COMMUNITY TOURISM AND NATIONAL PARKS IN THE REST OF LESOTHO
Since the closure of the National Park lodge, our Sehlabathebe tours stay at a small Basotho run lodge, Mabotle Lodge situated in the nearby Sehlabathebe village or a village homestay in nearby Thamathu village. We are one of very few tour operators bringing tourists to this beautiful part of Lesotho and providing the benefits of tourism to both the Park (through entrance fees and horse-riding)and the neighbouring communities (through accommodation and meals).
Our Roof of Africa tours spend the first night at No. 10 Riverside. We spend two nights in Ts’ehlanyane National Park as well as visiting the Reserves at Bokong and Liphofung. These all need a growth in visitor numbers in order to justify their existence in the face of a constant push for land for housing and grazing! The 4 day tours also spent a night at the Basotho family homestay Ha Mamohase near Butha Buthe.
Our new Classic Lesotho tour is not focused on Community Tourism, but we try and use community tourism services wherever possible as we traverse the country.
Between March 2006 and March 2016, our other longer tours have provided an income to National Parks and other local service providers of R195 019.
- COMMUNITY TOURISM AT SANI TOP (Day tours and longer tours) (click here)
- COMMUNITY TOURISM IN THE MATSAOING DISTRICT (Village Experience tours) (click here)
- COMMUNITY TOURISM AROUND MOLUMONG (PonyTrekking tours) (click here)
- Look at our exciting new relationship with the Khomani Bushman Community of the Northern Cape Province Our rock art guided hikes are now contributing to the well-being of Bushmen today!
COMMUNITY TOURISM AND THE KHOMANI BUSHMAN COMMUNITY (Click here)