Thuto Moutloatsi

From a young age Thuto had the privilege of enjoying the superb wildlife areas of Botswana as his father was involved in tourism and conservation. This led to a childhood love of the secrets of the wild.

Thuto started to hone his natural bush skills and passion for the wilderness through hiking, walking trails and horse riding while he was at school in the foothills of the majestic Drakensberg Mountains in neighbouring South Africa.

After school, he did a travel and tourism course, undertook volunteer work at Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve and then returned to Botswana, where he began his guiding career at Khama Rhino Sanctuary. He soon moved to Wilderness Safaris to guide within the Linyanti Concession where he remained for four years.

With an insatiable interest in the different ecosystems of Botswana, Thuto joined the growing Explorations team in 2006. This enhanced his natural sense for guiding and he developed his personable rapport with guests. He quickly became an integral member of the team and is now frequently requested by both tour operators and repeat guests from all over the world.

In 2014, Thuto was voted by America’s OUTSIDE magazine as one “seven best adventure guides on the planet” in its annual Travel Awards. He enjoys all aspects of the bush from walking to astronomy. He is a keen photographer and conducts photographic trips throughout southern Africa sharing his knowledge and passion for photography with his guests. He ensures his guests will get the best vantage point for photography and freely shares information on the more technical aspects of photography. Thuto loves cooking meals in the bush, from “breakfast-on-a-spade” to dinner under the African sky.

Thuto lives life to its fullest and his larger than life personality will ensure that a safari with him never has a dull moment. Going on safari with Thuto will leave your mind reeling from the experience. Chances are good that you will return home having acquired a great deal of knowledge of the wild as well as a new friend.

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  • My husband and I recently returned from a thrilling trip to Africa. This trip fulfilled a life long desire to see wild animals in their natural habitat. It truly exceeded my expectations. Simon Gluckman of Intrepid Expeditions listened to our requests and planned a fabulous 13 day adventure. We traveled to four different camps. Not only did we see many animals we also visited a village, ... read more

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    Mary Clement
    10/17/2019

    Hey Simon,

    So sorry it's been so long to get in touch.

    We're still beaming from the trip! We can't say thank you enough for the incredible tour you organized. It was 5 star from the moment we opened the conversation with you. You and your team took so much care to get the details right and it was felt every exhilarating bump of the 4X4 track through the desert! The accommodations...
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    Ryan Flynn
    6/05/2019

    I have recently returned from a safari adventure put together by Simon Gluckman and Intrepid Expeditions and could not recommend him or his company more highly. The arrangements, accommodations and even the animals totally exceeded my expectations. Simon took the time to learn about our interests, desires and budget and put together an itinerary that not only delivered but was almost flawlessly executed. When one minor... read more

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    Neil G
    5/21/2019

    We were in expert hands with Andre at Intrepid Expeditions in planning a Nairobi Explorer and Masai Mara Safari and customizing it to fit seamlessly with our group’s other commitments in Nairobi. Andre was knowledgeable of the experience he was designing and extremely attentive to detail. He inspired confidence in the care and diligence he demonstrated with each conversation and exchange. Transports, hotel, lunch destinations and excursions... read more

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    Katherine McG
    11/19/2018
  • This was absolutely the most complete and well run excursion ever. Saw everything (except Rino), tour guides were excellent and expert and most accommodating. Camp was great, food the best and great staff!
    Wonderful four, full days. Highly recommend!

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    Frederic Clifford
    10/04/2018

    We've just returned from two glorious weeks in Uganda and Rwanda. Simon Gluckman made our trip planning process fun and easy. We were looking forward to Gorilla trekking, and in "exploring" the region. Simon has significant expertise in Africa, and after carefully listening to our ideas, he came up with many wonderful suggestions.

    We experienced a Chimp Habituation Trek in the Kibale Forest National Park, game viewing by boat...
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    Jaye P
    8/17/2018

    I can’t begin to decide what made my 50th birthday trip, organized by Intrepid Expeditions, our best trip ever. Could it be the personal service? From the very beginning, Simon made sure he knew what we wanted and our expectations. He narrowed down each area we wanted to visit with three suggestions of lodging and let me research and pick. All spot on suggestions and we could not have been... read more

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    Mari Campbell
    7/18/2018

    Best. Vacation. Ever!

    My family started planning a trip to Africa with Simon (Gluckman) and Jack (Kenner) last summer. Simon helped us tailor our trip such that we found the perfect balance between safety for my pre-teen kids while truly experiencing Africa’s incredible tapestry of nature and culture. There were numerous times along the way that I called Simon and questioned...
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    Adam Shirley
    6/21/2018

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