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Lama Machu Picchu Istock 479900992

Travelling in August

Explore below to discover the best travel experiences in August. Explore below to discover the best travel experiences in August.
Explore below to discover the best travel experiences in August. Explore below to discover the best travel experiences in August.
Where to Visit in August
We've selected some the best destinations to explore in August. Embark on inspiration. When you are ready, our travel experts are on hand to match your travel aspirations to a unique blend of places and experiences.We've selected some the best destinations to explore in August. Embark on inspiration. When you are ready, our travel experts are on hand to match your travel aspirations to a unique blend of places and experiences.
Table Mountan Hike Cape Town Istock 1216765189
Table Mountan Hike Cape Town Istock 1216765189
Stunning South Africa
South Africa is sublime in August. Plan a family adventure during the school holidays and you can spot the Big Five in malaria-free wildlife reserves, learn about the Anglo-Zulu wars in KwaZulu Natal’s battlefields, and finish off with some R&R in the Cape Winelands.
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Meerkats On Person Kalahari Istock 94973607 By Pjmalsbury
Meerkats On Person Kalahari Istock 94973607 By Pjmalsbury
Meerkat Madness in Makgadikgadi
Meet the meerkat of Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Pan when you stay at Jack’s Camp. The meerkat thrive in the desert like environment, and are incredibly curious whenever anyone comes to visit. Prepare to be used as a climbing frame!
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Machu Picchu Eduardo Flores 759719 Unsplash
Wonder at Ancient Civilisations
Machu Picchu and the fortresses, temples, and observatories of the Inca Empire form the centrepiece of a fascinating holiday to Peru in the long dry season. Talk to us about combining them with the natural wonders of the Amazon or Galapagos.
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Migration River Crossing Ss
Migration River Crossing Ss
Migration River Crossing in the Mara
In August the Great Migration has moved on to the Mara River, which straddles Kenya and Tanzania. The animals on the move number in the millions, and include not only wildebeest and zebra but Thompson’s gazelle, topi, and eland as well.
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Chiawa Walk Tree Animals
Chiawa Walk Tree Animals
Walk in South Luangwa
Norman Carr pioneered the walking safari in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park. The guides he trained are still inspiring visitors with their knowledge, and Journeysmiths considers them to be amongst the very best in Africa.
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Whales Cape South Africa Istock 138175173
Whales & Great White Sharks
Who says a safari has to be on land? In South Africa in August, some of the best wildlife sightings are off the Cape. The whale are carving at this time of year, and on a boat trip you will also see great white shark, dolphin, and more.
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Views Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp Skeleton Coast
Views Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp Skeleton Coast
Cooler Weather in Namibia
Namibia is at its most comfortable weather wise during the southern hemisphere’s winter. Plan family expedition out in the desert, hiking and quad biking by day, then camping beneath the most incredible clear sky each night. An adventure like this takes some beating.
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Jaguar In Pantanal Istock 918166020 By Tane Mahuta
Best for Spotting Jaguars
In August, why not head to Latin America? The Amazon and the Pantanal both offer some extraordinary wildlife sightings, especially if you want to see big cats. The near threatened jaguar is the most impressive, and it is a keystone species in its ecosystem.
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Quarkexpeditions Spitsbergen Explorer Credit Davidmerron 252
Sail to Svalbard
The archipelago of Svalbard lies between Norway and the North Pole. In the summer months, the sun barely sets, there are stunning opportunities for birding, and you stand a good chance of spotting polar bear out hunting on the ice.
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Lemur Portrait Ss
Lemur Portrait Ss
Encounter Lemurs in Madagascar
Lemurs are the postcard mental image that we all have of Madagascar – and with good reason! With over 100 species of these bright-eyed, leaping primates, all endemic to this island, they are truly iconic.
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Trip Ideas for August
Every itinerary we create is tailored to your interests and preferences. These handcrafted, luxury experiences, curated by our travel specialist, offer a glimpse into the possibilities when you travel with Journeysmiths in August.Every itinerary we create is tailored to your interests and preferences. These handcrafted, luxury experiences, curated by our travel specialist, offer a glimpse into the possibilities when you travel with Journeysmiths in August.
Guest Tent Duba Plains Camp
Guest Tent Duba Plains Camp
Explore Desert and Delta
Ultimate Luxury Botswana Safari
From the pristine wilderness of Linyanti, to the glistening floodplains of the Okavango Delta, and beyond to the shimmering salt flats of Makgadikgadi - this Botswana safari will leave you with incredible memories from beginning to end. Experience the diverse ecosystems and wildlife Botswana has to offer in this epic journey from plains, to delta to desert.
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Mokoro Exporation From Xigera Safari Lodge
Mokoro Exporation From Xigera Safari Lodge
Botswana and Cape Town Trip Idea
Safari and City in Ultimate Luxury
Travel across Southern Africa in complete luxury, staying at some of the most exclusive properties on the continent. With every single detail taken care of by exceptional guides and staff at each location, you can concentrate on what really matters - immersing yourself in an exclusive African safari experience.
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Livingstone Island Devils Pool
Livingstone Island Devils Pool
Tanzania Trip Idea
Victoria Falls and Safari
Indulge in a luxurious Zambian getaway. Start with the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls, then venture into the wilderness for an exclusive safari, encountering Zambia's diverse wildlife while unwinding in stunning accommodations, creating an unforgettable African adventure.
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Walking Up The Dunes In Sossusvlei
Walking Up The Dunes In Sossusvlei
Namibia and Botswana Trip Idea
Adventure in Namibia and Botswana
Embark on a journey through the wild terrains of Botswana and Namibia, experiencing the epitome of a luxury safari. Encounter majestic wildlife in the Okavango Delta, traverse the surreal landscapes of Namibia's deserts, and unwind in opulent lodges amidst nature's grandeur.
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Main Lodge Pool With Elephant Mhondoro Safari Lodge The Waterberg
Main Lodge Pool With Elephant Mhondoro Safari Lodge The Waterberg
South Africa Trip Idea
Malaria Free South Africa
The only country able to offer malaria-free safaris, South Africa is a wonderful choice for many looking for a luxury safari experience. Enjoy the abundance of wildlife on offer in some of the most exclusive private reserves, before exploring cosmopolitan Cape Town, where the glamour of the city meets the rugged outdoors.
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Kenya Migration River Crossing Istock 637041774 By Vlapaev
Kenya Migration River Crossing Istock 637041774 By Vlapaev
Kenya Trip Idea
The Great Migration
An expedition that marries the awe-inspiring spectacle of the Great Migration with lesser-known treasures. Explore iconic wonders and uncover hidden gems, blending bucket list adventures with thrilling discoveries for an unforgettable journey of contrasts.
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Infinity Pool Lodo Springs Laikipia
Infinity Pool Lodo Springs Laikipia
Kenya Trip Idea
Kenya Safari and Beach Adventure
Merge thrilling safari experiences amid iconic wildlife-rich landscapes with tranquil beachfront relaxation along the pristine shores of the Indian Ocean, creating an unforgettable journey of contrasts and indulgence.
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Mountain Gorilla In Rwanda Istock 154952227
Rwanda Trip Idea
Rwanda and Tanzania
Experience a safari holiday like no other, with a journey across the remarkable landscapes of Rwanda and Tanzania. Be captivated by big game, search for primates in the rainforest, enjoy spectacular birdwatching and see the epic migration of wildebeest and plains game - all in one unforgettable trip you will regale for a lifetime.
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Morning In Machu Picchu Istock 682040222 By Dimarik
Morning In Machu Picchu Istock 682040222 By Dimarik
Peru Trip Idea
Luxury Peru
Embark on an opulent Peruvian odyssey, indulging in breath taking landscapes, exclusive accommodations, and culturally immersive experiences.
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Istock 172738343 Walking In The Andes Peru
Peru Trip Idea
Active Peru
Peru is the perfect place for an exhilarating adventure. Immerse yourself in thrilling activities, from trekking majestic peaks to exploring ancient ruins, for an adrenaline-fuelled experience.
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Aerial View Jao Camp Okavango Delta
Aerial View Jao Camp Okavango Delta
Botswana Family Trip Idea
Family Safari in Botswana
From the glistening floodplains of the Okavango Delta, to the pristine wilderness of Linyanti, and beyond to the shimmering salt flats of Makgadikgadi - this family friendly safari will leave you all with lifelong memories. Experience the diverse ecosystems and wildlife Botswana has to offer in this spectacular journey from Delta to Desert.
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Table Mountan Hike Cape Town Istock 1216765189
Table Mountan Hike Cape Town Istock 1216765189
South Africa Family Trip Idea
South Africa Family Safari
See the splendour of South Africa as a family on this exclusive safari. Spend your days exploring captivating Cape Town, enjoying the delights of the Winelands and on safari, seeking out the abundant wildlife that roams the wilderness. No matter your age, this iconic safari will leave you with memories for a lifetime.
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Lion Mother Of Notches Rongai Pride With Cub In Masai Mara Kenya Ss Maggy Meyer
Lion Mother Of Notches Rongai Pride With Cub In Masai Mara Kenya Ss Maggy Meyer
Kenya Family Trip Idea
Family Safari in Kenya
From the iconic Masai Mara to the awe-inspiring Laikipia, explore Kenya as a family. Witness breathtaking wildlife and immerse yourselves in rich traditions for an unforgettable adventure in a land where the untamed wilderness thrives alongside vibrant cultures.
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Elephants In Tanzania Ss
Elephants In Tanzania Ss
Tanzania Family Trip Idea
Tanzania Family Safari
Create memories of a lifetime together on an epic family safari in Tanzania. Witness the endless, game-filled plains of the Serengeti, explore the natural wonder of the Ngorongoro Crater and experience the magnificent wildlife in Tarangire.
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Istock 187572264
Peru Trip Idea for Families
Family Adventure in Peru
Set off on a captivating family adventure in Peru, where ancient wonders and vibrant culture await. From exploring the mystical Machu Picchu to navigating the Amazon rainforest, this itinerary promises unforgettable moments that will weave the rich tapestry of Peru into the fabric of your family's cherished memories.
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