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Cover of April 2013 issue - National Geographic Traveller (UK)
  • Cover Story: Head out on African safari with our A-Z cover story, from bird-spotting in the Congo to hiking safaris in Swaziland.
  • Destinations: Get behind the wheel on a musical odyssey of the Deep South, from Nashville to New Orleans; explore China’s Yunnan and Sichuan provinces, and travel to the alluring and understated Uruguay — one of South America’s best kept secrets. Join the laid-back city life of Melbourne, or discover the catacombs, castles and raucous nightlife of Naples.
  • Real Life: Turn cowgirl for a week at a ranch in Arizona and discover how to learn a language in Italy


Sri Lanka – Top 21 Highlights

Teardrop-shaped Sri Lanka, cast away off the tip of India, hasn’t escaped the cliches. Writers often refer to it as ‘India in miniature’, failing to grasp the so-called Land of Serendipity has a fervent personality all of its own. From tea plantations, to ‘rice and curry’, Ayurveda and spice gardens, Buddhist monks and more, Sri Lanka is emerging as a gem in the rough we round up the island’s top 21 attractions. Free with the April 2013 issue. Read more >> 

Cover of Sri Lanka Supplement April 2013 - National Geographic Traveller (UK)


Inside this issue


Eat: Croatia

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Primate of fear: David Whitley

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United Arab Emirates

Sleep: Dubai

Glam, glossy and extravagant — welcome to Dubai, the exuberant… Read More»


Naples: Italy's queen of the south

Gritty and intoxicating, mysterious and stirring, the ancient city of… Read More»
Glen Mutel


Casino loyale: Glen Mutel

Casinos aren’t just for diehards and desperadoes. There’s plenty of… Read More»


Made in China

The southwest provinces of Yunnan and Sichuan reveal a wild… Read More»
Helen and Jim fixing a broken fence, Arizona. Image: Helen Wright.


Working holidays in Arizona

Saddle up and switch off. How city-folk can have a… Read More»
Bourbon Street entertainer.


Deep South: Rhythm & Blues

Cruise the boulevards and bars of the Deep South, from… Read More»


An A-Z of African safaris

Earlier this year, Africa, the BBC wildlife documentary, took us… Read More»
Image: Win Initiative/Getty


Uruguay: Into the unknown

Charles Darwin noted its ‘grand, green undulations’ and ‘hospitable gauchos’.… Read More»