Lesotho What to Pack

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Lesotho What to Pack

  • Pack your thermals!

    For fear of sounding like your mother (I am someone's), I highly recommend that you do not venture into Lesotho without packing your thermal underwear!Regardless of season, Lesotho can get very cold - we were recently there in early January (midsummer) and got caught up in a major hailstorm, which dropped the temperature within minutes by 20¢ªC....

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  • Come equipped with a UV filter for high...

    I will prefix my comments by stating that I am not a photographer's backside and what I know about the technical side of taking pictures could be written on the back of a postage stamp with space to spare ...However, do yourself a favour and do not venture into a high altitude location such as Lesotho without some sort of UV filter for your...

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  • Warm Clothes

    An extra bag or two for all those Basotho blankets you will buy. Traipsing through Africa, I wanted to wear as little clothes as possible, despite the malaria and sun warnings because it was so damn hot. You likely will feel the same. That is until you reach Lesotho. Beginning in the fall, it can get very cold at night, snow can happen, and...

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  • Summer: Pack for extremes

    In summer, Lesotho weather tends to be schizophrenic, with hot days, showers, cold spells and wind all in one day. If you've been to the Hebrides, it reminds a bit of that sort of weather... on a good day. Shorts and t-shirts are OK most of the time, but be prepared for chilly or very chilly evenings. Umbrellas and raincoats should be kept at...

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  • Essentials

    As usual if you are hiking or pony trekking make sure your luggage is up to the trip Strong footwear, the terrain can be unforgiving. Pack for all weather conditions, Lesotho is a high country and can be subject to sudden changes of weather Sunscreen not just because it's sunny but because at altitude you will receive a higher dose of UV rays. A...

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  • Packing List

    Good hiking territory,nights can be NIPPY even in summer,be prepared !! UV in SOuthern Africa is HORRID,especially for those from Europe and North America,you need sun screen protection SPF25+ (repeat 25+)and of coursen lekker floppy HA

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    hiking gear useful Non Malaria wide and telephot lenses, for Panoramas and close up across hills and valleys Even summer evenings are cool

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