Zimbabwe in August

August

August is peak season for safari, with immense concentrations of wildlife clustering around scarce water supplies.

  • Day time maximum temperature = 26°C
  • Night time minimum temperature = 8°C
  • Average rainfall = 3 mm
  • Average daylight = 11 hours

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

  • Days are bright and clear with cloudless skies, and nights are cool
  • August is mid-dry season, with little to no rainfall
  • Day time temperatures increase throughout the month
  • It’s cold at dusk and dawn, so well worth packing snug knitwear

What are the highlights of visiting Zimbabwe in August?

  • August is one of Zim’s best months for wildlife viewing
  • It’s a peak time for safari, as amazing volumes of wildlife gather around the remaining waterholes
  • It’s a great time to visit Victoria Falls, as the spray won’t obscure your view
  • Haze from bushfires and dust in the sky produces stunning sunsets – and some wonderful photo opportunities

Any lowlights?

  • August is peak season, so properties are likely to be full and more expensive
  • It’s one of the busiest months to visit Zimbabwe
  • This is the peak season for wildfires
  • Herbivores disperse over the plains in their search to find food

Recommended Safaris to Zimbabwe in August