August weather and where to go
As the climate continues to be dry and warm, landscapes become arid and waterholes start to dwindle. 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.
Tarangire National Park is a great place to go to look for elephants who roam freely among the sprawling plains and much of the other wildlife is likely to congregate around the Tarangire River.