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Kenya in August

August

August sees the Great Migration herds settling to graze in the Maasai Mara, and dry conditions ensure fantastic wildlife viewing throughout Kenya’s parks and reserves.

What's the weather going to be like in Kenya in August?

  • Days are sunny and hot, while nights are cold especially in higher areas
  • We’re in dry season, and August is one of Kenya’s least humid months
  • Water temperatures hit on average 25 degrees
  • It’s hot enough for light layers, with something snug to wear at night
  • Coastal areas benefit from very little to no rainfall, and low humidity too

What are the highlights of visiting Kenya in August?

  • August is the perfect time for beach holidays – there’s low humidity and virtually no rain
  • There are very few mosquitoes about
  • The huge herds of the Great Migration have settled into the Maasai Mara National Reserve for grazing, drawing in the big cats and raising your chances of witnessing kills
  • With water supplies drying up, wildlife clusters around permanent sources in massive concentrations, becoming increasingly easy to view
  • As the bush thins, opportunities for wildlife photography increase steadily

Any Lowlights?

  • August books up quickly, as it’s a school holiday month and a great time of year to be on safari – it’s good to plan ahead, both for location and property
  • Rates are at their highest
  • It’s very busy – guides do their best to take you away from the crowds, but if you’re hoping for a peaceful holiday we recommend travelling out of high season

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