August

Wildebeest migration, best places to visit in Africa in August

Wildebeest Migration

The Spring wild flowers are usually in bloom in the Cederberg & Namaqualand in August and early September. The Clanwilliam Wild Flower show is in late August. However the Cape weather remains variable. It’s typical spring weather!

The weather in the northern parts of South Africa is delightful in August and September with warm (but not too hot) sunny days and warmer evenings. It remains the best time for game-viewing throughout Southern Africa.

The Okavango Delta is in peak flood from July to August and this also probably the best time for game viewing in all of Southern Africa.

The fall over the Victoria Falls is starting to subside with the best sightings of the Falls shifting more towards Zimbabwe.

The migration should have arrived in Kenya’s Masai Mara . And the multitudes of wildebeest, zebra and friends tend to stick around until they start their return journey to the southern Serengeti in November. Now through to September is peak season in Kenya – both in terms of demand and pricing.

Recommended Countries/ Areas

TANZANIA

KENYA

BOTSWANA

ZIMBABWE

Victoria Fallsideally Zimbabwe side of the Falls 

ZAMBIA

SOUTH AFRICA

Where not to go?

This is hard as it’s one of the best months for all of our destinations. But I would probably say the Garden Route.  Mainly because people often expect that they’ll be heading to the beaches. And its simply not beach weather in August. (Other than long strolls on the beach.)

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