Jul 30

The Best Safari Destinations to Visit in August

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Still making holiday plans for August? If you need some help, read on! We will recommend some of the best destinations for a safari adventure. Here, you will enjoy the best of wildlife by having close encounters with amazing animals you’ve only ever seen in pictures.

Tanzania

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 There is plenty to see and do on a holiday in Tanzania year-round, however the best time to visit is from June to October, and hence, in August, you have a strong chance of not only enjoying the finest weather, but also seeing a high concentration of exotic wildlife. While there are many places that you should visit, there is perhaps none that will rival the popularity of the Serengeti National Park, which is known for its vast ecosystem. Ngorongoro Conservation Area is also a good pick, which is known for black rhinos and elephants. Other places to visit include Ruaha National Park, Selous Game Reserve, Katavi National Park, and Tarangire National Park, among others.

Zimbabwe

Rhino at Matobo Hills Zimbabwe

In August, Zimbabwe experiences dry days, which makes it an excellent time to pay a visit. However, when visiting in August, take note that the nighttime temperature can be a single digit, so be prepared for the cold in your sleep. For wildlife spotting, one place worth checking out is the Hwange National Park, which is known for being a true game reserve. At the Matobo National Park, meanwhile, you will see zebras, leopards, hyenas, and giraffes, among others. Other places that you might want to see include Antelope Park, Mana Pools National Park, Zambezi National Park, and Matusadona National Park.

Namibia

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With its rugged beauty and diverse wildlife, Namibia is one of the most fascinating choices to visit if you want to go on a safari adventure in August. One of the highlights of your visit will be seeing the Etosha National Park, which is home to black rhinos, giraffes, elephants, and lions. Aside from viewing wildlife, your visit will not be complete without going to Sossusvlei, which is known as the tallest sand dune in the world.

Botswana

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While there are many national parks to visit in Botswana, if you are visiting in August, one of the best to check out is the Okavango Delta. Known as the river that never finds the sea, it is popular for its crocodiles, buffalos, birds, and zebras, among others. Another place worth seeing is the Morebi Game Reserve, which covers an area of 4,871 square kilometers and dubbed as one of the most beautiful in the continent. At the Chobe National Park, on the other hand, you will find more than 120,000 elephants that are based in the park.

Uganda

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From June to August, you can expect Uganda to be at its best, especially as the weather will permit most safari tours to operate without any problem. It is also high season, especially in places where you can see gorillas, so make sure to make advance bookings for your tours. One place worth seeing is the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, which is home not only to gorillas, but even migratory birds.

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