Chief's Homestead Visit: is a hands-on experience of our
local lady chief, Inkhosikati, in her homestead - a very real
glimpse of Swaziland's culture that will leave you with a newfound
respect and basic understanding of the Swazi way of life. Your guide,
who will hand the ladies in your party traditional Swazi cloths
(Emahiya) to wrap around their waists, greets you at Mlilwane's
main gate. The homestead is a short drive from the main gate and a
short walk from Mlilwane's boundary fence.
entering the Inkhosikati's homestead (Liguma), you are requested to
remove your shoes. On entry, the Inkhosikati and the village
children, often wearing traditional clothing, will warmly welcome
you. The standard Swazi greeting to the Inkhosikati is "Yebo
Inkhosikati has a vibrant, energetic and infectious mannerism and not
only talks you through how the huts and traditional items are made
but also teaches you the Siswati words for them. The Inkhosikati
encourages interaction; so ladies try your hand at grinding maize and
plaiting mountain grass or gents, join the children in Swazi song and
dance. An offering of a taste of local food and sometimes brew is
made but forget about your cutlery and try it the Swazi way... with
your hands! This experience is both informative and memorable - a
taste of true Swazi hospitality - and should not be missed!
min 4 pax.
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