• Wildebeest birthing, Tanzania

Tanzania Weather in August

Tanzania Weather in August

As the climate continues to be dry and warm, landscapes become arid and waterholes start to dwindle in August. Foliage becomes sparse which makes game viewing even easier than in previous months and many of the plains’ grasses will have been grazed down by herds of buffalo and antelope over the summer.  Although wildebeest and zebra are likely to have moved on to Kenya during this time, other animals and predators will still be present in Tanzania. The chart below shows the averages for the Serengeti throughout the month and the comparative average rainfall in Zanzibar.

Leopard close up, Tanzania

If you want a variety of activities while on safari, head to Selous and Ruaha in August which offer combinations of walking and boating safaris as well as day and night game drives. These parks still remain relatively quiet even though they have so much to offer. The pleasant temperatures only help to enhance your experience and mean you can make the most of your days.

Zanzibar is the picturesque idyllic coastal destination at this time with bright blue skies and warm white sands. You can enjoy snorkelling and sunbathing followed by a sumptuous meal of fresh seafood while watching a traditional African sunset. 

As this is still a very popular time to visit it will be important to book your trip and accommodation well in advance to avoid disappointment.


Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to Tanzania. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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