Surface area : 30355.0 km2
Population : 2125262 inhabitants
Craft shops offer a variety of items including the famous straw knitted cone-shaped hat that has become the country's emblem. There are also brightly coloured carpets and tapestries made of wool and mohair; items made of gold, silver and ebony; jewels; pottery and copper chess games. Shop opening hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 17:00 am and on Saturday 8:00 am to 13:00 am.
There is international cuisine in the capital, which is home to several French, Chinese and Italian restaurants. However, a lot of the food here is from South Africa and freshwater fish is abundant throughout the country. The local beer is excellent and luxury establishments here offer a wide variety of alcoholic drinks and wines.
If you wish to camp close to a village, or take pictures, politely seek the village Chief's authorisation (which is generally easy to do).
Do not miss pony trekking; the ponies tread very smoothly over steep ridges and they're very docile and gentle, even with the worst riders!