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All Out Africa’s Eswatini Artisan Tour Artisan workshops, culture and conservation!

March 17, 2020 Visit Africa / Seychelles No Comments Email Email

All Out Africa, one of Eswatini’s most highly rated and professional adventure tour operators, have launched a brand new experiential tour focusing on Eswatini’s creative compass, whilst taking in the country’s cultural and wildlife highlights.

This is an amazing opportunity to join an intimate 9-day tour, learning from talented artisans, experiencing the unique culture and majestic nature of Eswatini. This fully guided tour includes world class design and artisan workshops with Baobab Batik and Tsandza Weaving, and a unique opportunity for close up encounters with both black and white rhino at Mkhaya Game Reserve.

This tour aims to promote responsible tourism, social impact and economic empowerment. Working alongside our talented artisans, you will learn firsthand how handcraft and design contributes to social upliftment within Eswatini, the history and culture of Africa’s last remaining monarchy, and how Eswatini has gained the recognition of being one of the world’s top destinations for rhino conservation.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2 day batik workshop
  • 2 day handweaving workshop
  • Traditional dance, culture and history tours Visits to handrcaft, design and art centres Game reserve, stay and guided tours

Baobab Batik and Tsandza Weaving are both founding members of ESWIFT, Eswatini’s Fair Trade Association that is recognised throughout the continent for it’s training and advocacy of ethical trade and employment. More than an opportunity to learn a new skill, our workshops provide a very special experience as you get to know the Artisans behind our beautiful products, their stories, and their passions. By the end of each workshop you will have made your own scarf to take home, a wonderful way to remember your adventures with us.

Read more about the companies and locations involved in this tour below. For further information on rates and a detailed itinerary, take a look at this flyer here.

ALL OUT AFRICA TOURS

Conservation, responsible tourism, local engagement, culture and safety whilst travelling is what makes All Out Africa Tours one of Eswatini’s most successful and established tour operators. In the hands of their experienced and dedicated local staff you will receive exceptional quality and service throughout your tour.

BAOBAB BATIK

Baobab Batik was founded in 1991 by Els Hooft. Since then Baobab Batik has evolved into a business employing 35 women full time creating stunning batik products.

TSANDZA WEAVING

Tsandza Weaving was established in 1979. Dyeing, spinning and weaving fibres such as mohair, bamboo and cotton, the artisans create pieces to last a lifetime.

MALANDELA’S GUEST HOUSE
For the majority of your tour you will be staying in the Malandela’s Guest House. Renowned for it’s uniquely decorated rooms set amongst magnificent indigenous gardens, the guest house forms part of the Malandela’s centre, home to a Farmhouse Restaurant and Country Pub, the iconic House On Fire, along with beautiful boutiques offering locally made products such as Gone rural, Zoggs and Khokho.

MKHAYA GAME RESERVE
Well known as a refuge for endangered species, Mkhaya Game Reserve is home to buffalo, black AND white rhino, giraffe, sable and roan antelope. Particularly known for it’s rhino viewing and immense conservation of these extraordinary animals, your guided to tour and game drives will provide a unique African wildlife experience within this award winning reserve.

HANDICRAFT & CULTURE
Throughout your tour you will have the opportunity to visit some of Eswatini’s leading cultural, handicraft and design centres, including: Swazi Candles, Ngwenya Glass, Mantenga Cultural Village, Eswatini’s National Museum and Yebo Art Gallery.

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