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General Information

The official languages of Lesotho are Sesotho, English.

The national currency of Lesotho is Lesotho loti , South African rand (LSL).

1 LSL equals  .
equals  LSL.

Location

Lesotho

The distance from to Lesotho is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Lesotho. Exercise normal precautions in Lesotho. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

Dial 123 to call the police in Lesotho.

LGBT

Consensual same-sex sexual relations between men are criminalized in Lesotho, although the U.S. Embassy is not aware of any recent arrests or prosecutions. There is no explicit prohibition of consensual same-sex sexual relations between women.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Lesotho should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Lesotho:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
  • Yellow Fever
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Lesotho to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Lesotho differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Lesotho, the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type M
Weather

The temperature difference between Lesotho and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Light rain on Monday and Friday.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Sat March 21 48–77°F  /  9–25°C 53% 2%
Sun March 22 48–76°F  /  9–25°C 59% 28%
Mon March 23 52–71°F  /  11–21°C 74% 69%
Tue March 24 51–76°F  /  10–24°C 66% 6%
Wed March 25 52–78°F  /  11–26°C 52% 5%
Thu March 26 50–77°F  /  10–25°C 32% 2%
Fri March 27 46–71°F  /  8–22°C 70% 74%
Sat March 28 47–73°F  /  8–23°C 68% 26%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:13 am and sets at 06:18 pm. This equates to 12.1 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Lesotho, it is in . When the sun sets in Lesotho, it is in .

Taxi

Sorry, we do not have any information on taxi prices in Lesotho.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Lesotho.

The minimum driving age is 18.

Left-hand traffic, keep to the left side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 12.00 LSL in Lesotho.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 65.33 LSL.

The legal drinking age in Lesotho is 18. This is also the minimum age to purchase alcohol.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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