Bokong Nature Reserve
Bokong Nature Reserve is located in the Lesotho Highlands Area, which is adorned with some of the most outstanding natural assets our Kingdom of Lesotho has to offer. These treasures are protected under several statutes including the National Environment Act, No. 10 of 2008, which is based on the principles that every person in Lesotho has a right to a clean and healthy environment and that sustainable development is founded on the sound management of the environment.
The Lesotho National Vision 2020 which presents a broad perspective framework for the Government of Lesotho, states that the Basotho people should share the common goal of being a unified nation that cherishes the norms and values that enhance a sense of belonging, identity, and pride in every Mosotho. As a nation we are proud of the beautiful country we live in and want to keep it that way.
As the Medium-Term Implementation Strategy for the National Vision 2020 and the National Strategic Development Plan (NSDP) 2018-2023 provides clear indications of Government’s commitment to the protection of the Nation’s natural and socio-cultural heritage (both tangible and intangible) and its desire to fully utilise such resources through tourism to advance socio-economic development. The Reserve is well positioned to take advantage of current and emerging tourism markets.
The Ministry of Tourism, Environment, and Culture and the Lesotho Northern Parks Management are dedicated to safeguarding, promoting, conserving, and sharing the country’s rich natural and socio-cultural heritage with all citizens and the world. This Integrated Management Plan for Bokong Nature Reserve presents a collective Vision for the Reserve and guidance on how to pursue these tasks and roles.