SWAZILAND - MKHAYA GAME RESERVE
depth guide to the seasons, animals, birds and wildlife
habitats of Mkhaya in Swaziland
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Private Game Reserve is a model of
sustainable land use with a unique conservation
model. It is Swaziland's refuge for endangered
species which includes pure bred indigenous
Nguni cattle - which were close to extinction.
The successful breeding of this rare bovine
is mirrored in the other endangered species
here including black and white rhino.
comprises of broadleaf sandveld and mixed
acacia woodland with sections of pristine
riverine vegetation along the shallow drainage
Mkhaya lacks the commercialization of some
other game reserves and is the more sophisticated
of the Kingdom’s safari destinations.
game activities are guided and include drives
in open land rovers and game walks with rangers.
There is a special day tour for local residents
and day visitors.
Black and white rhino
survive here and the park also has success with
its elephants, buffalo, roan, sable, eland and
birds of note are Narina Trogan (which are rarely
seen elsewhere but quite common here), as well
as Purplecrested Lourie, Greyheaded and Gorgeous
Bush Shrike and Pygmy Kingfisher.
The climate in Swaziland is moderate, ranging
from subtropical to temperate depending on the
altitude, but sweaters are needed for the cool
evenings year round.
Rainy Season: October–May
is warm and wet with high temperatures from
December to February.
Dry Season: June–September
is cool and dry.
· Pure bred Nguni cattle
· Black and White rhino
· Swaziland's more sophisticated
· Four of the 'Big Five'
This is a malarial area
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and game reserves
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