Lesotho rondavel hut
A traditional village on a main road north of the capital city, Maseru. The round huts are called 'rondavels'.
My horse 'Senda' is on the right. She was an incredible animal with nerves of steel -- negotiating stony hillsides, slick river boulders, and cliff trails only wide enough for one hoof at a time.
A lovely 13 year-old girl ran down from a hilltop as I drove a 4x4 dirt road toward the lodge. She giggled, mouth covered, when I showed her the photo on my camera.
Lesotho Village Mom with Baby
A mom working while her little one makes eyes at the camera -- in a tiny village of about 200 people called Ribaneng, a day's ride from Malealea lodge.
Ribaneng Lesotho Village Women with Corn for Pap
The ladies of a tiny village, Ribaneng, separating chaff from corn maize for the community grain stores.
Lesotho Village Women Sorting Corn
Ribaneng's women have eagle eyes when it comes to sorting out bad corn maize kernels, which are stored over winter in a community grain hut.
Lesotho Village View
Villagers in Ribaneng are so accustomed to the stunning landscape, they don't even seem to notice.
Lesotho public phone
Each village near a main road (not the villages I trekked to) had a public telephone hut.