Here’s something you don’t see often: A snowboarding video that features lions, giraffes, and hippos in the wild. Sound a bit strange? Yes, until you learn that the video originated from Africa. Then again, snowboarding in Africa? Who knew?
A short travel documentary called “Africa Bamboardin!: A Snowboard Journey to the Land of Lions” gives a pretty good overview of what snowboarding and skiing are like at a ski resort called AFRiSKi in Lesotho, a small kingdom surrounded by its only neighbor, the country of South Africa. The video was posted by Snowboarder magazine. Make sure you reach the end of the documentary to see the wildlife, along with a bit of local culture and a plug for World Vision, which helps the people of Lesotho: