Petite, pleasant and packed with culture, adventure and legendary wildlife, the newly named Kingdom of eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) is one of Southern Africa’s most underrated (and least visited) destinations. A new international airport, as well as improved road infrastructure between it, conservation areas and the capital, are aimed to increase visitor numbers in the years ahead – get here in 2020 to ensure yourself a front seat. The varied landscapes within its parks and reserves provide one exciting revelation after another, whether it’s zip lining, trekking, whitewater rafting or mind-blowing rhino encounters. Mix in a pervading sense of peace and enthralling cultural festivities and you’ll be smiling all the way home. [src.]
Lonely Planet's "Best in Travel" is produced annually as a guide to the top destinations, trends and experiences for the upcoming year. The Top 10 lists in "Best in Travel" were compiled by teams of experts, who took into account special events going on next year, recent developments in each country/region/city, and new things for travellers to see or do.
Lonely Planet's "Best in Travel 2020" - Top Countries:
- North Macedonia
- Kingdom of eSwatini
- Costa Rica
- The Netherlands