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Brett Horley Safaris

Adventures on the African continent

  • Privately Guided Safaris

    Privately Guided Safaris

    These guides will be with you all along the way, helping with logistics and travelling. They will get to know the personalities and various likes and dislikes in the group, enabling a tailor-made trip ensuring the very best experience for each individual person. You will learn more, you will experience more, your photographs will be better, and you will get a better understanding of the countries and places you are in.

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  • Walking Safaris

    Walking Safaris

    A walking safari is the ultimate safari experience, combining wilderness, sustainability, exercise, adrenalin and quiet moments of solitude and reflection. Tracking big game on foot is an inherent instinct inside of us; we all just need to unleash that instinct. Listening, hearing – an insect tip toeing on grains of sand, an alarm bark of a kudu, or the stomach rumble of an elephant.

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  • Birding Safaris

    Birding Safaris

    Brett knew the names of Southern Africa’s birds before he could count; birding is his lifelong passion and hobby. A birding trip with BHS is fun, exciting, educational and guaranteed to add a few ticks to your lists! Brett specialises in Kruger/Lowveld birding offering itineraries including hotspots, such as Kruger National Park, Mariepskop/Blyde Canyon, Abel Erasmus Pass, and possibly South Africa’s no.1 birding spot, Pafuri in Northern Kruger.

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  • Exclusive Kruger

    Exclusive Kruger

    This turnkey package, guided and organised by BHS, offers a truly exclusive camp or lodge in the private reserves of Kruger National Park, at prices that can not be matched. 5 Star experience at 3 star rates. Self-catering options are also available at all camps. Using these exclusive-use camps in the Timbavati, Klaserie and Sabi Sand Game Reserves we get world renowned game viewing with less vehicle traffic, the opportunities to tailor-make the game drive and activity schedule, and spend loads of time at sightings.

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  • Group Safari Experiences

    Group Safari Experiences

    These programmes are totally flexible and tailor-made to groups with specific interest. Guided and led by Brett, with the assistance of subject experts all along the way, the programs call on leaders in specific fields of research, conservation, and veterinary science. If you want fun, learning, team building, and conservation experience; if you want to touch safari, get in touch and we can begin building the perfect programme.

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Here are some of my favourite countries and the National Parks and Reserves
and Wild Places I have been fortunate enough to visit. Just to get the Africa bug biting!
There are countless more special places, so have a read and let’s start planning…



The Great Migration: thousands of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and the ever-present predators, trekking across vast open plains and then crossing through crocodile-infested waters. This is the iconic image of safari. Serengeti National Park is a must-visit, while the Ngorongoro Crater offers an unparalleled morning safari, and Lake Manyara is a truly unique experience with forest, salt lake and savanna filled with mammals and birds. Climb Kilimanjaro, hike for chimpanzees, or sip on a cold beer as the sun sets over Africa’s great plains.


The Okavango Delta - the jewel in the Kalahari - has to be on all travelers’ bucket lists. Destinations such as Savute, Chobe, and Nxai Pan and Central Kalahari, mean a multiple-stop safari in Botswana is the ultimate. Cruising through crystal clear waters in a dugout canoe, fishing for tiger fish, tracking leopards, and meeting the beautiful people. Mobile safaris with Letaka Safaris, searching for the Pel’s fishing owl, sundowner boat trips on the Chobe River: the Selinda Game Reserve in northern Botswana could be my number 1 reserve in Africa!


Starting in Livingstone at the mighty Victoria Falls, there is no better way to kick off a safari. From the leopards in South Luangwa, walking with Africa’s legends on foot in Africa’s best wild places, exploring the untouched and untamed Kafue where rare species reside, or tracking Africa’s unknown migration in Liuwa Plains. Zambia offers truly spectacular game viewing and unique experiences, like the millions of bats in Kasanka or canoe trips on the Zambezi River.


Kenya: the original safari destination. The Masai Mara Game Reserve speaks for itself, but what about elephants in Amboseli, or searching for the most elusive black leopard by night, while fly fishing in untouched rivers by day in Aberdares National Park? We were lucky enough to see black serval and giant forest hog, but what about the unknown bongo antelope in the high altitude forests? Kenya offers stunning beaches and the Great Migration, so many different amazing parks to visit – this is a wonderful safari destination.


The scenery-stunner, Namibia, is famous for its red sand dunes, miles of untamed wilderness, balloon trips over Sossusvlei, pelicans and seals in Walvis Bay, and big game that to comes and drink through the night at Etosha National Park’s waterholes. Moonscapes, the Skeleton Coast, and the Kunene River are Namibia’s iconic destinations. Alternatively, head from Namibia towards Botswana via the Caprivi Strip. Thousand-year-old plants, the world’s biggest sand dunes, and quad biking are just some of Namibia’s highlights.


Seeing mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is in the top 3 of wildlife experiences of all time. To look into these animals’ eyes and wonder what they are thinking is truly incredible. Tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park, thousands of kob competing for females on the plains, dancing grey-crowned cranes in between, and home to more birds than most countries – on the top of the list is the shoebill. Uganda is a true African safari experience.


A fantastic destination for a bush and beach combo, Mozambique is most famous for its beaches, scuba diving, and seafood. I have spent many wonderful vacations along this splendid coastline sport fishing, snorkeling, and swimming with whale sharks. The Bazaruto Archipelago speaks for itself. Reserves such as Gorongosa National Park, and Niassa in the north remain wildlife havens, while the Limpopo National Park is a cross-border park, which joins South Africa’s flagship, Kruger National Park. Mozambique offers the unique combination of big game on the land and in the ocean! Picture pristine beaches, cocktails and sunsets.
South Africa

South Africa

The Rainbow Nation, my homeland. A country so diverse and beautiful, one needs a lifetime of safaris to explore all it has to offer. The Kruger National Park is where my heart and soul live. Must-dos include leopards in the Sabi Sand, walking safaris in the Klaserie, and an excusive-use, fully catered, privately guided camp in the Timbavati where BHS offers a full turnkey package. The Timbavati, Klaserie, and Sabi Sand make up the Greater Kruger, offering the world’s best up-close game viewing. Accommodation varies from ultra-luxury to sleeping around a fire under the stars. South Africa is also the last stronghold of the rhino.


What was once the breadbasket of Africa still offers a truly amazing safari experience. As a young boy, I fell in love with guiding on Lake Kariba, tracking black rhino on foot. A houseboat on Lake Kariba continues to be in the top 10 of family/group experiences in Southern Africa. Mana Pools offers unique freedom to explore on foot, where elephant bulls and African wild dogs regard us as part of their natural world. Canoeing the Zambezi, camping at waterholes and being serenaded by lions in Hwange, not seeing humans for 4 days in Gonarezhou National Park, or my wife catching a record tiger fish at Singita Pamushana!

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