August is your best month to see the dramatic Mara River crossings in the Serengeti or Masai Mara.
August is the hottest month of the year in Serengeti National Park, with average temperatures ranging from 14°C (57.2°F) to 26°C (78.8°F). August is a hot and humid month when the dry season comes into high gear.
- Migratory Movements
Wildebeest herds will continue their search for lusher, greener vegetation, attempting to cross the Mara River's treacherous, crocodile-infested waters.
Crocodiles are among the predators encountered.
- River crossings
If you want to see river crossings, August is the best month to go. The animals will cross a foreign border between Tanzania's Serengeti and Kenya's Masai Mara.
- Accommodation options
Book early on both sides of the Mara River. The Olakira Camp, Sayari Mara, and Mara River mobile camps offer a once-in-a-lifetime migratory safari.