Explore this high-mountain kingdom alongside women garbed in traditional wool blankets and local horsemen on a five-day, 44-mile route from Malealea. You’ll overnight in simple village huts made of cow dung, mud, and thatch and explore the relic-laden Echo Caves and well-kept subsistence gardens en route to four villages. Hear a local Basotho choir (supported by a band playing homemade instruments) and see well-preserved and rarely seen, 27,000-year-old Bushmen rock art, which highlight spiritually important eland antelopes. Round off your trip with a visit to a sangoma (traditional healer) who will interpret your health and well-being by tossing and reading ancient animal bones.
Guide Malealea Lodge & Pony Trek Centre (from $240; malealea.co.ls)