5 Days Cultural and Scenic Lesotho Tour

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 Basotho land became the Republic of Lesotho and remained within the British Commonwealth.

Highlights

  • City tour
  • Thabo Bosiu national monument
  • Educational Capital of Lesotho
  • Dinosaur footprints, Bokong Nature Reserve and Katse Dam

10 Days Tanzania Wildebeest

Detailed Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival in Maseru Lesotho


Arrive in the Capital Maseru before lunchtime where you will be met by your guide. You will be transferred to your lodge as you get an orientation of the country and a safari briefing as it is our tradition at Wilderness Explorers Africa.

Lunch: not Applicable

Overnight: Avani Lesotho Hotel and Casino

Activity: Relaxation and safari briefing

Day 2: Drive to Thaba Bosiu


After morning breakfast you will take a city tour of Maseru before driving to 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 center.

The very comfortably appointed chalets in which you will be accommodated 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.

Lunch: Thaba Bosiu Cultural Village

Overnight: Thaba Bosiu Cultural Village

Activity: city tour of Maseru and Tour the Thaba Bosiu national monument

Day 3: 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.

Lunch: Thaba Bosiu Cultural Village

Overnight: Thaba Bosiu Cultural Village

Activity: Tour the Thaba Bosiu national monument

Day 4: Visit the Educational Capital of Lesotho founded by Catholic missionaries


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.

Lunch: Semonkong lodge – a place of smoke

Overnight: Semonkong lodge – a place of smoke

Activity: Educational Capital of Lesotho, Maletsunyane Falls.

Day 5: Drive back to Maseru capital for your flight


You will bid farewell to the lodge and drive to Maseru for your outbound flight.

Lunch: Maseru

Overnight: Not applicable

Activity: Not Applicable

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
  • Guide
  • Transport
  • Entrance fees
  • Airport transfers

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


  • international flights
  • Travel and Medical insurance
  • Tipping
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Items of personal use

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    When to book the safari package?


    This safari package can be booked any time of the year but for big holidays like Christmas may be an advance booking is required.

    Best Time to Travel to Lesotho for a Safari


    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 80s. 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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