent travel experience.
Depending upon your existing skills and qualifications, an outline of the most suitable projects for you to implement will be discussed with our Coordinators before your stay in eSwatini. Our team of professional Coordinators will also be in regular contact with you throughout your period of volunteering in Swaziland
INTRODUCTION TO SWAZILAND
Swaziland, officially the Kingdom of Eswatini since April 2018, is a landlocked sovereign state in Southern Africa. It is bordered by Mozambique to its northeast and South Africa to its north, west and south.
Swaziland is one of the smallest countries in Africa. Despite being the smallest country in the Southern hemisphere, Swaziland more than makes up for its lack of size with a hugely diverse range of attractions and activities.
As one of the few remaining Executive Monarchies in Africa, culture and heritage are deeply engrained in all aspects of Swazi life, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all who visit. Add to that a stunning landscapes of mountains and valleys, forests and plains; plus wildlife reserves across the country that are home to The Big Five, and you have all that’s best about Africa in one small but perfectly formed and welcoming country.
TOURISM IN SWAZILAND
Tourism in Swaziland is a successful industry and well developed with traditional culture. Most of the tourists who visit Swaziland arrive by road from South Africa. Swaziland emphasizes and promotes its traditional culture as a tourist attraction- as a kingdom which embraces and upholds its unique and ancient traditions.
As well as the rich culture, the overwhelming friendliness of the people makes all visitors feel truly welcome and very safe. In addition, the stunning landscapes of mountains and valleys, forests and plains; plus wildlife reserves across the country that is home to The Big Five that makes the country, best about Africa in one small but perfectly formed and welcoming country.
GO VOLUNTEER SWAZILAND
Volunteering in Swaziland opportunities offered by Go Volunteer Africa aims to build the capacities of local projects and raise awareness around the world about the successes and challenges of life in Swaziland. While working with Go Volunteer Africa on volunteer projects in Swaziland, volunteers learn about the real situation at the grassroots level in Swaziland.
Go Volunteer Africa offers meaningful and extremely affordable volunteering opportunities in Swaziland to volunteers from around the world. Go Volunteer Africa placements in Swaziland are combined with superb holidays and vacation adventures.
If you are looking for somewhere to volunteer in Africa for a short or long stay, Swaziland is an ideal destination. Programs are perfect if you want to do something more than sightseeing and would like to see more than the average tourist and truly start to understand this distinctive culture.
VOLUNTEERING IN SWAZILAND QUICK FACTS
- The program is open all year-round
- Very flexible start and end dates (arrive any day of the month)
- Over 10 oustanding sustainable project options
- Projects are based across the country with major locations being Mbabane
- Accommodation available at host families and volunteer guest houses
- We host over 20 volunteers every month across Swaziland
- Program fees include pre-departure support, airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
- We are the most affordable organization in Africa, because we are the locals!
You will get to integrate into local society, sample the tasty food, experience the vibrant culture and also make a difference. There are summer and year round programs available where you can help people and the environment. Volunteering in Swaziland and helping people is a highly rewarding experience and there are also lots of cultural and sightseing activities you will get to do in your spare time.
EXTRAS & SUPPORT
Volunteers need to be 18 years or over to participate, unless volunteering with a parent or guardian. All volunteers are required to have adequate volunteer travel insurance and provide a criminal background check to Go Volunteer Africa's local Coordinators on arrival in the country.
SAFARIS & TOURS
Safaris, day and cultural tours can be organized over the weekends for volunteers. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore Swaziland and its wildlife. There is a lot to see and do in Swaziland.
BEFORE YOU GO
§ Pre-departure support & documentation
§ Travel & medical advice & documentation
§ Advice on visas & equipment advice
§ Project orientation
§ 3 meals a day
§ Airport pickup
§ In-country emergency support
§ 24-hour HQ backup
§ Free GVA t-shirt
SWAZILAND VOLUNTEER PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Volunteer Guest house/ Host Family
Go Volunteer Africa programs are run in partnership with in-country NGOs, small community based organizations, local research institutes, academic organizations and conservation agencies. Project descriptions and information are supplied directly by our partners or field staff and are accurate at time of publishing.
We aim to keep information up to date and accurate, however, the nature of our projects and programs and in particular the fact that they are constantly evolving and developing in response to changing needs means that project activities, travel schedules, tour itineraries and daily timetables can change overnight and without notice.