MBABANE, Eswatini 

The little-known kingdom of Eswatini, formerly known as Swaziland, offers the opportunity to experience rich wildlife, cultural history, and stunning scenery.

Last month, Lonely Planet named Eswatini the fifth-best travel destination for 2020.

Travel guide publisher Lonely Planet described the southern African nation that borders South Africa and Mozambique as “packed with culture, adventure and legendary wildlife.”

A 360-kilometer (224 mile) drive from Johannesburg in South Africa — roughly three and a half hours — Mbabane is the capital of Eswatini, Africa’s last absolute monarchy.

Temperatures can be cool even in the Summer, with fog and drizzling. However,

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