Visiting Maseru, Lesotho
After departing Livingstone, it was off to Maseru, the capital city of Lesotho! This was another short layover, but we still managed to pack a lot of great visits into our trip! When we arrived, we checked in at the Avani hotel, where we enjoyed a delicious dinner at the Market restaurant, and prepped for our explorations the next day.
Nestled in a picturesque spot between mountains and tropical gardens, The Avani hotel is a modern and stylish property, just a short distance from many of the Maseru’s top attractions. The hotel room was spacious and comfortable with all the amenities we could need, including free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, and a minibar. The staff at the hotel were friendly and welcoming, and always happy to help with any questions or requests that we had.
For our day in Maseru, we decided that the most efficient way to explore the city would be with the help of a local taxi driver. We found a driver who spoke English and was happy to take us around to see the sites on our list. We decided that we wanted to do a bit of shopping here, so first up was a stop at the Maseru Mall, a popular shopping destination with a wide range of stores and restaurants. Next on our list was the Royal Palace, which is the official residence of the King of Lesotho. Although visitors are not allowed inside the palace, the exterior is impressive and in our opinion, well worth seeing!
After the Royal Palace we headed to the Thaba Bosiu Cultural Village, which is located about 25km east of Maseru. This village is an important historical site and is home to a museum that tells the story of the Basotho people and their struggle for independence. The village also features traditional Basotho huts and a beautiful natural landscape that was perfect for our afternoon of hiking and exploring.
Overall, our stay in Maseru was an unforgettable experience. The Avani hotel was the perfect base from which to explore the city, and the Market restaurant served up an excellent dinner. With the help of a local taxi driver, we were able to see all the top sites in Maseru and learn more about the culture and history of Lesotho. We would highly recommend Maseru to anyone looking to learn a little bit more about Lesotho!
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