Lesotho

SHORT INFORMATION

Currency of Lesotho

Loti (LSL) = 100 lisente. Notes are in denominations of LSL200, 100, 50, 20 and 10. Coins are in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2 and 1 lisente. The plural of 'loti' is 'maloti' and the singular of 'lisente' is 'sente'. The South African Rand is accepted as legal currency on a par with the Loti (Rand R1 = 100 cents).

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Culture of Lesotho

Most of the villages are located up in the mountains and very well structured around the river valleys. The houses of the villagers are called kraals and are divided into four separate structures.

SHORT INFORMATION

Lesotho Health Care and Vaccinations

Comprehensive travel and medical insurance is recommended. Medical facilities in Lesotho are limited and there is no ambulance service. Treatments for some cases may require transfer to a South African hospital; good facilities are available in Blomfontein, 145km (90 miles) west of Maseru.