4 Day Highlights of Lesotho from Underberg

The mountain kingdom of Lesotho is out-of-this-world for its sheer mountain beauty. Combine that with its unique culture where the people have combined the 21st approach to certain day-to-day activities whilst holding onto their culturally unique way-of-life and it blends into an amazing experience. Our guests are often visiting Lesotho whilst on holiday in South Africa. We have perfected a 3-day tour that incorporates many of the top things to do in Lesotho, despite being on a time budget.

Highlights

  • Underberg (Town, South Africa)
  • Semonkong (Lesotho)
  • Sani Pass (Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa)

10 Days Tanzania Wildebeest

Detailed Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival in Durban South Africa


Upon arrival in Durban, you will be transferred to the lodge for relaxation and a safari briefing

Lunch:

Overnight:

Activities:

Day 2: Depart south Africa for Leribe Lesotho


Departing Durban, we travel through the KZN Midlands towards Sani Pass. We travel up the Pass into Lesotho, looking forward to a day filled with culture, history, and amazing scenery. Cultural Immersion – a visit to a local Basotho village. The roof of Africa Route – spectacular views from the top of Africa! Bushman Paintings – interesting history into the nomadic Bushmen.

Lunch: packed Lunch

OvernightBird Haven

Activities: spectacular views from the top of Africa

Day 3: Drive from Leribe to Semonkong


After breakfast, we backtrack slightly to visit a riverbed close to our accommodation to view evidence of prehistoric life forms. If the river is in flood these ancient footprints are hidden but usually, the water levels are low enough to look at the Dinosaur Footprints. We leave the main road to Maseru and travel to the Kome Caves, home to modern cave-dwellers. These caves were originally inhabited by clans escaping the Lifqane wars and cannibalism. We make our way to Thaba Bosiu along the back roads which go through many rural villages. Thaba Bosiu is a cultural center of utmost importance to Lesotho and its history; we then drive into the capital city Maseru for lunch. This gives one a good understanding of modern-day city life in Lesotho. Mid-afternoon we head back into the highlands of Lesotho going through the Mantsa Pass to the highland town of Semonkong. Depending on weather and water levels enjoy a lovely sunset over the Maletsunyane falls before checking into Semonkong.

Lunch: Semonkong

OvernightSemonkong Lodge

Activities: Thaba Bosiu is a cultural center, the Dinosaur Footprints

Day 4: Semonkong to Underberg


After breakfast, we either hike to or take a 4×4 drive to the Maletsunyane Falls. The weather determines whether we drive or hike. Depart the Lesotho Highlands via passes that enter South Africa at Qacha’s Nek. We snake our way through the last remote villages of Lesotho. We cross the Senqu River again – which we first saw on Day 1 and then follow it along the Senqu River valleys toward the border town of Qachas Nek. Once back in South Africa we travel through to the small town of Matatiele. From Matatiele we skirt alongside the Drakensberg mountains and return to Underberg along scenic back roads, returning usually around 15:00-16:00.

Lunch: packed Lunch

Overnight: Not Applicable (but can be arranged at extra cost)

Activities: Maletsunyane Falls

End of tour


Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.

Detailed Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi


Our representative will meet you at the airport and transferred you to Serena Hotel, the lodge provides serenity, world-class spa services, and cuisines fit for a king or queen for your overnight.

Meals: Not included

Lodge option: Nairobi Serena hotel

Activities: Not included

Day 2: Option 1-Fly to Masai mara


The morning, you will be picked up and transferred to Wilson airport for a 45-minute flight to the Masai Mara Serena Safari Lodge.

Day 2: Option 2-Driving to Masai mara


Road transfers are suitable for those who want cheap Masai Mara safari packages. Also, road Kenya safaris allow you to see more of our country at your pace. They offer you the true, Out of Africa safari experience.

The road trip from Nairobi to Masai Mara takes 6 hours with two stops. One at The Great Rift Valley viewpoint and a second one at Narok for lunch.

Plans upon arrival.

Flying clients

Clients that fly will take on a game drive immediately upon arrival before heading to the lodge for Lunch and later embark on an evening game drive.

Driving clients

Clients that drive will arrive later in the day and take a short game drive in the evening.

Meal plan: En route for driving clients and the Lodge for flying clients

Lodge option: Mara Sarova lodge

Activities: Evening Game drive.

Day 3: Full day game drives in Masai Mara


Depart the lodge in a 4X4 safari jeep at 6:45 am in the morning after a cup of freshly brewed coffee or chai (Kenyan tea). For a full day game drive to boost your chances of witnessing the wildebeest migration and return to the lodge at around 4 pm to enjoy the pool

Meal plan: Packed Lunch

Overnight: Mara Sarova lodge

Day 4: Hot air balloon safari and visit the Masai village in the Afternoon


After your morning coffee, you will head out on a morning hot air balloon to witness the wonders of the wild and enjoy a luxurious breakfast after you will transfer to the lodge for refreshment and later you will drive to the Narok side of Masai mara and enjoy a different experience of wildlife.

Meal plan: Packed Lunch

Overnight: Mara Serena hotel

Activities: Hot air balloon, game drive.

Day 5: Walking safari in the morning and visit Masai village


With your guide embark on a morning game drive to see the abundant wildlife in the open plains of the Masai mara and later return to the lodge for relaxation and a swim before visiting the Masai village for something different to experience

Meal plan: Hot Lunch at the lodge

Overnight: Mara Serena lodge

Activities: Game drive and Masai village.

Day 6: Fly or Drive from Masai Mara to Nairobi


The Kenya migration safari has ended and it’s time to head back to Nairobi. Having been airlifted, you may want to take the road on the return trip to see other parts of Kenya up-close.

You will be back; we know that. And we look forward to hosting you again.
Karibu Tena (welcome again).

End of tour


Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.

What’s included


  • Accommodation
  • Transportation
  • Entrance
  • Guide

What’s excluded in the 6 Days Kenya Wildebeest Migration Safari


  • International flights
  • travel and medical insurance
  • tips
  • personal items and laundry

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    Best Time to Travel to Lesotho


    The best season for Lesotho travel is generally in the transitional periods. In winter, it is sunny during the day, but the cold (dropping to 5°F) makes many visitors wary. In summer, it is warm, with temperatures up to the high 80’s. The temperature differences between day and night are, however, very pronounced, which frequently results in thunderstorms. The weather is especially pleasant in April and May.

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