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May 25, 2015

Swaziland & African Travel Solutions News Update.

Swaziland: Top for Adventure and Top for Festivals – take your pick!

Swaziland may be a physically small nation but it still manages to offer some of the best and diverse experiences in Africa. Coming up in the next few months is one of the best arts festivals to be found anywhere, which is swiftly followed by the visit of the Adventure Racing World series to Swaziland in the form of Expedition Africa. So whether it’s diverse music and arts that interest you, or adrenaline fuelled-activities, Swaziland has some highlights to offer!

The MTN BUSHFIRE sees some of Africa’s best artists performing in an intimate and 100% socially responsible festival. MTN BUSHFIRE is an explosion of performing arts – including live music, theatre, poetry and dance – held on multiple stages within and around the unique House on Fire venue. This year’s Festival is on May 29 – 31st 2015 with the most eclectic and star–studded line–up to date. The line–up reflects a truly global and diverse range of musical genres – hailing from as far afield as Australia, Turkey and Austria complimenting the many artists from African countries closer to home.

Make sure you are one of the 20,000 music and arts fans who “BRING THEIR FIRE” to the scenic farmlands of the Malkerns Valley to experience this unique event. For more information and to purchase tickets: www.bush-fire.com

Expedition Africa is an annual multi-discipline 500km endurance race which has 40 four-person teams from around the World competing. Entrants so far come from as far afield as Sweden, Canada, Estonia, Israel, the UK, Argentina, France, South Africa and Denmark. The Teams will try to navigate from control point to control point through day and night in a number of disciplines, including: mountain biking, trekking, kayaking and orienteering. Swaziland’s beautiful scenery and varied topography make it the ideal destination for this ultimate adventure event – combining many of the thrilling activities for which Swaziland is fast gaining a great reputation.

The event organisers, Heidi and Stephan Muller have already experienced what Swaziland has to offer: “We’ve cycled through game reserves, paddled on flat-water, white-water and even in an irrigation canal. We’ve jumped into rivers, abseiled into caves and used Jumars to get up waterfalls. On foot we’ve crossed mountains, agricultural expanses and forests… There’s just so much to this small country.”

Expedition is scheduled to take place from 5 to 14 June 2015. Please visit the Expedition Africa www.kineticgear.co.za“>website for additional information.

Also if you are new to Adventure Racing, then this article about the 2014 event will help fill you on what’s involved: click here.

For bookings & further information contact Mel @ African Travel Solutions

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