The final guides have been announced – come and meet them in London this October
Three finalist guides have been selected for this year's Wanderlust World Guide Awards. In strict alphabetical order – Mark Steadman (UK, working through Wild Frontiers), Orlando Haraseb (Namibia, working through Audley and Ultimate Safaris), Sue Guthrie (Ethiopia, working through Explore) have made the final cut.
Dheeraj 'Monty' Bhatt guiding in India and booked through Intrepid Travel will be awarded a Special Award.
Wanderlust's Lyn Hughes was one of the judging panel, which included Bill Bryson, Mark Carwardine and a number of travel experts. She commented, “We were all humbled yet again by the remarkable guides who had each inspired dozens, if not hundreds, of their clients and peers to write in support of them. It was heartbreaking to have to make a choice
“I do hope that some of the Highly Commended guides, as well as the winners, will make it along to the Awards Ceremony in October.”
The full results will be announced at London's Royal Geographical Society on the evening of 13 October 2015. The evening will include an update on previous winners, some of whom will attend, and Bill Bryson will be amongst the personalities on stage. Tickets are £5 and include a drink.