Maseru - Post Report Question and Answers

What is your home city/country? How long is the trip to post from there, with what connections? How easy/difficult is it to travel to this city/country?

I'm originally from Oregon and to get to and from Africa to the west coast of the United States is always challenging, this was no different. Long flights without the best connections. - Aug 2020

Washington, DC. The trip to post is 19 hours, but depending on connection to Maseru you often have to overnight in Johannesburg, which extends the trip even further. - May 2016

Washington, DC. Can fly Delta from Atlanta GA to Johannesburg, South Africa, which is an excruciating 15-16 hour flight, plus 45 minutes to Maseru's tiny airport, only 3 flights/day. We did the Atlanta trip twice, and flew through Europe with a stopover twice (Paris or Amsterdam are good choices). I preferred flying through Europe, even though it meant more travel days. - Aug 2015

From Washington, DC, it is an 18 hour flight to Johannesburg and then after a forced overnight there, a 45 min flight to either Maseru or Bloemfontein, South Africa (1.5 hrs by car from Maseru). Flying into Bloem is more reliable, particularly in the rainy season, as Maseru has no radar at the airport and planes cannot land if it's too cloudy. - Jun 2010

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