March 2014 – OUTSIDE, America’s leading active lifestyle brand, has selected Wilderness Safaris guide, Thuto Moutloatse, as one of the “seven best adventure guides on the planet” in its annual Travel Awards, which celebrate the top destinations, companies, products, and travel providers that inspire people to participate in an active lifestyle.
“This is an incredible endorsement, not only for Thuto, who is a remarkable guide, but also for Wilderness Safaris and our commitment to guide training to ensure that our guides remain amongst the best in the world. Thuto is an accomplished naturalist with a larger-than-life personality. He is able to transform each game drive into a fun, vibrant, informative, and life-changing wilderness experience”, said Grant Woodrow, Wilderness Safaris Botswana Managing Director.
Based in Botswana, Thuto grew up paddling the Okavango Delta, climbing mountains, and walking in big game territory. In his 13 years guiding he has a perfect safety record, and has led guests safely through numerous wildlife interactions. He is a keen photographer and conducts photographic trips throughout southern Africa sharing his knowledge and passion for photography with his guests. Thuto loves cooking meals in the bush, from “breakfast-on-a-spade” to dinner under the African sky. His enthusiasm and passion for the wilderness is contagious which is evident in the number of guests who return. According to Thuto, “Guiding is about people and patience – you experience the most rewarding sightings when you wait and observe animal behaviours and interactions – regardless of how long it takes.”
The complete list of Travel Award winners will be featured in the April issue of OUTSIDE, and online at www.outsideonline.com/travelawards. This year, OUTSIDE tapped its global network of correspondents, who traveled across the world to identify the best new adventures, lakes, new lodges and hotels, family vacations and guides, to name a few. “Whether you’re looking to go big for an expedition, splurge on a luxurious paradise, or plan an epic family trip, OUTSIDE has unearthed fifty travel gems that will inspire you to renew that passport,” said OUTSIDE Editor Chris Keyes.
Click here to read more about Thuto’s OUTSIDE Travel Award, and here for his biography.