Get to know your guide: Thuto Moutloatsi - Botswana Explorations

May 8, 2013 People of Wilderness
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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 continued 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 & Tourism course, undertook volunteer work at Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve and then returned to Botswana, beginning his career at Khama Rhino Sanctuary. He soon moved to Wilderness Safaris to guide within the Linyanti Concession,

With an insatiable interest in the differing ecosystems of Botswana, Thuto joined the growing Explorations team in 2006, enhancing his natural sense for guiding and 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.

Thuto has since become a keen photographer and leads photographic trips throughout southern Africa sharing his knowledge and passion for photography with his guests. Wildlife photography has become a big part of safaris and having a photographic guide like Thuto has added a lot of value on his safaris. Thuto has also entered wildlife photographic competitions and submitted photographs to various magazines throughout Africa.

He has recently had some images published in Bird and Birding, and he also got a 3rd place in the Botswana Wildlife Photography of the Year competition last year.

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