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USEFUL INFORMATION - Swaziland

Safety:

The country is completely safe during the day, tourist sites, reserves, parks and other have permanent Security.
Tourism is the revenue base in Swaziland, which is why there is safety.
Caution is advised in the night outs.

DOCUMENTATION - PASSPORT:

All travelers need a passport.
Spanish travelers, Mexicans, Venezuelans, Brazilians, Chinese, Argentineans, Ecuadorians, Paraguayans and Uruguayans do not require visas for stays of less than 90 days.
Bolivians travelers, Peru and Costa Ricans do not need visas for stays of less than 30 days.
For travelers from other Spanish-speaking countries, they must have visas for tourism, business and transit.
These requirements apply only in South Africa and can be changed at any time. Please refer to your country's authorities before you travel. If you want to visit neighboring countries can also consult with us or with the appropriate consulate.

HEALTH:

We recommend purchasing travel insurance for cases of accident, illness or cancellation of the trip due to unforeseen circumstances.
If your English is not fluent, a Spanish-speaking guide can be very useful in the event of accident or illness. It is recommended to carry prescription drugs in your luggage if you have any medical condition.
Swaziland has clinics and hospitals in Manzini, Mbabane, Peaks Peak, however, for severe cases patients are often transferred to South Africa. 1hr away.
We recommend sunscreen for the hot days.

MALARIA:

In some parts of Swaziland and neighboring countries there is malaria. Check with your doctor for proper treatment. Remember that the best protection is to avoid mosquito bites.
Use repellent, wear pants and long sleeves at dusk. Please note that cases of malaria in Swaziland are very few.

WATER:

Swaziland has good quality drinking water, however, if you prefer mineral water, it is also available.

CLIMATE:

The climate is temperate in the mountains and subtropical in plains during the summer the temperature can reach 40 degrees and 10 degrees below zero in winter at the mountains.
The rains predominate in the summer, from October to late March.

CURRENCY:

The currency is the Lilangeni.
All the major banks have offices at international airports. In them you can convert the currency of the main countries in Europe, Asia and the US dollar. You can not exchange currency from any Latin American country.
Banking hours are from 9am. - 3:30 pm. Monday through Friday, and 08:30am. - 01pm. hours on Saturdays. The exchange offices have the same schedule as banks.
Cards, Visa and Mastercard are accepted by most shops and can be used to withdraw money from ATMs. Traveler's checks in USD, £ $ and other major currencies are acceptable in all banks and some Touristic companies. Some properties do not accept American Express or Diners Club, please bring an alternative.

TAX VAT:

The VAT is 14%.

PURCHASES:

Swaziland is a small country, rich in quality craftsmanship, craft markets exist in cities and tourist sites giving an attraction for the traveler.
The variety of items is huge, stone carvings, jewelry in amethyst and malachite, excellent woodwork, batiks, candles, straw, etc.
In Manzini and Mbabane, we find shopping centers with typical goods stores.

Tips:

Gratuities are not included in Swaziland. If you liked the service and want to show your appreciation, follow this pattern:
Waiters: 10% to 15% of the bill.

KITCHEN:

The cuisine is based on meat and vegetables, the fish is from South Africa.
In reserves impala meat is often prepared.

TELEPHONE AND INTERNET:

The telecommunications networks span the entire country. Reserves, parks and tourist sites have internet services.

ELECTRICITY:

Voltage - 220 - plugs in Swaziland are different with 3 points, if you do not find it in your home country you can buy on arrival.

WHAT TO BRING:

We will send a full personalized list for your ride.