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Kenya in 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.

  • Day time maximum temperature = 81°F
  • Night time minimum temperature = 50°F
  • Average rainfall = 25mm
  • Average daylight = 12 hours

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 77 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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