GO TO LESOTHO AS A TOURIST
One way to promote contact and exchange between people of Lesotho and Denmark could be to motivate more Danes to travel to Lesotho to discover the beautiful country and it’s people.
At the vision meeting in September we decided that DLN would like to support people/members who want to organise trips for tourists to Lesotho.
If you want to organise a Lesotho-trip for a group of people, you are very welcome to approach the DLN board for advice and good ideas.
We can try to link you to a tour operator with membership of Rejsegarantifonden, which will be preferable for a group tour. We can also advice you on some practical issues regarding travelling to Lesotho, such as infrastructure, health, hygiene, crime, food, water, culture. We can give you some tips on what to see and what to do in Lesotho. We can advice you on accommodation and transport. If you are a group and want to see the project supported by DLN, we can link you to the partner organisation in Lesotho and help you to organise a visit to the project.
Why go to Lesotho?
Lesotho is a very interesting destination for many various reasons. The country has a pleasant climate with long and warm, not too hot, summers and short and cold winters. The landscape is beautiful with small and big mountains all over, rivers, lakes and charming villages in the valleys. The mountain areas are wonderful for trekking tours. The Basotho people are friendly and peaceful.
Since the country is a high altitude country with the lowest point at about 1500 meters above sea level, there are not many of the usual tropical diseases seen in Africa. There is no malaria etc. So far, not many tourists have discovered Lesotho, so you will get an unspoiled and natural impression of Lesotho and its people.
Lesotho is encircled by South Africa and can therefore very well be visited in combination with a tour to South Africa. DLN would especially like to support people who will take tourism to Lesotho in such a way that the local people in Lesotho will benefit from the visitors. That could be by using local accommodation and buying food from local people.