Kenya In August

As the migration calms down, the crowds do too. The bush is less dense at this time making wildlife easier to spot and photograph.


Information to help you plan your safari

The excellent wildlife-viewing conditions of the dry season continue into August, as the herds of the Great Migration settle into grazing on the plains of the Masai Mara.


At a Glance


  • August is one of Kenya’s least humid months. Days are usually sunny and hot, while nights are cold, especially in areas of higher altitude.
  • It’s hot enough for light layers, but keep something warm to wear at night.
  • Water sources continue to dry up and vegetation continues to thin, which means wildlife is increasingly easy to spot.


Where to Go

  • Coastal areas experience low humidity and little to no rainfall at this time, making August one of the best months for sunbathing on the beach.
  • Although you may witness some river crossings associated with the Great Migration in August, the herds will mostly have settled on the plains of the Masai Mara.
  • As the wildebeest, zebra and gazelle graze the green savannah, they will often be pursued by predators like lion, leopard and cheetah: the circle of life in motion.


Things to Remember

  • As with July, accommodation is at a premium in August, in terms of price and availability. It is a good idea to plan ahead if you plan to take advantage of the great wildlife-viewing on offer.
  • Peak-season months like August are not ideal for safari-goers seeking a quiet getaway, particularly in the Masai Mara. If you’re looking for somewhere with few other visitors, try travelling to Kenya in the off season, or opt for a different destination altogether.


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