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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  • Simon and team at Intrepid Expeditions made our safari adventure to Tanzania incredible, elegant, easy and unforgettable! We recommend them highly and will eagerly use their services again.

    We were a family of five (three teenage kids) travelling to Tanzania in August 2021, during COVID. Despite all challenges associated with COVID, testing, constantly changing rules and regulations, and all the myriad of logistics...Simon and team came through!

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    Gary Weinhouse
    8/27/2021

    My wife and I used Intrepid Expeditions for our honeymoon and we can't say enough good things about Simon and the team! What immediately struck us was how knowledgeable and helpful they were. This was our first time going to Africa, and they helped us put together the right safari that worked with our budget. Even when COVID hit, the team gave us constant updates for our trip, and allowed... read more

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    Craig Strauss
    7/26/2021

    Simon at Intrepid Expeditions was absolutely a gem to work with - he took care of all the arrangements and every schedule change that came along. Clear communication before, during and even after the trip. The trip was everything I hoped for because Simon took the time to find out who I was and what I wanted. I can't speak more highly of his efforts and the trip... read more

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    Lisa Henne
    7/20/2021

    We had the most incredible time! South Africa was such a great choice. We fell in love with the country and can’t wait to return.

    The safari experience at Sabi Sands was definitely a highlight. It was so surreal to be so close to these animals in the wild. We also didn’t realize we would be offroading to find the animals. We learned that Sabi sands allows that and...
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    Alexa Abril
    4/06/2020
  • I loved my experience in Africa arranged by intrepid expeditions. I had very specific requirements for my trip to Africa and this company was able to meet all my demands. Specifically, I wanted an interactive trip rather than a tourist experience and they made it as personal as possible while catering to my specific needs. I definitely would take another trip through them.

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    Joyce Garber
    2/26/2020

    I loved my experience in Africa arranged by intrepid expeditions. I had very specific requirements for my trip to Africa and this company was able to meet all my demands. Specifically, I wanted an interactive trip rather than a tourist experience and they made it as personal as possible while catering to my specific needs. I definitely would take another trip through them.

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    2/26/2020

    Top notch. Simon and his team are phenomenal at their jobs, and put together an epic safari for my wife and I to celebrate our honeymoon. They worked with our agenda, made great recommendations, and helped us coordinate travel throughout the whole trip. Fantastic service and team.

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    Gavin Anstey
    2/04/2020

    Top notch. Simon and his team are phenomenal at their jobs, and put together an epic safari for my wife and I to celebrate our honeymoon. They worked with our agenda, made great recommendations, and helped us coordinate travel throughout the whole trip. Fantastic service and team.

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