Visiting a new place is always exciting.
This year we traveled to Southern Africa for my brother’s wedding, Lesotho to be precise. Our wife is a national.
To be honest, I didn’t expect that I’d have as much fun as I did, but was pleased to realize that Lesotho is underrated. I typically get homesick early but this was one place I hated to leave. The trip exceeded my expectations.
Lesotho is quite a small country but scenic and unique in many ways.
It’s surrounded by a lot of very high mountains and deep valleys. Its also home to the highest mountain in Southern Africa- Thabana Ntlenyana which means “nice little mountain”.
With a population of just Two million…… people, “It is the only country in the world to have its entire territory located at more than 1000metres above sea level. More than 75% of Lesotho is mountainous (highlands) with only 25% considered lowlands.
They have their winter from May to July which brings snow with dry, sunny days and very cold nights. Temperatures can drop as low as -10degree celsius.” And YES! It snows here! African snow!
We stayed in Maseru, which is part of the lowlands even though its over 1300m high. They have 3 world class shopping malls with ridiculously affordable designer items. They also have their clothing factories where they make clothes for some famous brands. The stores unfortunately close earlier than anywhere I’ve visited at …weekdays and ….weekends.
Lesotho’s main side attractions are in the highlands (which is about 4 hours by road from Maseru) They have the mountain skis, an ancient dinosaur playground, a lot of beautiful streams.
Similarities I noticed between Lesotho and United Kingdom are right hand driving, brick houses and the government system (they have a monarch who is the head of state and a Prime minister)
In conclusion, this country is an ideal adventure travel destination, I’m looking forward to returning soon… xoxo
Hope you enjoyed the pictures.