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  • Walking African Safaris - The Wise Traveller

Walking African Safaris

Many game lodges today have more than one operation (bush camps) within walking distance of each other, for those that want to get up close and personal with the vast African bush around them. It's a totally different experience to that of playing animal voyeur, sitting in your six-seat jeep high off the ground.

Category: Travel

The Cheapest Places to Visit in 2019

For a Wise Traveller the list of fantastic cities and countries to explore is endless, but for those that are on a budget—whether on business or pleasure—there are a number of delightful regions that won't eat up your running costs and confine you to a hotel in the middle of nowhere.

Category: Destination
  • Snaring - The Silent Killing of African Wildlife - The Wise Traveller

Snaring—The Silent Killing of African Wildlife

An impala limped off into the bush with its raised hind leg in the air, crippling its usual fleet-footed dancing leaps, as it tried to keep up with the rest of the herd. This was when I came face to face with the brutal and horrific outcome of snaring, the biggest killer of African wildlife.

Category: Destination
  • Hotel Review: Zambelozi Island Lodge, Zambezi Rover, Zambia - The Wise Traveller

Hotel Review: Zambelozi Island Lodge, Zambezi River, Zambia

Located on the Zambezi in Upper Zambia, Zambelozi Island Lodge is an astounding boutique resort where you definitely won't be tripping over people in what is after all a "fishing lodge" that has a huge dash of sophistication. It’s a remote and stunning setting from the moment you glimpse the staff patiently waiting on the other side of the gushing Zambezi.

Category: Review
  • Review - Life Hotel - New York - USA - The Wise Traveller - Building

Hotel Review: Life Hotel, New York, NY, USA

The glossy lifestyle magazine called Life ceased publication in 1972. Before it merged with Time publishing company, its offices were in a late 1800s-era building on West 31st Street, now turned into the Life Hotel in NoMad, New York City.

Category: Review
  • Game Hunters and Conservation—Addressing the Elephant in the Room - The Wise Traveller

Game Hunters and Conservation—Addressing the Elephant in the Room

Yes, we all throw our hands in the air, scream, shout abuse and maybe type in some scurrilous remark about the guy with the gun standing over a dead African animal when we see those dastardly photographs appear ad hoc on Facebook.

Category: Culture
  • Best Beaches For Winter Surfing - The Wise Traveller

Best Beaches For Winter Surfing

Despite the fact that the weather might not be nice year-round, surfing is a year-round sport. Especially because of the amazing advances that are being made in wetsuit technology, it is easier than ever before to surf in any temperature of water. I

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