Despite being the smallest country in Southern Africa, travel in Swaziland has much to offer. Life in Swaziland remains routed in the customs of the past, so don't be surprised to find traditional healers offering herbal remedies at the local market or ancient ceremonies bringing the city streets to a standstill. It is something of an understatement to say that travel in Swaziland is full of surprises.
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Swaziland has been ravaged by drought and hampered by a rapidly increasing population, yet a decline in economic growth has led to a rise in poverty and mortality rates. Having recently been declared a humanitarian emergency for its HIV/AIDS epidemic, Swaziland has never been in more need of volunteer support. Shocking statistics reveal that it has the world’s highest HIV prevalence among people aged 15 to 49 years, and the world’s lowest life expectancy at just 31.3 years. Volunteers in Swaziland are crucial to help with vital community and education projects to support disadvantaged individuals.
If you want to volunteer in Swaziland during your time abroad or are heading out to southern Africa, take a look at our volunteer section for information about the fantastic volunteering projects at your fingertips!