The main reason for tourists to visit Lesotho is to take advantage of its incredible outdoor activities. The country abounds with opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to get to grips with the beautiful countryside, in a variety of fun and exciting ways. The most popular activities are pony trekking and hiking, where - as you climb the foothills of the surrounding mountains - you are rewarded with glimpses into traditional Basotho village-life, and views of accreting mountain peaks on the horizon. Other outdoor and adventure activities in Lesotho include fishing, birding, abseiling, skiing - and even paragliding and hang-gliding. Another great thing to do in Lesotho is to take a themed 'Dinosaur Trail' hike: Lesotho is full of evidence of prehistoric life, dating back 200 million years. These activities are well organised and professionally run, and very easy to take part in - just make enquiries at any up-market hotel or tourist centre in Maseru.