September 2013

Issue number: 139

In this issue

September 2013 issue • On sale from 8 August

In the September issue of Wanderlust we show you how to go wild on your travels...

Wildlife Special: we reveal the BIG 9 the wildlife must-sees worth travelling for;

Borneo: from hanging out with orang utans to climbing Mt Kinabalu, we help you plan your ultimate trip;

Kenya: your invite to the biggest tribal party in Africa;

South America: celebrating Colombia and all the continent's best experiences for travellers;

Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year: it's back, it's bigger than ever... find out how you can enter the UK's biggest travel photography competition;

PLUS: tracking bears in Europe, escape to San Francisco, Guernsey and Abu Dhabi and learn how to be a Maasai warrior... and much, much more!

Additional content

Read your magazine cover to cover but still want more? Then the Wanderlust website is here to help. Bursting with trip ideas, inspiration, travel-planning advice and more, the website is here to suit your every need.

Below are a selection of articles from our online archive, plus travel guides relating to the features in this issue of Wanderlust (September 2013).


Meeting the locals in Sarawak | Destinations 

Meeting orang utans in the jungle | Blogs

World Guide Bronze Award winner Kevin Albin reveals Borneo's top 5 travel secrets | Inspire me

Plan your own trip to Borneo with Wanderlust's travel guide | Plan a trip


Short break guide to Tallinn | Destinations

7 things to do for free in Tallinn | Inspire me

Baltic States: your ultimate guide | Destinations

Don't miss Wanderlust's guide to Estonia for more inspiration | Plan a trip


Great Migration safari calendar: what you'll see when | Inspire me

Climbing Mt Kenya | Destinations

Insider Secrets: what to see do in Nairobi | Blogs

Plan your own trip to Kenya with Wanderlust's travel guide | Plan a trip 

Wildlife wonders:

7 places to spot 7 types of penguin | Inspire me

Track jaguar in Brazil's Pantanal | Destinations

Tracking tigers on foot in India | Destinations

Where in the world to see rhinos | Inspire me

Searching for polar bears on an Inuit adventure cruise in Arctic Canada | Destinations

Leopard spotting in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka | Destinations

Track wolves in Yellowstone National Park, USA | Destinations

One perfect hour with Uganda's mountain gorillas | Destinations

Pandas and beyond in Sichuan province, China | Destinations

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Where does your Wanderlust take you?

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There's more on the Wanderlust website:

From rabid dogs to perfect first aid kits, Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth has all the travel health advice you need.

Don't miss interviews with your favourite travellers here.

Want to travel somewhere new this summer or autumn but don't know where to go? Take a look at Wanderlust's Trip Finder to discover the perfect trip for you.

Join Wanderlust editors and industry insiders on a photography or writing trip this autumn | Wanderlust Journeys

Articles from this issue

Photography tips: Mediocre to magical

When it comes to taking the perfect picture a bit of cropping and colour converting might just be necessary. But remember, it’s not always cheating says Steve Davey

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8 trips to take for cultural adventures

How to journey beyond the tourist facade and feel the magic of local life

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How to be a Maasai warrior

Mindy Budgor, author and world’s first female Maasai warrior, gives her insider tips

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The world's best birds

Here's our guide to the showiest, noisiest, weirdest and most wonderful birds on the planet... How many can you tick off?

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The world's top 9 wildlife experiences

Your ultimate guide to finding, tracking and encountering the world's most amazing species

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Borneo trip planner

Lush with jungle, riddled with rivers and bursting with wildlife, this South-East Asian isle is the place for those Born(eo) to be wild! Here’s our expert guide

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Tracking down brown bears, Estonia

For European travellers, there’s no need to travel far for close bear encounters: the wild, prehistoric woods of eastern Estonia, easily accessible from Tallinn, are rich in atmosphere and enormous creatures

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Celebrating South America

It's been 90 years since Footprint first published the iconic 'South American Handbook', so we asked its editor what's changed the most in the first country he ever visited: Colombia

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Tribal gatherings: Lake Turkana Festival, Kenya

The remote Lake Turkana Festival is a vibrant, flirtatious, raucous, befeathered celebration of Kenyan tribal life. We join the party

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First 24 hours: Abu Dhabi, UAE

Historic and cultured, Abu Dhabi is fast emerging from Dubai’s shadow. From the city’s famous Corniche to the lush desert oasis of Al Ain, there’s much to admire here says Nick Boulos

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Short break in Guernsey

It may only be small but Guernsey in the Channel Islands punches well above its weight in culture, history and landscapes, a shining gem in Britain’s crown

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Bird watching for beginners in Scotland

Think bird watching is something only hardened twitchers enjoy? So did our sceptical writer – so we sent him to Scotland to see how it can enhance your travel experience

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9 most-loved animals and how to stay safe around them

They're the nine animals that travellers most want to spot – but could an encounter with one of these creatures harm your health? Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth investigates.

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