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where to go on holiday in august

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Botswana: August is peak season here. It's a wonderful time to see highlights such as the Okavango Delta and Chobe. Wildlife viewing at this time can be extraordinary. Game is more concentrated around dwindling water holes or main water sources. It's a good month for wild dogs.

Madagascar: It's peak season in Madagascar. A great time for all wildlife, though book in good time as there are limited good places to stay and they get quickly booked up for August.

Malawi: This is a great time for wildlife viewing in parks such as Liwonde and Majete as it's dry.

Mozambique: See humpback whales in the south from about June to September, and from about August to October in the north.

Rwanda & Uganda: Come and trek to see gorillas and chimps, as well as other wildlife and birdlife.

South Africa & Swaziland: August is a great time for spotting wildlife in Kruger. Days are dry and warm, evenings, nights and mornings are cold. It's also a great time for wildlife viewing in KwaZulu Natal's Hluhluwe-Umfolozi, and Madikwe in the northwest. July and August are two of the best months for the Kalahari. In the Cape, near Hermanus, it's peak whale season.

Tanzania & Kenya: The Serengeti, the Masai Mara, Amboseli, Selous … all these great East African reserves and more are at their peak from July to October. In August the wildebeest migration is in central and northern Serengeti, Tanzania, and in Kenya's Masai Mara.

Zambia: South Luangwa, Kafue, Lower Zambezi and all the excellent reserves here are in peak season for superb wildlife viewing from July to roughly the end of October. The Busanga swamps in Kafue are accessible now.

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Brazil: July and August are great months for spotting wild jaguars in the Pantanal (June to October). Combine the Pantanal with the Amazon for an incredible wildlife experience. Good time for hyacinth macaws, and even maned wolves in a particular camp. August to October is also peak season for southern right whales in Santa Catarina.

Costa Rica: It can be quite wet in August, but it's still great for wildlife. From July to October in Tortuguero turtles come ashore to lay eggs.

Ecuador & Galapagos Islands: The Galapagos Islands offer a year-round wildlife spectacle which is hard to beat. July and August are drier and cooler, lovely months to visit unless you get seasick as it can be a bit windy. Fur seals are mating and sea lion pups being born. Combine this with time to explore the mainland to see the wildlife of the Amazonian rainforest (even though it can be wet now) plus the Andean regions with Andean markets and haciendas.

Peru: August is a generally good month for most experiences in Peru. The claylicks in the rainforest are attracting parrots, macaws and parakeets in good numbers from August to October.

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Madagascar: The tropical beaches of Nosy Be and other areas are definitely worth considering.

Malawi: How about a vast African lake instead of the coast? Lake Malawi is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy watersports, and can be combined with wildlife and walking.

Mauritius: Mauritius is good most of the year, with May to December being the best months. July and August are the cooler months but it's still in the mid 20°s. Excellent beaches and many superb hotels.

Mozambique: The beaches of Bazaruto archipelago and the Quirimbas Archipelago as well as the mainland are all good now. July and August are two of the cooler months, but not by much.

South Africa: The eastern region of KwaZulu Natal has stunning coastline. Try rustic cabins at Kosi Bay or luxury lodges of Kosi Forest or Thonga Beach.

Tanzania & Kenya: The Indian Ocean islands and mainland coastline are lovely at this time. Consider Zanzibar, Mafia, Diani Beach or Pemba amongst others.

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Brazil: August is a popular month to visit the beaches of Salvador and the north east.

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South Africa: Head for Mpumalanga region, west of Kruger, to see sights like the Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes and God's Window on the so-called Panorama Route. This links nicely with wildlife viewing in Kruger. The Cape is cooler with some rain, but it's still a great place to come for sightseeing in Cape Town, the Garden Route and Winelands.

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Brazil: Maybe come to Brazil to explore Rio and Iguazu Falls, and combine this with some wildlife in the Pantanal or Amazon.

Ecuador: Ecuador is good all year, though August is a little rainier than other months. Visit Indian markets and colonial cities such as Cuenca, or hike in the Andes or take in the Galapagos.

Peru: Come and explore Peru's Incan and colonial history and find out about modern life in Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Arequipa, at Lake Titicaca …

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Madagascar: Madagascar is a great place for hiking as well as seeing the wildlife and enjoying great beaches of course.

South Africa: The Cape region is cooling now but always good to visit. KwaZulu Natal is hot and sunny, so walks, cycling, horse riding and other activities would be excellent. Combine with some beach time or a safari for an exciting African adventure.

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Ecuador: Try hiking in the Andes, exploring the Amazon, taking a train ride through the Andes, and maybe combine all this with time in the Galapagos Islands.

Peru: It's a good month to be in Peru. Consider a lovely cultural trek.

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