The July/August 2023 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK) is out now. The cover story this month focuses on the best-value safaris available, with tips, trips and tours to make every penny count when meeting Africa’s iconic wildlife. For travellers with a sense of adventure, there are plenty of wallet-friendly ways to see the continent’s animals, from campervanning in Kruger and camping around water holes in Namibia to tracking gorillas from Ugandan community guesthouses.
This issue also comes with a free UK & Ireland guide — featuring 52 short breaks around Britain and Ireland, whether it’s cycling in the Peak District or exploring Edinburgh’s finest wine bars.
Also inside this issue:
Bolivia: An off-road take on the classic journey from the Atacama Desert to the Uyuni Salt Flat.
Florida: The show must go on in the Sunshine State, be it the Everglades or tropical Keys.
Sardinia: Hiking trails, colourful towns and resilient communities from coast to mountains.
Camino de Santiago: Retrace ancient pilgrim paths.
Jaipur: Art is all around you in Rajasthan’s largest city.
Perth: The capital of Western Australia beckons with revitalised public spaces.
South Moravia: Germanic villages, ancient forests and wine cellars in the Czech Republic’s south east.
Belém: Long overlooked as a culinary destination, this Brazilian city puts the spotlight on Amazonian ingredients.
Bali: Where to stay on this popular Indonesian island.
Plus, the openings breathing new life into Berlin’s landmarks; a global conservation voyage sets sail; the flavours of Valencia; Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow legacy; Sacramento’s restaurant-led hotels; football-based family trips; Strasbourg’s Alsatian culture; Winchester’s quiet charm and rich history; six reads for a staycation; and recycled travel essentials for the summer.
We talk with author Dee Peyok on Cambodia’s 1960s pop music scene, and Scottish explorer Aldo Kane on his extreme expeditions. In our Ask the Experts section, the experts help you choose where to stay in Italy’s Ligurian Riviera; know your rights when faced with delays at the Port of Dover; plan a two-week trip to rural Japan; and book a no-fly cruise from the UK. Meanwhile, The Info takes a look at the origins of London’s Notting Hill Carnival, and Hot Topic gives advice on how to choose a responsible whale-watching tour. Finally, the report explores the rise of wellness travel, while How I got the Shot asks photographer Richard James Taylor how he captured life along Laos’ Mekong River.