Lesotho, a high-altitude, landlocked kingdom encircled by South Africa, is crisscrossed by a network of rivers and mountain ranges including the 3,482m-high peak of Thabana Ntlenyana. Lesotho is well known for it's breathtaking scenery which includes snow-capped mountain ranges during the winter. The Sehlabathebe National Park, in the Maloti Mountains, is at the heart of the country and boasts rich plant, animal and bird life. If you're lucky, you'll spot the rare bearded vulture. But, there is real poverty in Namibia and you will soon realize that you are far richer and more fortunate than most local people you meet. You will probably attract your fair share of souvenir hawkers and beggars, but try and take the time to meet ordinary people going about their day to day business too. The experience will be worth it. Don't be afraid to step out of your house, just take some precautions
Average temperatures in Lesotho vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year.
PROGRAMS IN LESOTHO
Date of commencement - all year round!
Duration of program - 2 weeks to 1 year! You can join us anytime.
Age - 15 years and above
Program location/language - Maseru (Sesotho) Mafeteng(Sesotho) Berea(Sesotho)
Official language - English
Visa - Visa/vaccines required
Currency - Lesotho loti/SA rands
Accommodation - Host families / Volunteers homes. You share room with no family member
Food - local food / Vegetarian
Sight seeing - Free weekend sight seeing
Airport pick up - We pick you up at the airport
Family volunteering enables families with children to join volunteer projects. This way they they can share the volunteer experience and help the community or the environment together with their loved ones by their side. Volunteering is the act of dedicating time to a project that is focused on improving the circumstances of a community or the environment.
STAESA’s combo volunteering program allows you to explore so many countries in Africa while impacting lives and immersing oneself in the unique culture of Africa. You as individual or with your family or with your friends can choose to volunteer in more than two countries and still pay very less program fees. Together with our volunteers we design the program.
My Gap year
STAESA’s Gap year volunteer program is a semester or full year academics break while pursuing experiential learning that equips you with valuable life skills and encourages personal development . This program enables you to discover yourself and consider what kind of education or carrier you want to pursue, while having a positive impact on the people you meet.
STAESA’s group volunteering involves activity as a group, whether with friends, family, colleagues. acquaintances or companies. Our program involves a specific new project with a set time frame, or with our ongoing commitment. At the end of the program you will build upon your personal relationship with people, networking, brainstorming. getting things done.