Where to go on an African safari in august, August marks the transition from winter to spring in the Southern Hemisphere, making it a fantastic time to embark on an African safari adventure. With Safari Vacations and Travel Services as your guide, we explore the best safari destinations for August, where wildlife thrives, landscapes flourish, and the magic of the African wilderness comes to life.
August witnesses the Great Migration in the Serengeti, as vast herds of wildebeest and zebras move northward. Safari Vacations and Travel Services can position you to witness river crossings, a spectacle that showcases the circle of life in the animal kingdom.
Continuation of the Great Migration: The Masai Mara serves as the northern extension of the Serengeti, and in August, the Great Migration is still in full swing. Safari Vacations and Travel Services can arrange for you to witness dramatic river crossings and the dynamic interactions between predators and prey.
Gorilla trekking experience is one of the most attractive attractions in Bwindi. The activity involves meeting the great gentle Apes in their natural habitat (jungle/forest) and each group visited per day visitors are limited to 8 people per trek however before trekking is reached upon the gorilla groups to be visited should have previously undergone what is termed as gorilla habituation exercise which takes between 2-3 years a process which involves teaching the primates how to relate to human beings in a non-violent way once you encounter them on the trek and this is done by experienced ranger guides coupled with a team of researchers.
Peak of the Dry Season: August marks the peak of the dry season in the Okavango Delta, concentrating wildlife around water sources. Safari Vacations and Travel Services can arrange mokoro excursions and game drives, offering a unique perspective to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Riverfront Wildlife: Chobe National Park’s riverfront is bustling with wildlife in August. Safari Vacations and Travel Services can organize boat safaris along the Chobe River, providing opportunities to see large herds of elephants, hippos, and various bird species.
August is a fantastic time for game viewing in Kruger National Park. Safari Vacations and Travel Services can lead you on game drives to witness wildlife congregating around waterholes, offering excellent opportunities to see the Big Five and more.
Congo is one of the three African countries that inhabit mountain gorillas in Virunga ranges a part from Uganda and Rwanda.
Gorilla trekking in Congo is conducted in Virunga National Park which occupies about 7800sq km and stretches to the north to Rwenzori. Amidst being a rest place for mountain gorillas you can as well spot other mammals, reptiles and Birds. The park is the oldest wildlife protected area in Africa with a lot of protected wildlife species.
The park has over 250 habituated mountain gorillas and 8 gorilla families namely Kabirizi, Lulengo, Rugendo, Humba, Mapuwa, Nyakamwe gorilla group, Munyaga, and Bageni gorilla families have been habituated for trekking at $450 for a gorilla permit. You are therefore allowed to spend only one hour with them before you return back to Park headquarters on your gorilla trekking in Congo.
As the dry season progresses, wildlife in Hwange gathers around waterholes, creating incredible spectacles. Safari Vacations and Travel Services can guide you on game drives to witness elephants, lions, and a variety of antelope species.
Clear Views of Kilimanjaro: August offers clear skies and unobstructed views of Mount Kilimanjaro from Amboseli National Park. Safari Vacations and Travel Services can arrange game drives with the iconic backdrop of Africa’s highest peak, providing a unique photographic opportunity.
Emerald Season Beginnings: August marks the start of the “Emerald Season” in South Luangwa. Safari Vacations and Travel Services can lead you on walking safaris or game drives, showcasing the lush greenery, vibrant birdlife, and the arrival of newborn animals.
August is an ideal time for gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park. Safari Vacations and Travel Services can secure permits for you to embark on a life-changing journey to encounter these endangered primates in their natural habitat.
Desert Landscapes: For a unique safari experience, Safari Vacations and Travel Services can take you to Namib-Naukluft National Park. August offers milder temperatures, making it an ideal time to explore the otherworldly landscapes of the Namib Desert, including the iconic dunes of Sossusvlei.
August invites you to explore the wonders of the African wilderness with Safari Vacations and Travel Services. From the drama of the Great Migration to the serene waterways of the Okavango Delta, each destination offers a unique safari experience. Prepare for a journey where every moment is a brushstroke on the canvas of Africa’s breathtaking landscapes and wildlife.