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Fresh off the trail and photographing elephants on foot! We've just returned from an epic trails safari which is something that is truly special for the real bush lovers out there. These are our tailored and unique superior quality walking trails which take us through the Timbavati, keeping things raw and all about a deeper experience with nature. Thanks @lowveld_trails_co and our enthusiastic guests who loved the elephant encounters on foot, close looks at tracks and signs, insects and plants, and sleeping in epic dome tents with a crackling campfire to see us into the night. These trails safaris are entirely personalised and offer a walk in the morning followed by game drive in the evening giving our guests the best of both worlds! ๐Ÿ“ท credit @grant.horley #southafrica #travel #bhstravel #timbavati #trailssafari #walkingsafari #elephant #safari #photographicsafari #travelsouthafrica #explore #bretthorleysafaris #lowveldtrails #camping #campingsafari #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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It's not until you've made the trek up into the Bwindi Forest where the endangered mountain gorillas roam that you realise just how much of a quality sighting you can get! Thanks to our guest Pat for sharing this clip of her incredible encounter with a family of gorillas, and particularly this silverback who brushed right passed her to feed on some leaves. This Ugandan primate safari experience is truly breathtaking and due to the responsible, strict tourism practice, the nature of these sightings are sublime. Pat says she felt the silverback's fur brush against her as he passed. Wow! #uganda #safari #travel #adventuretravel #overlandsafari #primatesafari #gorilla #gorillatrekking #chimpanzeesafari #pearlofafrica #footstepsthroughafrica #bhstravel #adventuresontheafricancontinent #kibaleforest #bwindiforest #traveluganda

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Another epic moment on safari captioned #BHSwishyouwerehere! Thanks for sharing your safari moment with some great branding at Phinda Rock Lodge @adammehtar ๐Ÿ‘Œ we love to see where our friends and colleagues travel with their #bretthorleysafaris peak caps! #southafrica #travel #bhstravel #phinda #phindarocklodge #kwazulunatal #lion #safari #photographicsafari #travelsouthafrica #explore #wildlifephotography #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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A quick look at a fuzzy, young puku and the rest of its herd out on the floodplains of South Luangwa. The wetlands of Zambia are prime habitat for these water-adapted antelope and are definitely special sightings of the region. #southluangwa #zambia #safari #puku #wildlife #antelope #visitzambia #zambiasafari #photographicsafari #privateguide #bretthorleysafaris #bhstravel #southernafrica #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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A boat cruise on the Nile River in Murchison Falls National Park is one of your best opportunities to see the rare shoebill; a prehistoric bird with a fast decreasing habitat, making it a difficult species to spot. And even if you scan the very river bank it is best known to live on, your chances of seeing one are far from guaranteed. But, the Nile is home to plenty of other bird, reptile, mammal, and amphinian species to keep you and your camera occupied! Our guests have just been on this very cruise in Uganda to wrap up their time spent in magnificent Murchison. Swipe left for a handful of what looked back at them from the water and the banks. Photos by @kevinmaclaughlin #murchisonfalls #murchisonfallsnationalpark #wildlife #river #uganda #nileriver #boatcruise #safari #pearlofafrica #traveluganda #bretthorleysafaris #bhstravel #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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Murchison Falls National Park has some of the most phenomenal scenery, somewhat like the Masai Mara with vast open plains dotted with trees and a fantastic population of wildlife. Our guests have just spent a couple of days exploring the grassy landscape and seeing plenty of elephant, Lichtenstein's hartebeest, buffalo, Rothschild giraffe, palmnut and Rรผppell's vulture, northern ground hornbill, the Uganda kob, defassa waterbuck, and so many more! The Nile River runs alongside the park and its banks are the rare habitat of the elusive shoebill. Will anyone spot one of these ridiculously prehistoric birds on their boat cruise? We hope so! #murchisonfalls #murchisonfallsnationalpark #wildlife #landscape #uganda #rothschildgiraffe #nileriver #safari #pearlofafrica #traveluganda #bretthorleysafaris #bhstravel #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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From one great ape to the next! Our most recent update from Uganda comes from the forest of Kibale where our guests are getting up close with our closest related species: the chimpanzee. This is yet another breath-taking safari experience that is part and parcel of a Uganda trip, and it looks like our group got very lucky indeed with this casual chimp relaxing very close by! Excellent sighting with @footstepsthroughafrica #kibale #kibaleforest #kibalenationalpark #chimp #chimpanzee #greatapes #Uganda #safari #pearlofafrica #traveluganda #chimptrekking #bretthorleysafaris #bhstravel #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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Up north in Uganda, our guests are exploring the crater lake, Lake Bunyonyi, which is considered to be the second deepest lake in Africa reaching 900m. This rock python seemed very at home in the leafy surroundings, while a massive 200 species of birds are known to live at the lake, including the grey crowned crane. A truly scenic spot to unwind and relax before getting stuck in to Uganda's true safari experience. #uganda #pearlofafrica #bretthorleysafaris #footstepsthroughafrica #bhstravel #travel #nature #adventure #explore #lakebunyonyi #traveluganda #ugandasafari #adventuresontheafricancontinent #primatesafari #rockpython #boatcruise

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Back in South Africa, Brett Horley Safaris guests are in the excellent hands of Vince Mathebula of Mathendlo Tours as they are whisked off through the baobab hills and fever tree forests to their accommodation at @returnafrica Pafuri Camp in the phenomenal Makuleke Concession in northern Kruger. Thanks to Mathendlo Tours for the superior service. We can't wait to find out what our guests see at Pafuri Camp - one of our favourites! #bretthorleysafaris #bhstravel #mathendlotours #southafrica #pafuricamp #makulekeconcession #makuleke #baobabtree #fevertreeforest #travel #transport #africantravel #krugernationalpark #pafuri #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, in all its untamed glory, is home to rustic mobile bush camps, exclusive safari villas, and luxury lodges, and over the years spent exploring this Greater Kruger territory at a variety of establishments, we've confidently put it high on our list of South African safari destinations. We've been surprised, awe-inspired, astonished, and moved by the wildlife experiences we've had in this reserve, and there is so much more to come! #nature #wildlife #timbavatinaturereserve #timbavati #big5 #wild #animals #travel #adventure #safari #greaterkruger #krugerpark #walkersrivercamp #bretthorleysafaris #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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A final instalment from our guest @michaelhenrey who shared some top shots with us after his Timbavati safari, and the subject matter happens to be a passion of ours! These captures portray the striking colours of a cardinal woodpecker, a hooded vulture preening while a white-backed vulture soars overhead, and a mixed flock of red-billed oxpeckers and ring-necked doves fighting for space on the skeletal remnants of a tree. #bretthorleysafaris #bhstravel #photography #vulture #woodpecker #africa #blackandwhite #birds #safari #timbavati #walkersrivercamp #greaterkrugerpark #southafrica #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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More from @michaelhenrey's digital reel: a statuesque pose struck by a white-backed vulture, keeping a keen eye on the surroundings and showing off a handsome collar of feathers and neatly tucked wings, appearing just like the undertaker, its namesake. #bretthorleysafaris #bhstravel #photography #vulture #whitebackedvulture #africa #blackandwhite #splash #safari #timbavati #walkersrivercamp #greaterkrugerpark #southafrica #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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Photography has a way of capturing a passing moment and giving us the opportunity to really look at it and admire the beauty in it we are sure to have missed as it flashed through in a matter of seconds. A freeze frame of movement for us to study and truly absorb, to remember in detail forever. Our recent guest @michaelhenrey took these photos of an elephant splashing around in a dam in the Timbavati Nature Reserve while on safari at Walkers River Camp and we are so pleased to be able to share them with you. Excellent shots, thanks for sharing Michael! #bretthorleysafaris #bhstravel #photography #elephant #africa #blackandwhite #splash #safari #timbavati #walkersrivercamp #greaterkrugerpark #southafrica #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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No ordinary giraffe: this is one of about only 1250 Rothschild giraffes in Uganda - which is 75% of the whole world's population. This three-horned individual was spotted with its herd in Murchison Falls National Park where herds upon herds of these tall, beautifully patterned mammals can be found on the vast rolling green hills. This is the tallest species of giraffe in the world, and it actually has five horns (two are located behind the ears and are less prominent). The Rothschild giraffe is also on the IUCN red list of endangered species, but measures are being taken by the Uganda Wildlife Authority to conserve and grow their population. Just this year the first baby Rothschild giraffe was born in Mburo National Park in western Uganda after a group of 15 were translocated here in 2015. . This was just one of the very special and magnificent sights we were treated to in the Pearl of Africa, and we can't promote this safari destination enough. Get in touch to find out about our 16-day safari itineraries in Uganda๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿ‘† . #murchisonfalls #uganda #rothschildgiraffe #endangeredspecies #pearlofafrica #ugandasafari #footstepsthroughafrica #giraffe #threehornedgiraffe #traveluganda #africa #bretthorleysafaris #conservation #adventure #explore #travel #nature #wildlife #safari #adventuresontheafricancontinent . Photo by @kevinmaclaughlin

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#BHSwishyouwerehere straight out of the Karoo where shimmering grasslands dance in the wind and vast horizons extend to meet the big blue above. This place is pure magic. It's in the silence, the smell, and the sights of this apparent desert. Where cheetahs, meerkats, ostriches, bat-eared foxes, blue cranes, and springbokke find their unique place in this country. Thanks for sharing your slice of South African paradise @stuartedmond073! #WB4L . #safari #southafrica #karoo #landscape #horizon #travelsouthafrica #bretthorleysafaris #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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15-Day Namibia overland safari in September 2018 and October 2019 - all inclusive adventure through the best bits of this enigmatic country! Click the link currently in our bio to see the day-to-day details of the itinerary. This is bound to be unforgettable! . Price: โ‚ฌ2095 per person . Highlights: Fish River Canyon, Namib Desert, Sossusvlei, Deadvlei, Sesriem Canyon, Swakopmund, Cape Cross seal colony, Spitzkoppe, Palmwag, Kamanjab Himba village, Damaraland, and Etosha National Park. . Price INCLUDES: All accommodation, meals (with exceptions noted in itinerary), park fees, standard activities. . Price EXCLUDES: International flights to and from Windhoek, optional pre- and post-tour accommodation in Windhoek, occasional meals (specified in itinerary), extra activities, drinks and snacks, laundry, guide and staff gratuities, airport transfers. . Tour conducted through NGO overland safari specialists @footstepsthroughafrica . #safari #overlandsafari #namibia #wildlife #etosha #fishrivercanyon #sossusvlei #deadvlei #namibdesert #damaraland #capecross #skeletoncoast #spitzkoppe #travelnamibia #footstepsthroughafrica #bretthorleysafaris #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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BHS in remote Mozambique thanks to our team member, Rosey, whose husband sent this pic of our cap being pontooned across the Limpopo River! #BHSwishyouwerehere #limpopo #travel #mozambique #pontoon #landcruiser #toyota #snorkel #river #africa #travelafrica #adventuresontheafricancontinent #bretthorleysafaris

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The Roots of Rhythm performance group from Nyani Cultural Village joined us on the plains of the Timbavati where our guests were seated at the golden sunset hour. A crackling fire, a glowing horizon, cold and tangy gin and tonics, and the earth vibrating beneath our feet; this is one way to absorb the essence of Africa. The song and dance of Limpopo tribal groups are full of history and tradition and the messages are delivered with power. This was such a special addition to our guests' safari experience. #bretthorleysafaris #bhstravel #rootsofrhythm #africandance #africa tradition #sunset #sundowners #timbavati #walkersrivercamp #greaterkrugerpark #southafrica #songanddance #drumbeat #safari #adventuresontheafricancontinent #rootsofrhythm #nyaniculturalvillage

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"Mana definitely the highlight. But the best part of it all was the people. Theyโ€™re so nice, and Zim has such great guides." - @andrewbriscoe Great friend of BHS, Andrew Briscoe, recently finished an outstanding safari in Zimbabwe where Hwange and Mana Pools offered up some of the best experiences, including this top lion sighting and elephants seen from a canoe on the Zambezi! Thanks for your feedback Andrew and for sharing these pics with us. Oh, and for throwing in a #BHSwishyouwerehere moment! Andrew stayed at Zambezi Expeditions in Mana Pools and Somalisa Camp in Hwange. #bretthorleysafaris #bhs #manapools #manapoolsnationalpark #zambezi #zimbabwe #Africa #elephant #nature #adventure #explore #safari #travel #traveltheworld #travelafrica #visitzimbabwe #zimbabwesafari #elephantsafari #adventuresontheafricancontinent #animals #wilderness #wildAfrica #somalisacamp #zambeziexpeditions #hwange

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Leopard sightings like this are rare and every one is breath-taking. One of Africa's most elusive predators, a favourite for guests, and surely one of nature's most beautiful creations! Mornings at Walkers River Camp this week have been epic with photographer @emgatland. #bretthorleysafaris #bhstravel #photography #leopard #africa #predators #bigcats #morning #safari #timbavati #walkersrivercamp #greaterkrugerpark #southafrica #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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Spectacular way to start the day yesterday at Walkers River Camp with @emgatland. And that's not all... check our Insta Story for what happened next! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ† #bretthorleysafaris #bhstravel #photography #elephant #africa #dustbath #morning #safari #timbavati #walkersrivercamp #greaterkrugerpark #southafrica #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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We love Roots of Rhythm! This performing group came out to meet us in the Timbavati where we were set up to enjoy sundowners in the open and their powerful voices and practiced dance moves depicted the traditional essence of Africa. The sunset was phenomenal and the fire danced along with the Roots! Such a special evening with good people. #bretthorleysafaris #bhstravel #rootsofrhythm #africandance #africa tradition #sunset #sundowners #timbavati #walkersrivercamp #greaterkrugerpark #southafrica #songanddance #drumbeat #safari #adventuresontheafricancontinent #rootsofrhythm

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Gosh I wish I was a kid on safari with @bretthorleysafaris ! The children were able to have so much fun on their private safari making these molds of tracks they found out on game drive. Can you guess who's tracks they are? #timbavati #safari #walkersrivercamp #krugerpark #greaterkruger #bretthorleysafaris #adventuresontheafricancontinent #travelsouthafrica #krugersafari #privatecatering #safarifood #safaricuisine #cookingoutdoors #mufasasprivatecatering #kidsonsafari #kidsactivities

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There is so much more to a Safari other than going on game drive and viewing the spectacular array of wildlife Africa has to offer. Food cooked over the open fire in a traditional boma setting while listening to the sounds of the night. Food, laughter and good company are some of the other vital additions needed to complete any Safari experience. #timbavati #safari #walkersrivercamp #krugerpark #greaterkruger #bretthorleysafaris #adventuresontheafricancontinent #travelsouthafrica #krugersafari #privatecatering #safarifood #safaricuisine #cookingoutdoors #mufasasprivatecatering @mufasasprivatecatering ๐Ÿ“ธ

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After a tough day on safari looking for animals one gets excited for a well deserved dinner. Cooking on an open fire allows @mufasasprivatecatering to make the guests ravenous before they even arrive by sending smoke signal smells swirling through the soft evening breeze. #guesswhatcooking #braai #timbavati #safari #walkersrivercamp #krugerpark #greaterkruger #bretthorleysafaris #adventuresontheafricancontinent #travelsouthafrica #krugersafari #privatecatering #safarifood #safaricuisine #cookingoutdoors #mufasasprivatecatering

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Sunday brunch table with a view! While on a private safari game drive times differ from the usual regimented schedule. Allowing guests to design the Safari around what is comfortable for them. On this particular Safari we have 4 young children making it more convenient for parents to stick to a routine. #privatesafari #makeitbespoke #imreadywhenyouare #familysafari #childfriendly #timbavati #safari #walkersrivercamp #krugerpark #greaterkruger #bretthorleysafaris #adventuresontheafricancontinent #travelsouthafrica #krugersafari #privatecatering #safarifood #safaricuisine #cookingoutdoors #mufasasprivatecatering #brunch #sundayvibes

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While on safari with my guests I enjoy waking up an hour beforehand to ensure that they have freshly baked muffins and the most essential safari item a RUSK to dunk in hot tea or coffee. @walkersrivercamp makes the experience that much more unique as it is situated on a river bed. Just this morning we spotted a hyena (potential #dadjoke ) and heard everything from hippo, leopard and buffalo. #howexcitingtobealive #timbavati #safari #walkersrivercamp #krugerpark #greaterkruger #bretthorleysafaris #adventuresontheafricancontinent #travelsouthafrica #krugersafari #privatecatering #safarifood #safaricuisine #cookingoutdoors #mufasasprivatecatering #dunkit #thespindsofafrica #earlymornings with @bretthorleysafaris

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One of the many luxuries while on safari is to be able to watch the sunrise every morning. On this particular morning the guests were gazing over the riverbed and spotted a hyena running along the opposite bank. Thank heavens @mufasasprivatecatering made sure the sighting was that much better by ensuring there was coffee and rusks at hand. #hyena #riverbedgameviewing #sometimesyoudontevenhavetoleavethelodge #timbavati #safari #walkersrivercamp #krugerpark #greaterkruger #bretthorleysafaris #adventuresontheafricancontinent #travelsouthafrica #krugersafari #privatecatering #safarifood #safaricuisine #cookingoutdoors #mufasasprivatecatering

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Don't forget when you go shopping to take a recyclable carrier bag with you. The less plastic we use as an individual makes a huge impact. #thinklocalactglobal #noplastic #timbavati #safari #walkersrivercamp #krugerpark #greaterkruger #bretthorleysafaris #adventuresontheafricancontinent #travelsouthafrica #krugersafari #privatecatering #safarifood #safaricuisine #cookingoutdoors #mufasasprivatecatering @mufasasprivatecatering can't wait to use my new @bretthorleysafaris sustainable bag.

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Victoria Falls from above, complete with rainbow! Who has done the Flight of Angels? We've just returned from this magnificent meeting point of Zimbabwe and Zambia, and the famous Falls were at their finest. High water levels meant the thundering water was more deafening than ever and the "smoke" rose up high above ground. Anyone walking along the view points on the Zimbabwean side would come out soaking wet. This view is nothing less than astonishing! Thank you for sharing your experience Saskia (Netherlands), Marion (Germany), and Martina (Switzerland). #zimbabwe #victoriafalls #waterfall #zambia #flightofangels #heliflip #helicopter #birdseyeview #aerial #rainbow #zambezi #zambeziriver #africa #travel #safari #explore #discoverzimbabwe #discoverzambia #worldheritagesite #naturalwondersoftheworld #footstepsthroughafrica #bretthorleysafaris #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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This time we're in Bahrain!! Sunny skies and swimming pools! Thank you to @essenceofbrittney for sharing, we love receiving these pics from our friends all over the world! #safari #bretthorleysafaris #adventuresontheafricancontinent #friends

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Double rainbows in Savuti just in time for sundowners with an excellent bunch of people who have survived camping in the rain and endless gin and tonics to keep the mosquitoes away (it doesn't work). Hard to believe it's almost time to say goodbye to this African adventure! #Botswana #Savuti #savutemarsh #rainbow #sundowners #footstepsthroughafrica #bretthorleysafaris #travel #nature #adventure #explore #lostinbots #travelbotswana #botswanasafari #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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Baby elephants are endlessly amusing and adorable to watch. This herd was surrounding us as they browsed and moved slowly through the bush, and we couldn't help but notice this littlest members of the herd hadn't quite got the use of their trunks up to scratch. What a special few days with these creatures. #Botswana #Savuti #savutemarsh #elephant #babyelephant #safari #gamedrive #footstepsthroughafrica #bretthorleysafaris #travel #nature #adventure #explore #lostinbots #travelbotswana #botswanasafari #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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Savuti has been a treat, offering us some up close and unforgettable sightings of lion and elephant, and this particular scene stands out as a highlight! The ritualistic vocalisations and teeth-bearing were on full display and it was just our two vehicles there to watch through the rain from under our canvas rooftops. Excellent! #Botswana #Savuti #savutemarsh #dusk #rain #lions #matinglions #wildlife #safari #footstepsthroughafrica #bretthorleysafaris #travel #nature #adventure #explore #lostinbots #travelbotswana #botswanasafari #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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Sundowners in Savuti! We've just hit Kasane after 5 days in Moremi and Savuti, camping wild in the exclusive Boga campsites with @footstepsthroughafrica. Some rain brought the most beautiful rainbows to put hippo-viewing sunset drinks right to the top of the charts, and of course we were spoilt with when it came to game viewing. #Botswana #Savuti #savutemarsh #rainbow #sundowners #footstepsthroughafrica #bretthorleysafaris #travel #nature #adventure #explore #lostinbots #travelbotswana #botswanasafari #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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Highlight of a sighting: mating lions at dusk in Savuti! This was a first for many of our guests and even for those who have seen this before were reminded of just how great it is to be so close to these incredible animals. How lucky can you get!? #Botswana #savuti #savutemarsh #lion #matinglions #footstepsthroughafrica #bretthorleysafaris #travel #nature #adventure #explore #lostinbots #travelbotswana #botswanasafari #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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4 Nights - 2 in Khwai and 2 in Savuti - and we are reeling from an epic experience on the wild side! It rained on our tents and we're still smiling because the sheer beauty of this wilderness is something so special. We saw an array of wildlife, saw a number of majestic sunsets, and became professional rainbow photographers while being serenaded by honking hippos! Unforgettable experience with an unforgettable group of 14. We're looking forward to a Chobe River boat cruise tomorrow morning and then Victoria Falls! #Botswana #moremigamereserve #moremi #elephant #savuti #footstepsthroughafrica #bretthorleysafaris #travel #nature #adventure #explore #lostinbots #travelbotswana #botswanasafari #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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We're touching down in civilisation at the fantastic Thebe River Safaris in Kasane after 5 superb days in the Botswana bush giving us a chance t9 share a couple of magic moments with you. This ellie sighting happened before we had even entered the Moremi park gates showing just how wild and free Botswana is. What a warm up! #Botswana #moremigamereserve #moremi #elephant #babyelephant #footstepsthroughafrica #bretthorleysafaris #travel #nature #adventure #explore #lostinbots #travelbotswana #botswanasafari #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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Making a toothbrush out of the red star apple bush while out on a walking safari in the Okavango Delta. Guide Jo from @footstepsthroughafrica shows our guests how it's done! These excellent walks are entirely unique and during the low water season (now) at Delta Camp the morning and afternoon walks are the main activity. We enjoyed short mokoro cruises to get to Chief's Island where we spent a few hours exploring the landscape. #Botswana #okavangodelta #deltacamp #footstepsthroughafrica #bretthorleysafaris #travel #nature #adventure #explore #lostinbots #travelbotswana #botswanasafari #adventuresontheafricancontinent #walkingsafari

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What an incredible couple of days in the Okavango Delta where our days were spent on walking safaris, mokoro cruises, and relaxing at the lodge watching elephant, hippo and a resident territorial red lechwe. Fish eagles sang our morning anthem and lions and hyenas lulled us to sleep. Delta Camp was amazing and we're sad to say goodbye, but next up we will be heading to Moremi and Savuti ๐Ÿ‘Œ #Botswana #okavangodelta #deltaair #deltacamp #footstepsthroughafrica #bretthorleysafaris #travel #nature #adventure #explore #lostinbots #travelbotswana #botswanasafari #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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What a ride! 3 Nights at Delta Camp were phenomenal - walking safaris, mokoro cruises, elephants and hippo in front of the lodge. Topped off with sublime comfort and excellent food, making this a beautiful bit of luxury before we enter the national parks for more camping fun! Thanks for having us @lodgesofbotswana Delta Camp! #okavangodelta #deltacamp #Botswana #deltaair #footstepsthroughafrica #bretthorleysafaris #travel #nature #adventure #explore #lostinbots #travelbotswana #botswanasafari #adventuresontheafricancontinent #mokoro #sunset

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Off to @lodgesofbotswana Delta Camp! This is one of the most exciting legs of the tour as we fly in little 7-seater planes with Delta Air to a private airstrip in the eastern Okavango Delta where we will spend 3 blissful days sandwiched between Chief's Island and Moremi Game Reserve. Catch you on the flip side! #maun #maunairport #Botswana #okavangodelta #deltaair #deltacamp #footstepsthroughafrica #bretthorleysafaris #travel #nature #adventure #explore #lostinbots #travelbotswana #botswanasafari #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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Back in beloved Botswana! What a good feeling to see these sunsets again and stop to watch elephants on the highway. What a treat to be here with @footstepsthroughafrica and @bretthorleysafaris and my loved ones. Missing a few special people, but thrilled to be on Botswana soil again! #Makgadikgadipans #Botswana #planetbaobab #sunset #sundowners #bushwalk #footstepsthroughafrica #bretthorleysafaris #travel #nature #adventure #explore #lostinbots #travelbotswana #botswanasafari #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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An elephant on the highway? Exactly. Botswana is wild and rich in wildlife, especially elephants, and while we were cruising up from Makgadikgadi Pans to Drifters Maun Camp this morning we saw this guy ambling on the side of the road. Our first big game sighting of the tour! What a nice surprise. #Makgadikgadipans #Botswana #planetbaobab #traffic #Elephant #footstepsthroughafrica #bretthorleysafaris #travel #nature #adventure #explore #lostinbots #travelbotswana #botswanasafari #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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Guides Jo and Robert saying cheese after our bush walk around the baobabs and ending at this scenic spot where we cracked a few beers and enjoyed the colourful sunset. #Makgadikgadipans #Botswana #planetbaobab #sunset #sundowners #bushwalk #footstepsthroughafrica #bretthorleysafaris #travel #nature #adventure #explore #lostinbots #travelbotswana #botswanasafari #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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Makgadikgadi in flood! Our guests are in Botswana on a 2 week tour and their first stop was Planet Baobab just outside Makgadikgadi Pans NP. Majestic sunset, check! The park is closed at the moment for the high water season and the late rains are evident everywhere. What a spectacular place to kick off this trip! #Makgadikgadipans #Botswana #planetbaobab #sunset #sundowners #bushwalk #footstepsthroughafrica #bretthorleysafaris #travel #nature #adventure #explore #lostinbots #travelbotswana #botswanasafari #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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Great friend, adventurer and the greatest wild tracker! Thank you Vanessa for sharing this pic with BHS along for the ride! Canoeing in the Gulf. @frankandgary Follow Vanessa's adventures! #howzit #bhswishyouwerehere #bhs #adventure #gulf #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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Our BHS cap looking quite at home in the bush with a pride of lion! Thank you @robert_holtshausen and @essenceofbrittney for these great #bhswishyouwerehere snaps from their safari in Manyeleti at Pungwe Safari Camp - your modelling game is strong! #lion #predator #wildlife #safari #wild #animals #pungwe #pungwesafaricamp #pungwebushcamp #Southafrica #manyeleti #big5 #greaterkruger #travel #visitsouthafrica #southafricasafari #bretthorleysafaris #adventuresontheafricancontinent #bigcat

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Indescribably awesome sighting from the unchartered and epic Manyeleti Private Nature Reserve nestled between the Sabi Sand and Timbavati. To see a leopard is a bonus, but to see one make a meal of an impala and carry it across the open plain like a machine is pure excellence. What a sighting at Pungwe Safari Camp for our guests @robert_holtshausen and @essenceofbrittney. Thanks for sharing this incredible video guys! #leopard #predator #wildlife #safari #wild #animals #pungwe #pungwesafaricamp #pungwebushcamp #Southafrica #manyeleti #big5 #greaterkruger #travel #visitsouthafrica #southafricasafari #bretthorleysafaris #adventuresontheafricancontinent #leopardkill #bigcat

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The smoke that thunders! Thanks to friend and colleague @chefenroute for sending through this very enviable #bhswishyouwerehere snapshot at none other than Victoria Falls. What a place to be. Thank you for sharing Chef D! #adventuretravel #BHS #safari #adventuresontheafricancontinent #Zambezi #victoriafalls #smokethatthunders #chefenroute #zambeziriver #bretthorleysafaris #travel #travelpics #instapassport #Africa #mosioatunya

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The last couple of days in the Timbavati have been jam packed with epic sightings, blue skies, early mornings, and enormous reward in terms of safari quality. We sat in awe as this big bull approached our vehicle and ambled by while chewing on a mouthful of leafy goodness. Trackers have nerves of steel! #nature #elephant #africangiant #Southafrica #safari #bhs #bretthorleysafaris #adventuresontheafricancontinent #travel #travelafrica #Timbavati #Krugerpark #herbivores #pachyderms #trackerseat #walkersrivercamp

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The image captured by @kevinmaclaughlin during the indescribable sighting shown in our previous post. The relaxed manner in which these gorillas behave around us is incredible and the memories we take home remain bright and powerful forever. #gorilla #mountaingorilla #Uganda #bwindigorillas #bwindiforest #babygorilla #toddler #nature #wildlife #safari #animals #mammals #forest #travel #explore #Africa #endangeredspecies #adventuresontheafricancontinent #bretthorleysafaris #bhs #footstepsthroughafrica #ugandasafari #gorillatrekking #wildlifephotography

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How many of you have been on a gorilla trekking safari in the central rainforest belt of Africa - the only home to these great apes? It is one of the most sought after, must-do safari experiences in the world, and we don't doubt the reason for that. With merely hundreds of mountain gorillas left on the planet and with rapidly decreasing habitats, the region of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda is a haven for them. Incredibly, the physical encounter with the gorillas can look like this: up close, and breathtakingly interactive. This youngster was just like a playful child and had no fear of us while his mother relaxed happily behind him. This is the result of ethical, respectful, and responsible tourism in Uganda, and it makes the difficult trek to see them so utterly worth it! You can hear @kevinmaclaughlin's camera clicking away here - check out our next post for the photo that resulted from this epic experience. ใ€‹ใ€‹Get in touch with us to enquire about a gorilla trekking safari just like this. @footstepsthroughafrica

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The world's predators are icons and symbols of power and bravery, strength and success. Their images are known in places of the world they have never existed, and stories of big cat encounters have been told and retold throughout history. Today these iconic animals, which play an irreplaceable role in the natural balance of the world, are facing persecution to the point of extinction. The great African lion has declined in population by 90% over the last 100 years. That is almost all. Cheetahs number only about 7000, and leopards now exist in almost 50 fewer countries than they used to. Human wildlife conflict, habitat loss, hunting, and the wildlife trade (both legal and illegal) have contributed towards these horiffic statistics. We hope that 2018 sees the world work towards reversing these stats and promoting conservation, ecotourism that truly benefits the people living in wildlife areas, and education. It's #worldwildlifeday today so help us spread awareness and contribute to the fight for big cat conservation. #worldwildlifeday #worldwildlifeday2018 #wildlife #lion #predators #bigcats #conservation #nature #safari #Africa #saveourlions #bigcatconservation #humanwildlifeconflict #habitatloss #illegaltrade #wildlifetrade #ecotourism #bretthorleysafaris #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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An outstanding memory from our day spent with the @apnr_ground_hornbill_project a while back, adding some quality predator viewing to a morning of hard graft for hornbill conservation! Cruising through the Timbavati we spotted not 1 but 3 cheetahs together - a rare and special sight anywhere. Worth stopping in the hot sun to admire for sure! #conservation #groundhornbill #research #natureconservation #ornithology #birdresearch #birdlifeSA #birdsofsouthafrica #apnrgroundhornbillproject #APNR #Timbavati #cheetah #safari #wildlife #bretthorleysafaris #adventuresontheafricancontinent #Klaserie #greaterkruger @birdlife_sa @apnr_ground_hornbill_project

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A BIG shout out to a great friend of BHS Matt Franklin who sent us these pics from Panama! Go follow Matt @franklins_new_expedition to keep up with his adventures. BHS travels to all corners of the globe through the lives of our past guests who take home a branded peak cap to remind them of their time with us, and they in turn send us pics like this in epic destinations! Share your travel experiences with us and tag #BHSwishyouwerehere - we love to see where your gallivanting has taken you. #panama #southafrica #bretthorleysafaris #bhs #view #beach #travel #sightseeing #travelling #globaltravel #nature #explore #adventure #traveltheworld #travellingcap #Instatravel #travelpics #instapassport #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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Absolutely epic sighting yesterday morning involving a pack of about 20 Wild dogs and a clan of hyena in the Timbavati! These two predators are extremely vocal and this occasion involved the excited chatter of the dogs and the haunting call of the spotted hyena as they clashed over an impala kill. We were there to watch the scene play out and it was a phenomenal experience for our guests. Swipe to watch a few clips showing the dogs coming to gather the pack together once they made the kill and then the menacing hyenas arriving to take over. Superb interaction! #timbavati #safari #wilddog #hyena #predators #timbavatinaturereserve #krugerpark #krugersafari #bretthorleysafaris #travel #adventure #explore #wildlife #greaterkruger #Southafrica #wild #nature #adventuresontheafricancontinent #walkersrivercamp

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Another snapshot from our memorable lion sighting this week - quite the idyllic safari moment spent with the leaders of the wild world, only metres away and enjoying a totally relaxed environment. What a treat! Never gets old. #lion #morning #territory #territorial #mbirimales #coalition #wildlife #safari #wild #animals #Southafrica #krugerpark #big5 #greaterkruger #travel #visitsouthafrica #southafricasafari #bretthorleysafaris #adventuresontheafricancontinent #walkersrivercamp

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Swipe to hear the lions roar in this series of clips from this morning's game drive at Walker's River Camp! Yesterday morning we bumped into the two Mbiri males at Sunset Dam in the Timbavati, and then they took out an adult buffalo around midday. What a powerful duo - goes to show lions are ultimate opportunists and do not exclusively hunt at night, nor do they leave the hunting to the females. We arrived at sunrise this morning to catch them vocalising beautifully before moving off and letting the vultures take the rest of the carcass. Epic! #lion #morning #territory #territorial #mbirimales #coalition #wildlife #safari #wild #animals #Southafrica #krugerpark #big5 #greaterkruger #travel #visitsouthafrica #southafricasafari #bretthorleysafaris #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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Thank you @mdg123bw for sharing this scenic moment with us from South Africa's Vaal River! BHS travels to all corners of the globe through the lives of our past guests who take home a branded peak cap to remind them of their time with us, and they in turn send us pics like this in epic destinations! Share your travel experiences with us and tag #BHSwishyouwerehere - we love to see where your gallivanting has taken you. #vaalriver #southafrica #bretthorleysafaris #bhs #view #river #travel #sightseeing #travelling #globaltravel #nature #explore #adventure #traveltheworld #travellingcap #Instatravel #travelpics #instapassport #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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This morning on safari in the Timbavati with Walker's River Camp with the Mbiri male lions. Not many people can say they've been in the presence of Africa's true kings before they've even eaten breakfast! This is what we love and what's even better is being able to share it with our visitors, for many of whom it might be the first and only time in their lives. Happy Monday! #lion #morning #territory #territorial #mbirimales #coalition #wildlife #safari #wild #animals #Southafrica #krugerpark #big5 #greaterkruger #travel #visitsouthafrica #southafricasafari #bretthorleysafaris #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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Just a leopard demonstrating a bit of territorial behaviour. Would you believe the scent marking leaves a smell that is distinctively similar to buttered popcorn? Walking through drainage lines or along cutlines we often pick up the aroma of a cinema and know exactly who the culprit is! #funfact #leopard #territory #territorial #markingterritory #scentmarking #wildlife #safari #wild #animals #popcorn #Southafrica #krugerpark #big5 #greaterkruger #travel #visitsouthafrica #southafricasafari #bretthorleysafaris #adventuresontheafricancontinent

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Welcome to 2018! Today is the first day back at work for many people, while others are still blissfully vacationing all over the world, and some may be saving their time off for a holiday during the quieter season. Brett and his family are fresh off the shores of the Cape where crayfish braais and sea swimming, salt water fishing, mountainside golfing, nature trailing, and wine tasting have all been enjoyed. Hermanus and Plettenberg Bay are two sublime, family destinations where kids will thrive on the outdoor entertainment and endless sight seeing and indulging can be found. Western Cape is a treasure! #holiday #summer #beach #cape #westerncape #hermanus #overberg #plett #plettenbergbay #family #friends #vacation #familytravel #Southafrica #2018 #newyear #bretthorleysafaris #adventuresontheafricancontinent #seaside #golf #kidstravel

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A quick clip of elephants in their element, throwing trunkfuls of sand and dust over their hardy leather skin, backlit by a glowing horizon at that wonderful hour of dusk. Close encounters in tranquillity and silence alongside these mesmerising African animals. Epic. #nature #elephant #africangiant #Southafrica #safari #bhs #bretthorleysafaris #adventuresontheafricancontinent #travel #travelafrica #Timbavati #Krugerpark #dustbath

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South Africa's premier walking safari destination: Makuleke Concession, Northern Kruger. Thank you to @chefenroute for sharing this early morning glimpse into a walking safari we enjoyed earlier this year - perfect cool air, bright rays of sunshine, silence broken by the crunch of our boots on the gravel. Birding, tracking, trailing, sensing, observing... these experiences on foot are in depth and unbeatable. Join us in 2018! #walkingsafari #walkingtrail #bushtrail #bushwalk #sunshine #goldenhour #hike #discover #explore #safari #adventure #Makuleke #Makulekeconcession #pafuri #bretthorleysafaris #bhs #adventuresontheafricancontinent #chefenroute #friends #nature #Africa #southafrica #Krugerpark #greaterkruger

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"When Brett was a young warthog" - thanks for these #throwback images from the best safari partner @scottydsafari! Circa 2011 Brett was a guide at Singita and here he and Scott were doing what they do best as young laaities at @singita_ Lebombo, Kruger! Best adventures at the best lodges. How things have changed! #youngwarthog #lionkingreference #safari #guiding #safariguide #natureguide #fgasa #fieldguide #singita #singitalebombo #singitakruger #adventures #bretthorleysafaris #adventuresontheafricancontinent #southafrica #krugerpark #explore #friends #mates #backintheday

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A great performance this evening in the Greater Kruger area with this majestic display following some steady rainfall this morning and last night. Now we wait for the talked about meteor shower... The sky has been good to us today! ๐Ÿ“ธ@all.aboard.africa #nature #walkingsafaris #greaterkruger #bushwalk #safari #bhs #bretthorleysafaris #adventuresontheafricancontinent #travel #travelafrica #hoedspruit #southafrica #friends #explore #adventure #tailormadesafari #krugersafari #sunset #sungazer

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