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Eco-friendly travel guide to Lesotho advises how to be a responsible tourist. Learn how to travel in a sustainable way and how to respect the local people and culture. Make your trip green by supporting locally owned hotels, organic restaurants and other businesses. Read more on how to protect the environment by making conscientious choices and how to travel green in Lesotho, Africa.


  • Air quality: 3.7 / 5
  • Bus connections: 3.6 / 5
  • Train connections: 3.1 / 5
  • Hitchhiking: 3.7 / 5
  • National parks: 4.3 / 5
  • Outdoor activities: 4.0 / 5
  • Locals' English level: 3.9 / 5
  • Safety: 3.2 / 5
  • Accommodation: US$35 - $187
  • Budget per day: US$50 - $321

Responsible Travel

Lesotho is a country located in Southern Africa with its capital being Maseru. It is one of the most underdeveloped countries in the world. The government itself is overwhelmed s they need to work in many sectors in the country but they only have very little resources. International organizations such as the World Bank and the United Nations have come in to try and pump more resources into various important sectors in the country to try and improve the infrastructure and the lives of people here. When you travel to Lesotho, you are advised to travel within the country in the most responsible and environmentally friendly way where possible. You are also encouraged to interact with the locals here to get to understand more about the country. Some of the most responsible ways in which you can observe while in Lesotho are:

o Using water appropriately. Lesotho usually has episodes of water shortages during some seasons. The government has tried to build several dams in the country to always conserve water when possible. When we use water sparingly here in Lesotho, we are doing good to both the locals here and the environment here. You are also advised to be taking showers instead of baths as this will go a long way in conserving water here in the country.

o Using public transport to move around the city. The government in conjunction with international organizations has come together to try and improve the various roads here in the country. The capital, Maseru has many improved roads within its streets and the development has also spread to other parts of the country. The roads have reached the headquarters of the provinces here in the country and are slowly spreading to other parts of the country. This has in turn encouraged bus companies to bring in their services to the country. When we use public transport to travel, not only are we reducing the time spent in jam congestions but also doing good to the environment. When there are few vehicles on the road, this means that little exhaust emissions are being released to the environment thus reducing air pollution in the country. When we travel using public transport, we get to interact with locals more.

o Contribute to the local economy. The local artists here in the country are trying so hard to lift the crafts industry which has been dormant for a long time here in the country. You will be doing a great favor to them when you buy the handicrafts and souvenirs being sold in various stores and museums in various parts of the country. In doing this, you will be improving the living standards of the artists and craftsmen by promoting the local economy in the country. You are advised to buy directly from the local markets so that the money goes directly to the local economy.

o Reside in environmentally-conscious residences. There are many hotels and accommodation facilities here in Lesotho. Most of them are concentrated in the capital, Maseru. While seeking residence here in Lesotho, you are advised to look for hotels, apartments, and other residential premises the uphold conservation measures. You can also contribute funds to the various initiatives for several residential premises going green. This will boost their resources and morale to pursue this initiative.


Air Quality and Pollution

The air quality in Lesotho has continued to improve over the years. The government lacks advanced technologies to handle air pollution in the country brought about by waste and also by mining activities. Solid waste has also polluted the surrounding environment and also the rivers in the country. During mining, huge amounts of soli are usually scooped out and during this process, the dust produced is usually carried by the winds to neighboring villages and towns. This soil may also be carried by surface run-off into nearby water sources thus causing siltation. Waste is usually produced in schools and villages. Due to dumping sites being located far from these situations, the people here have resorted to dumping waste in undesignated points. As they are not disposed of properly, they are often carried by surface run-off water to nearby rivers thus polluting these water sources. Most of these waste are usually non-biodegradable thus when left on the soil they tend to pollute it thus reducing its fertility.


Respect the Culture

Music in Lesotho has always had a traditional influence on it. Some of the most re-known traditional musical instruments that were used are the setolo-tolo, lekolulo (a flute), and thomo ( a stringed instrument). Tradition has had a great impact on music in the country even to the national anthem, "Lesotho Fatše La Bo-ntata Rona", which translates to "Lesotho, Land of Our Fore-Fathers". In terms of housing, traditional structures known as mokhoro were constructed. The raw materials were large stones which were then cemented together to form the walls and the roofs were thatched grass. Locals have been using iron sheets as roofing in recent times. Traditional clothing in the country has always been wool blankets and is usually worn all season round. Women and men each have their unique way of downing these blankets.


Top 10 Places to Visit

• Maletsunyane Falls. This waterfall measures 192 meters in height. It is situated in Semonkong town in Lesotho. This waterfall is located on the Maletsunyane River. At the bottom of the falls, the falling water creates some sort of echo which locals here believe to be sounds of people who are believed to have drowned in these falls.

• Thaba Bosiu Cultural Village. Here, you will get to enjoy the services of a restaurant, an amphitheater, and a museum on-site. At the museum here, you will be able to learn about the history of the area here and its people. From here, you may choose to scale the Thaba Bosiu Mountain, believed to be the resting place of King Moshoeshoe I. You will be able to enjoy tasty delicacies from the restaurant here and also both hot and cold drinks. The entrance here is fitted with a wheelchair ramp and there is free Wi-Fi throughout the entire property.

• The Katse Dam. This dam is found along the Malibamat'so River in Lesotho. It is considered to be the second-largest double-curvature arch dam on the continent. It forms part of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. It is also being drained into by the Bokong River in the west flank of this dam. This dam was designed by Ninham Shand, a civil engineer from South Africa. It rises to a height of 185 meters and is made of concrete.

• Lion head. As the name suggests, this peak is shaped like the head of a lion. It is located in Maseru, the capital of Lesotho. You are advised that the best place you can get to enjoy the view of this mountain is past Leqele High School.

• Thaba Bosiu. This plateau covers a total area of 2 kilometers square and rises to 1804 meters in height. It is situated in the middle between the Caledon River and the Orange River in the Maseru district. It comprises six passes and eight springs. The main pass here is known as the Khubelu pass with the other passes being Mokachane, Ramaseli, Rahebe, Makara, and Maebeng. San rock art is located here. The UN and the national government here came together and set up initiatives aimed at the preservation of this plateau. It has conference facilities, a cultural village, and accommodation facilities.

• The Maloti Mountains. These mountain ranges usually stretch up to a distance of 100 kilometers. It is part of the Drakensburg ranges in South Africa. Ti influenced the name given to the currency here in the country, Loti. It usually stretches from the Butha-Buthe district in Lesotho to the Free State province in South Africa. It comprises a plateau that rises to a height of 3,400 meters above sea level. These mountains usually form high mountains with deep valleys between the peaks. There is usually snow at the peaks here during the winter season.

• The Kome Caves. These cave houses are located in the Berea district and are usually constructed using mud. The people living here are believed to belong to the lineage of the first people who settled and built here. It is considered a National Heritage site. The Basia clan is believed to be the original inhabitants of this place. These dwellings were built as a hideout from several Basotho people who had opted to cannibalism when a severe drought struck the country during the 18th century. The name here belonged to the first family believed to have lived here.

• The Moteng pass. It is located in the Maloti Mountains in Lesotho. It rises to a height of 2820 meters. This pass is the link between Mokhotlong and Butha-Buthe towns. During the winter season, a lot of snow is usually experienced here. This pass stretches to a distance of 7.9 kilometers. You are advised to drive carefully when arriving at the last stage of this pass during winter as there will be slippery patches of ice here during this season.

• The Bokong Nature Reserve. It is the source of two rivers here in the country, the Lepaqoa and Bokong Rivers. The wetlands here have alpine vegetation with the grasslands and rock patches becoming common hunting grounds for the Vaal buck. It is also home to the Lepaqoa Waterfalls which usually freezes during the winter season. You will be able to see the majestic Lepaqoa Valley from here. The management here usually arranges for rental hoses services here. There are several campgrounds here where campers can enjoy themselves. Hiking tours are also arranged here.

• Katse Botanical Gardens. Is located in Katse village in Lesotho. These gardens were built to conserve the nearby Katse Dam and also to protect the surrounding flora in the area, especially medicinal plants. There is also a seed bank here in these gardens. It is believed to be the highest botanical garden in southern Africa.


Explore

Lesotho is located in the southern part of the continent. There are many things that you can do when you are in this country. You may choose to visit some of the top attraction sites here in the country include Thaba Bosiu, the Katse Botanical Gardens, and the Maloti Mountains where you can get to appreciate these sites and make memories while you are here. You can then visit some of the museums in the country including the Morija Museum & Archives, where you can get to learn about the culture here. You can then get the chance to quench your thirst for local cuisines at the various restaurants in the country including the Piripiri and PRIMI restaurants here in the country. You can then finish by residing in some of the best hotels and apartments here in the country.


City Parks

• Makoanyane Square. Is located in Maseru, the capital of Lesotho. Here, you will be able to find the war memorial that celebrates close to 951 soldiers who died during World War II. It has a crocodile monument which is the emblem of the country.


National Parks

• Sehlabathebe National Park. This beautiful park located in Lesotho has beautiful rock arts and ancient stone huts. You will be able to engage in hiking activities when you visit this place. The roads here are well paved with the friendliness and professionalism of the staff being a plus. You will also be able to see various wild animals here. The prices offered here are usually very reasonable.


Beaches

Lesotho is a landlocked country thus it has no beaches.


Landmarks

• Thabana Ntlenyana. This name translates to mean "Beautiful little mountain" here in Lesotho. It is believed to be the highest mountain in the whole of southern Africa. It is located on the Mohlesi Ridge of the Maloti Mountains. It measures 3,482 meters above sea level. One can scale this peak from the Sani Top Chalet or from the Vergelegen Nature Reserve.


Museums

• Morija Museum & Archives. This museum is situated in Morija village in Maseru, the capital of Lesotho. It was first commissioned in 1956 then was fully furnished in 1989. This museum is usually home to the culture and traditions of Morija. It is a place where you will get to learn and enjoy the beautiful cultures of this place. Traditional artifacts that can be found here include Lifaqane artifacts, Basotho crafts, and Boer War memorabilia. Documents dating back to the 17th century can also be found in the exhibit section here. Cultural events are usually held here.


Eat

• The Regal Restaurant. This is an Indian eatery located in Maseru, the capital of Lesotho. You will be able to enjoy amazing views of the garden here. The food here is quite pricy but you will not be disappointed as you will get the value for your money. The staff here is usually friendly and they offer fast and reliable service. It is usually open from Monday to Saturday between 10 am to 9:30 pm while it is closed on Sundays. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +266 2231 3930.

• Piripiri Restaurant. This Portuguese restaurant is located along Orpen Road in Maseru, Lesotho. The interior décor of this restaurant creates that warm ambiance. You will be able to enjoy amazing delicacies here such as butternut squash, trout, mashed potatoes, and Piripiri baby chicken. It is usually open from Monday to Saturday between 8 am to 5 pm while it is closed on Sundays. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +266 2231 5892.

• Café What? This restaurant is located along Moshoeshoe Road in Maseru, the capital of Lesotho. Both the interior and exterior décor of this place is very amazing. The tasty delicacies sold here are a plus. On weekends, you will be able to enjoy good music from the DJ. It is usually open all through the week from 8 am to 2 am. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +266 2232 6838.

• PRIMI. This restaurant is situated in Maseru mall, Maseru. The ambiance generated here is quite warm and is a very nice place to hang out with your family and friends. They have a menu that has both vegan and non-vegan options. The delicacies found here are amazing. Be prepared to spend money here as the prices are quite high. It is the only restaurant in Maseru where you can get gluten-free pasta or pizza. It is usually open all through the week from 9 am to 5 pm. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +266 5250 5205.

• No. 7. This restaurant is located along Mabekebeke Street in Maseru, the capital of Lesotho. The ambiance created here is quite amazing. The staff here is friendly and very helpful to customers. You will be able to enjoy amazing food here close to a beautiful rose garden. There are quiz nights here where you get a chance to participate. It is usually open all through the week from 7 am to 10 pm. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +266 2832 0707.

• Cappello. This restaurant is situated in Maseru Mall in Maseru. It is more suitable for those who prefer to eat in groups. The food sold here is quite amazing and the prices here are very reasonable. There is a bar on-site where you can enjoy a wide selection of wines and beers. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +266 2232 5498.


Drink

• Carmer's Public Bar. This bar is located in Maseru, the capital of Lesotho. The ambiance created here is quite amazing and you get to relax on the comfy chairs available while you drink a cold beer as it is the only drink offered here. It is also suited for those who prefer to drink in groups as seating arrangements are available. It is usually open all through the week from 10 am to 12 am. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +266 5683 7596.

• Twisters. This bar is located in Maseru, the capital of Lesotho. It is most suited for those who prefer to eat in groups as adequate seating arrangement is available here. There is a wide selection of beers and wines to choose from. It is usually open all through the week from 10 am to 11 pm.

• Black Box Pub & Grill. This restaurant is located in Butha Buthe, Lesotho. They have a wide selection of beers. The ambiance created here is usually relaxing. It is also suited for those who prefer to eat in groups. It is usually open for 24 hours. • Italian Public Bar. This Italian bar is located in Quthing, Lesotho. Here, you will find a wide selection of beers and wines. There is enough room for those who prefer to drink in groups. It is usually open all through the week from 7 am to 12 am. You will be able to contact the management here using this number, +266 5098 5377.

• Naleli Centre Public Bar. This bar is located along Naleli-Sekamaneng Road in Foso, Lesotho. You will have the option of choosing between beers and wines here. It is usually open all through the week from 10 am to12 am. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +266 5894 9287.


Tap-water

Most of the faucet water here in the country is safe for drinking. Locals here usually drink faucet water while here in the country. If you do not trust the purity levels of the tap water here in the country, please do buy bottled water but observe high standards of hygiene as some of the vendors here who sell bottled water do not adhere to high standards of cleanliness. You may also purify the faucet water with purification tablets before drinking it.


Activities

Lesotho is located in the southern part of the continent. There are many things that you can do when you are in this country. You may choose to visit some of the top attraction sites here in the country include Thaba Bosiu, the Katse Botanical Gardens, and the Maloti Mountains where you can get to appreciate these sites and make memories while you are here. You can then visit some of the museums in the country including the Morija Museum & Archives, where you can get to learn about the culture here. You can then get the chance to quench your thirst for local cuisines at the various restaurants in the country including the Piripiri and PRIMI restaurants here in the country. You can then finish by residing in some of the best hotels and apartments here in the country.


Accommodation

• Maluti Stay Lodge. This lodge is located in Ramabanta, Lesotho. The amenities that you will get to enjoy here include a free internet connection, a shared lounge, a bar, and a beautiful garden. The rooms here are fitted with a patio, a work desk, and a well-equipped personal bathroom. Guests here will also be able to enjoy majestic views of the river flowing by. Guests here will be able to enjoy a continental breakfast every day. Guests can engage in hiking tours here arranged by the management. Points of interest that are close to this place include Moshoeshoe International Airport which is 33 kilometers from this property.

• Motebong Lodge. At this lodge, guests will get to enjoy amazing views of the lake nearby. Amenities that you will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi and ample parking. The rooms here are fairly large with a fully equipped kitchen with a bar and restaurant on site being a plus. Guests here will be entitled to a complimentary breakfast every day. The roads here favor cycling. Points of interest that are close to this property include the Katse Dam which is located 48 kilometers away while the Nkaobee pass is located 39 kilometers away.

• Molengoane Lodge. This lodge is situated in Roma, Maseru. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi, a restaurant, barbecue facilities, a children's playground, and a bar. There is round the clock reception service with ample parking available here being a plus. The rooms here are fairly large and are fitted with a flat-screen TV and a fully equipped personal bathroom. Guests here will be able to enjoy a free continental breakfast. Activities that one can get to enjoy while here include snorkeling, cycling, or hiking. Guests here will be able to enjoy a paid shuttle service. Points of interest that are close to this lodge include the Rock paintings which are 90 meters from this establishment, Bushmans Pass Viewpoint which is 10 km away and the Moshoeshoe International which is 23 kilometers away.


Green Hotels

• Mpilo Boutique Hotel. This hotel is situated in Maseru. Guests here will be able to enjoy a shared lounge, a restaurant, a bar, and ample parking here at this property. You will be able to enjoy round the clock reception services, room service, and shuttle services. The rooms here are fairly large and are fitted with a wardrobe, a work desk, a flat-screen TV, and a personal bathroom. Guests here will be able to enjoy a continental breakfast. Both cycling tours and car hire services are available here. Points of interest that are close to this hotel include the Alliance Francaise French School and the Basotho Hat Tourist. Moshoeshoe International Airport is 19 kilometers from this property.

• Mountain View Hotel. This hotel is situated in Leribe, Lesotho. Guests here will be able to enjoy a shared lounge, a restaurant, a bar, and ample parking. Amenities that you will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool, and barbeque facilities. You will be entitled to a continental breakfast here every day. Points of interest close to this property include the St Luke's Catholic Mission which is located 19 kilometers from this place, the Ionia Cherry Farm which is 42 kilometers away and the Moshoeshoe International Airport which is 81 kilometers away.

• Afriski Mountain Resort. This restaurant is located next to the Maluti Mountains. It is the only ski resort in the country. The rooms here are very spacious and are fitted with a satellite TV, tea-and-coffee-making facilities, and a fully equipped personal bathroom. A complimentary breakfast is usually offered to the guests here every morning. Guests here will be able to enjoy various activities offered here including snowboarding, cycling, hiking, skiing, and 4x4 trails. You can rent the necessary equipment here at this hotel. There is a ski school on site. Points of interest close to this property include the Ficksburg Border Post which is 124 kilometers away and Maseru city which is 205 kilometers away.

• Hotel Mount Maluti. This hotel is located in Mohales Hoek, Lesotho. Guests here can enjoy free Wi-Fi with the bar and garden on-site being a plus. Ample parking is available here at this property. The rooms here are fairly spacious and are come with a flat-screen TV, electric blankets, and an electric kettle. The rooms also have a personal en-suite bathroom. Various activities are usually arranged by the management here including hiking.

• City Stay. This hotel in the capital, Maseru. You will be able to enjoy mountain views in the background. There is free Wi-Fi at this property with ample parking available being a plus. The rooms here are fitted with a flat-screen TV, air conditioners, a microwave, and a fully equipped personal bathroom. A buffet breakfast is usually available every day here at this hotel. Activities that can be carried out here include hiking and cycling. Points of interest located close to this property include the Pioneer Mall which is located 3.7 kilometers away and Our Lady of Victories Cathedral which is 2.2 kilometers away.


Hostels and Guest Houses

• Horizon View Guest House. This guest house is situated in Foso, Lesotho. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi, barbecue facilities, and a garden. There is a family room which comes with a kitchen and a personal bathroom. Air conditioners are available in all rooms. All guests here are entitled to a continental breakfast every morning.

• Mants'ebo Guest House Mokhotlong. This guest house is located in Mokhotlong, Lesotho. Guests will be able to enjoy the beautiful garden here with private parking also available at an extra charge. All units have an electric kettle., a flat-screen TV, and air conditioners. Guests will get to enjoy breakfast buffets here every day.

• Phokeng guest house. This guest house is located in Molefis, Lesotho. It has a garden and a bar on-site. All units here are fitted with a flat-screen TV, a fridge, a wardrobe, and a personal bathroom. Guests will get to enjoy a complimentary breakfast every day. The point of interest that is close to this property is Clarens which is located 33 kilometers away.

• The Clan Guest House. This guest house is located in Maseru, the capital of Lesotho. Guests here will get to enjoy an outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant, a bar, and ample parking here. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the complex. The rooms here are fairly large and are fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, an electric kettle, a work desk, air conditioners, a hairdryer, and a shower. You will be able to enjoy a complimentary breakfast every day. Points of interest close to this property include Our Lady of Victories Cathedral which is 6 kilometers away and Maseru Mall is which is 10 kilometers away.


Apartments

• K4 Bed and Breakfast. It is situated in Tikoe, Maseru. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include a shared TV area, an outdoor swimming pool, and a garden. Guests here will be able to enjoy breakfast buffets every day. The point of interest close to this property is the Moshoeshoe International Airport which is 12 kilometers away.

• Casa Tumi Thatched Cottages. Is located in Maseru, the capital city of Lesotho. Guests here will get to enjoy a beautiful garden and free ample parking here at this property. Each unit has a bedroom and a bathroom, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a patio.

• My Kasi Home. This apartment is located in Maseru, the capital city of Lesotho. There are a bar and ample parking at this property. The rooms here are fairly large and are come with a flat-screen TV. Guests will get to enjoy either an English or Irish breakfast every day. Points of interest that are close to this property include the Basotho Hat Tourist Information, Our Lady of Victories Cathedral, and New tourist info center.


Couchsurfing

Lesotho is one of the most beautiful countries in Africa. Locals here are usually friendly and willing to accommodate visitors who will be coming to tour the country. You can communicate with potential hosts here and plan here how you are going to meet.


Camping

Camping in Lesotho usually has its ups and downs. On the bright side, most of the campsites here in Lesotho are usually very beautiful and you can relax and enjoy yourself peacefully here. You will get a chance to hang around with fellow campers who include locals and also tourists from many nationalities. It is a great opportunity to interact and have fun together. Some of the campsites here in Lesotho include:

o Sani Tops Backpackers Campsite

o Raubex LHDA Camp which is located in Butha-Buthe, Lesotho


Regions

There are ten provinces here in Lesotho. They are:

o Berea with its headquarters being Teyateyaneng

o Butha-Buthe with its headquarters being Butha-Buthe

o Leribe with its headquarters being Hlotse

o Mafeteng with its headquarters being Mafeteng

o Maseru with its headquarters being Maseru

o Mohale's Hoek with its headquarters being Mohale's Hoek

o Mokhotlong with its headquarters being Mokhotlong

o Qacha's Nek with its headquarters being Qacha's Nek

o Quthing with its headquarters being Quthing

o Thaba-Tseka with its headquarters being Thaba-Tseka


Cities

There are eleven cities in Burkina Faso. They are:

o Maseru

o Teyateyaneng

o Mafeteng

o Hlotse

o Mohale's Hoek

o Maputsoe

o Qacha's Nek

o Quthing

o Butha-Buthe

o Mokhotlong

o Thaba-Tseka


Getting There and Moving Around

Lesotho is a landlocked country thus the only modes of transport you can use to access the country and also within the cities and towns in the country are by air, by rad, and by rail only. By air, you can land in the country through the Moshoeshoe I International Airport. There are also other airports within the country most of which are domestic airports. You can also use the various road networks that access the country through various border towns. You can also use the only railway line in the country to move around various towns within Lesotho.


Air

Lesotho has a total of 28 airports within its borders. The only international airport in the country is the Moshoeshoe I International Airport. The runway for this airport is 3,200 meters long as is paved all through to the end. There are only two more airports in the country that have paved runways.


Bus

Lesotho has a total of 1,087 kilometers of paved roads within its borders. Most of these roads are usually those that head to the province headquarters. The government, together with international organizations has been putting in efforts to improve the road networks in the country. Buses are now plying routes from the capital to other district headquarters where the roads have been improved. Some even go to destinations where the roads have not been paved.


Train

There exists only one railway line in Lesotho. It starts from Maseru and runs all the way to the Bloemfontein–Bethlehem line in the railway network of South Africa. It crosses the Mohokare River at the border to South Africa.


Hitchhiking

Most of the population here in Lesotho does not own cars. This is due to the poverty levels and also the poor state of roads. Those who own cars here are very friendly and will be willing to offer you a ride if they happen to be en-route to your destination. Most of the motorists here are usually chatty thus you can get to engage in enjoyable talks with them as you head towards your destination. Some are even kind enough that if your destination is not far from where they are headed, they will offer to take you directly to your stop.


Others

Lesotho is a landlocked country thus can only be accessed by air, by road, or by rail.


Sustainable Shopping

The fashion industry in Lesotho has not really picked up to reach the international stage. The local designers here are making concerted efforts to change this. Both local and foreign creative designers are starting to come into the country to introduce zero waste fashion in the country. Most of the people here still embrace traditional attires and these creative designers are trying their best to introduce these eco-friendly clothes to the communities here. The raw materials to be used are usually sought from other nations and are usually friendly to the environment.


Recycling

Lesotho is a country in Southern Africa with Maseru being its capital. The national government has been making strides to ensure that recycling in the capital and even the whole country at large is done with ease. Solid waste has always been a problem in the country and Maseru City Council (MCC), has been putting measures to install proper waste disposal systems where the recyclable and non-recyclable waste will be dumped. They are trying to build recycling centers close to places with a high population to ease the transport of the waste from these areas.


Waste

Solid waste has always been a menace here in Lesotho despite the government putting up measures to counter this scourge. They have been working hand-in-hand with both local governments and the communities to try and address this issue. Plastics, glass, and cans usually comprise most of the solid waste here in the country. Villages and schools are believed to be the most generators of this solid waste in the country.


Work and Study Abroad

Expatriates have noticed the potential of the growing cities in Lesotho to become business hubs not only in the country but also in the region, they keep introducing new business ideas in the capital and other cities and nature these businesses to establish them in the region. The UN has also set up offices here in the country to facilitate its operation in the country and the region. These offices are:

• World Food Programme Lesotho. Is located along 11 United Nations Road, Maseru, the capital city of Lesotho. It is usually open from Monday to Friday between 8 am to 5 pm while it is closed over the weekends.


Exchange Student

Lesotho has been making strides to ensure that the various institutions of higher learning are equipped with the best resources to be able to acquit its students with the best skills and knowledge they need. Both local and international students are enrolling in the university here in the country to further their education and conduct their research.

• The National University of Lesotho. Is located in Roma, Lesotho. The surrounding valleys here have rugged mountains which completes the amazing landscape here. The leadership of the university here is under the senate. This university is located 34 kilometers from Maseru.


Au Pair

With a majority of the population here in the country living below the poverty line, many job seekers are resorting to nanny jobs in cities around the country, especially the capital. A bigger percentage of the population that belongs in the high social class in the country usually live in the capital thus, many locals usually come to the capital in search of these jobs. Some have even gone ahead to apply for nanny jobs in countries in Europe and the Middle East. Do not feel undermined if you will be applying for this job as a foreigner as you might just find the perfect employer here. You are advised to enroll in sites offering domestic jobs in Lesotho where you can link with potential employers legally.


Volunteering

Lesotho is one of the countries in southern Africa. It is usually characterized by rugged mountain ranges which comprise most of the landscape found here in the country. The UN has identified Lesotho as one of the least developed countries in the world. Research has shown that close to 58% of the total population here in Lesotho is living below the poverty line. Most of the locals here in the country only depend on agriculture as a source of income. Good agricultural land is hard to come by in Lesotho with only 10% of the total land in the country being suitable for agriculture. This has resulted in locals here not maintain a high number of crop yields thus making most of them to languish in poverty. Famine has usually wreaked havoc in the country. Both the UN and other volunteering organizations have been trying to harness resources to come to the aid of the locals here and are calling out to volunteers as many as possible to come in and be part of this mission. With or without skills or experience, you are being urged to come and help in whatever capacity you can. The locals here really depend on international aid and any volunteering assistance will go a long way in making this mission a success.


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