I decided at 11am on Saturday morning that I wanted to head to Swaziland and Sertorio of Ntwanano Tours was only to happy to oblige. So after picking me up from Chimp Eden in Nelspruit (an awesome educational experience in itself) we headed for Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctury later that afternoon.
What I hadn't anticipated was an amazing political and social insight into apartheid South Africa from a guide who had grown up in Soweto and ended up travelling the world. We arrived before 7pm at Mlilwane and after a buffet dinner and a cultural dance, I headed to my traditional "beehive" for the night.
The next morning at 7am, I ventured off on my 2 hour walk with my guide Stu and what a walk it was. After placing an order (McDonalds style - I'd like some crocs, hippos, monkeys and warthogs - hold the cane rats) we'd ticked the lot off within the first 30 minutes. Stu then showed me how to stalk wildebeest before we headed back to watch the hippos frolic in the waterhole over breakfast.
Later that morning, I decided the round trip via Mozambique was in order and again Sertorio was only to happy to drive to Maputo, a city he'd spent 14 years in. This gave us more time for more insight into both Swaziland and Mozambique's somewhat dubious leadership.
We made it to Maputo in time for sunset after an adventure off the beaten track into a small Swazi village and headed to Caso do Sol for dinner. Whilst the locals continued some serious post-beach partying at the waterfront.
It was the most amazing spontaneous adventure and I can not recommend Sertorio highly enough. If you are in the Nelspruit region and looking for something a little different with an insight that you wouldn't ordinarily get, try Sertorio on www.ntwananotours.co.za.
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