Go Volunteer Africa through our GVA Holidays & Safaris organizes special authentic Lesotho experience tour for independent travelers and groups. By booking a Lesotho authentic experience tour with us, you are seizing an opportunity to explore the country and you can even do a combined trip with us by joining our volunteer work in Lesotho.
Although you can join our Lesotho volunteer program all year round, we run a three special trips to Lesotho in April, September and December. We can also design a customized Lesotho experience tour for you. All our Lesotho tours and safaris are run in accordance with GVA’s branding and ethos: affordable fees, experienced guides, and most importantly an adventure that will stick with you for life.
TOUR AND SAFARI DATES:
- LAET 1: April 7 Days
- LAET 2: Sept 14 Days
- LAET 3: December 21 Days
OUR GUIDES AND GROUP LEADERS:
All group and independent tours and trips are led by experienced guides that know the destinations and are passionate about what they do. We also strongly believe in value, and our costs are unbeatable. Lesotho Authentic Experience Tour (LAET) is a unique experience within a myriad of memorable experiences in Africa.
LESOTHO AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE TOUR:
The magical mountain kingdom of Lesotho is one of Africa’s most intriguing and rewarding off-the-beaten-track gems. A land of intoxicating heights and exciting extremes, it is set entirely above 1,388 metres, the highest low point of any country in the world, while the 3,482-metre summit of Thabana Ntlenyana stands as Africa’s loftiest peak south of Kilimanjaro.
Visit Lesotho on this authentic experience tour, a kingdom packed with gorgeous mountains and unique culture and discover how this tiny country earned its title as Africa’s “Kingdom in the Sky”. Lesotho is located in Southern Africa, and because of its high altitude is also known as the Kingdom in the Sky.
Uniformly mountainous, Lesotho is known for its breathtaking highland vistas. Golden sandstone cliffs, towering basaltic peaks and bizarre rock sculptures overlook undulating Afroalpine meadows swathed in clumped grass, tussocked heather and colourful spring wildflowers. Spectacular waterfalls plunge into gaping canyons snaked through by crystal-clear rivers. From Spring through to Autumn, days are bathed in sunshine and ideal for hiking and pony trekking, but the midwinter months of June to August often bring heavy snowfalls and sub-zero temperatures that transform the waterfalls into beautiful icy sculptures.
This is the only one country in the world that is entirely located above 1000m above sea level. Because of its location, Lesotho provides a wide range of activities that can be performed in nature: fishing, hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, and even skiing. Lesotho is surrounded by South Africa and can be very interesting tourist destination.
The mountains of Lesotho are a thrilling adventure playground for hikers, horse-riders, 4×4 enthusiasts and other outdoor lovers. For adrenaline junkies, activities include skiing, mountain biking, canoeing and the world’s highest commercial abseil. Archaeological and historic highlights include dinosaur footprints dating back more than 200 million years, atmospheric rock overhangs adorned with mysterious centuries-old rock art, and a host of 19th-century landmarks associated with King Moshoeshoe I and various early missionaries.
As mentioned earlier, Lesotho holds the pride of being the only country elevated entirely above 1000m in the whole world. Therefore, it is renowned as the ‘Kingdom in the sky.‘ It is full of towering mountains and sky-scraping peaks. Undoubtedly, it is ideal for anyone who craves for a timeless adventure.
Go Volunteer Africa gives you an opportunity to explore amazing diversity and rich cultural history of Lesotho on this memory adventure authentic experience tour. Lesotho is a rustic yet scenic country nestled in the middle of South Africa. You will experience the gem of the hilly villages, the ambiance of richly decorated raging waterfalls and wide and clear rivers.
You will experience and explore the Basotho people’s unique hospitality and an eternally sunny climate; it is in the topographical extremes of the Lesotho Mountains that adventure travelers and nature lovers find Lesotho’s appeal.
Maletsunyane Falls holds the Guinness World Record for the highest commercial abseil point in the world. The spectacular 204m drop attracts daredevils from around the world. This is adventure travel at its best. You cannot visit Lesotho and miss Maletsunyane Falls, whether you are seeking an adrenaline rush or just to admire this natural wonder.
Once the capital of Lesotho, Thaba Bosiu mountain is both a natural attraction and one of the most important historical sites in Lesotho. The 120m high plateau is where King Moeshoeshoe the First established his rule of the Kingdom of Lesotho in the early 19th century. It is also where he and his predecessors rest peacefully today.
The plateau formed a natural fortress, a place to gather the Basotho people during times of danger or extended sieges. Climb the mountain from the Thaba Bosiu cultural village and you will see the remains of the king’s mountaintop dwellings. This is where the story of Lesotho’s past is told.
The Katse Dam, high in the Maluti Mountains was constructed as part of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. It is the second largest dam in Africa. The Mohale Dam, at 145m it is the second-largest in Lesotho and the highest concrete-faced rock-filled dam in Africa. An entire mountain was crushed to build this dam.
Participants will not miss the Kome Cave, a fascinating village of cave dwellings carved underneath towering rocks. Past generations of Basotho fled to these caves to hide from cannibals who inhabited the area. Descendants of the original people who built the caves still live there, much as their forefathers did almost two centuries ago.
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