Welcome to Lesotho

Price From : ZAR 7520.00 (Per Person Sharing)

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The encroachment of European settlers into the lands of Basotho people in the 19th century resulted in them retreating with their king Moshoeshoe I into the mountains where they defended themselves successfully against attack. Eventually, they were granted protection by Queen Victoria and the Kingdom of Lesotho more or less as it looks today was founded. In the 1960s the protectorate of Basotholand became the Republic of Lesotho and remained within the British Commonwealth.

 

Prices:

2020: ZAR7,520.00 per person sharing, and ZAR11,930.00 for a solo traveller, 

2021: ZAR8,050.00 per person sharing, and ZAR12,765.00 for a solo traveller, 

Itinerary for This Tour

Day 1

Capital Maseru and Mountain Fortress of Thaba Bosiu

Arrive in the Capital Maseru before lunchtime where you will be met by your guide. You will go for a short tour of the capital and your guide will explain important facts about the Kingdom of Lesotho. You will also be treated to a light lunch. He will then take you to the mountain retreat of Thaba Bosiu. Thaba Bosiu is of immense historic significance to the Basotho people and is tied into the history of the founding of their nation. There is a museum with an interpretive centre. The very comfortably appointed chalets in which you will be accommodated in are situated in circular arrangements beneath the mountain. If you are fortunate there will be a performance of traditional dance before your dinner which is in the well-appointed restaurant. It will become apparent after you have been here for a few hours how crystal clear and pure the mountain air is and the feeling of peace and quiet that pervades the area. You can take a nice constitutional walk before your dinner.

Accommodation at Thaba Bosiu Cultural Village, Lunch, Dinner, Bed, and Breakfast

Day 2

Visit Dinosaur footprints, Bokong Nature Reserve and Katse Dam

After breakfast our first stop today is at one of the many sites in Lesotho where you can see traces of the ancient giants that ruled the earth millions of years ago. The footprints of dinosaurs look like a giant bird has trod the landscape. From here we journey into the mountains to the beautiful Bokong Nature Reserve and we will alight for a short walk and to have our picnic lunch. From here we shall continue our journey first along the edge of and then across the Katse Dam. The Katse dam is part of the Lesotho Highland Water Project. Water is one of Lesotho's major exports to the thirsty cities of South Africa. We shall then continue our circular journey through the small towns and villages of Lesotho back to Thaba Bosiu.

Accommodation at Thaba Bosiu Cultural Village, Lunch, Dinner, Bed, and Breakfast

Day 3

Roma, Educational Capital and Maletsunyane Falls and back to Maseru

After breakfast this morning we shall visit the Educational Capital of Lesotho founded by Catholic missionaries it is suitably called Roma. The university of Lesotho and many other colleges are situated here. We shall then travel through the beautiful mountain landscapes to Lesotho's highest waterfall the Maletsunyane Falls. We shall take some short walks around the falls and have a picnic lunch. We shall then return to Maseru where the tour ends.

End of Tour

Tour Notes

Inclusions:

  • 2 nights accommodation in Lesotho
  • Private guide and vehicle,
  • Entrance fees to attractions described, unless listed as optional
  • All meals ad described

 

Exclusions:

  • Any accommodation before or after the tour,
  • Additional transportation before or after the tour,
  • Meals not specified
  • Drinks, gratuities, telephone calls & other items of a personal nature
  • International & domestic flights

 

Accommodation Note: All the hotels and lodges are as reflected in this itinerary, but if for reasons beyond the control of Mmilo Tours this is not possible, they will be replaced with establishments of the same star grading.

Important: Please read the itinerary carefully, noting any optional activities you or some members in your group may want to take part in. You do not have to take part in any of the optional activities if you do not wish to. It helps us in our planning to know if you are interested and number of participants. 

These additional optional activities are not costed into this scheduled tour, and if you choose them, you pay the extra amount involved either directly to Mmilo Tours in advance, or on arrival at the venue. You will be informed accordingly by Mmilo Tours, and they are extra to the basic cost of the tour.

All our tours and packages are subject to availability at the time of booking and payment and accommodation is in a standard double room at the relevant accommodation. 

Accommodation for this Tour

Thaba Bosiu Cultural Village
Region : -

Located 24km outside of the city of Maseru, Thaba Bosiu is a National Monument and Lesotho's foremost tourist destination holding great historical significance as the birthplace of the Basotho People.