A to Z of Destinations
Australia, NZ and South Pacific
A to Z of Experiences
Walking and trekking
Diving and snorkelling
Wildlife and safaris
Meet the locals
Frontier and expedition
Cycling and Mountain Biking
Visiting the Poles
Career breaks and BIG trips
Body and soul
Volunteer and conservation
Australia, East Coast
Everest Base Camp
Aurora Borealis/Northern Lights
Trans-Siberian and Trans-Mongolian railway
Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail
Cruising the Nile, Egypt
15th April 2014
Which of these guides is the world's best? You decide...
You can tell Charlie – aka CJ – has an adventurous spirit just by looking at his passports: all 12 of them, full to brim with stamps from every continent. He’s collected these through his 15 years of guiding, where he’s pioneered routes through Russia, Mongolia and China. He returned to school to get to grips with his German, French and Spanish language skills, and even became a qualified skipper. You lauded his “willingness and flexibility” and vast knowledge of every destination. He now divides his time between guiding – focusing on France in particular – and training NGO personnel for hostile environments.
Gutting herring, stacking salt cod and packing frozen fillets was Cathy Harlow’s ticket into Iceland. She was so passionate about the quirky country growing up that she worked a stint in a fish factory to learn more about its culture – before becoming a qualified guide in 1987. Since then this “professional and enthusiastic” guide has accompanied around 200 groups on hiking, trekking, natural history, whalewatching and northern lights tours around Iceland, as well as nature and walking trips in the Azores, Bahamas, Florida, Norway, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Madagascar.
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Surya - A remarkable man, an excellent guide.
Dheeraj 'Monty' Bhatt was our excellent tour guide on a trip from india to nepal. We took us to great places and answered all of our questions. We learned a lot about the indien culture. He has friends everywhere, so we met some local people. He was always very nice and we laught a lot with him (e.g.: laughing-yoga on the ganges). :)
Dheeraj 'Monty' Bhatt was our excellent tour guide on a trip from india to nepal. He took us to great places and answered all of our questions. We learned a lot about the indien culture. He has friends everywhere, so we met some local people. He was always very nice and we laught a lot with him (e.g.: laughing-yoga on the ganges). :)
I have had the pleasure of Lewis guiding myself and my family in Tanzania early this year. He made a massive difference to our safari; his knowledge, passion, enthusiasm made for an unforgettable safari! We made a friend in Tanzania and we miss Lewis!!! My vote goes to Lewis......Good luck Lewis and we really hope you win the award which you so very much deserve!!! Sush
Lewis is absolutely brilliant, the best I have seen so far on many safaris in AfricaDouwe Snel
Voting for Lewis
Lewis is such a knowledgable guide, and he really opens one's eyes to the generous amount of beauty and details that nature holds. He shares information easily, and to any type of crowd, and he has the biggest, friendliest smile ever!
My vote goes to Efrain! I had the most incredible trip in Peru in 2008 with Efrain, the best guide ever and have kept in touch ever since. Hope you do well Efrain, this competition is made for you!
My wife and I, we choose Monty.Monty has been a fantastic guide during our two tours in India. We will never forget the way he makes us to love india and his inhabitants.Mondy is passionate and has the ability to share his passion.Thank you Monty!Antoine and Jeannine
My vote goes to Lewis. I love Lewis's energy and wealth of knowledge. - Good luck Lewis owledge. His knowledge is extraordinary and he is so willing to share.
My vote goes to Lewis. I love Lewis's energy and wealth of knowledge. - Good luck Lewis
His knowledge is extraordinary and he is so willing to share.
A vote for Lewis Mangaba. The best and most informative walking safari I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying.
Lewis Mangaba gets my vote! I had the good fortune of being guided by Lewis on a visit to Tarangire National Park in Tanzania last December and he was exceptional. Having spent a lot of time on safari throughout East Africa, I can easily say he stands above the rest!
Lewis is an outstanding guide. His relaxed yet all seeing style to deliver a quality visitor experience is in my opinion unsurpassed in Tanzania. He gets my vote!
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