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Now is the time to fly south as temperatures soar in the Northern Hemisphere, the holidays below are a mix of wildlife holidays and beach holidays so there's something for everyone.
With its impressive densities of wildlife and wide variety of activities, the Masai Mara is undoubtedly one of the most popular safari destinations in the whole of Africa. From spotting the Big Five on safari tribe to gliding over the savannah in a hot air balloon, there is never a dull moment in this iconic national park. In August, guests can expect to witness the Great Migration in full swing and observe the dramatic crossing of millions of wildebeest as they make their way over the Mara river – something you won’t want to miss!
Located between the rolling dunes of the Kalahari Desert to the east and the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Namibia is a land of breathtaking landscapes. From rhino tracking in Damaraland to sleepouts under the stars, exploring the dunes of the Namib on horseback to bush walk safaris in Etosha, Namibia offers a variety of activities that will take your holiday to the next level. With so much on offer, Namibia is the perfect destination for families, but make sure to book in advance for the peak summer months.
August in Peru is peak summer season, making it a great time to travel for couples and families alike. From exhilarating treks to the iconic Machu Picchu to the immense waters of Lake Titicaca, you will have an unbelievable time in this captivating country. Peru’s family-oriented society is full of culture and history, creating an excellent learning holiday for kids of all ages with the chance to explore and interact with an incredible range of peoples and surroundings. However, if your looking to visit Machu Picchu, be sure to secure your permit well in advance.
The Pantanal is a haven for wildlife lovers. The wide, open spaces mean that the wildlife does not have anywhere to hide, especially during the dry season. Even the most casual observer can spot the animals within the foliage. This time of year is particularly good for those interested in spotting the elusive jaguar in the wild. An encounter with these solitary, opportunistic and stalk-and-ambush predator should be top of any big cat lover’s bucket list. Other impressive wildlife sightings include families of giant otters, strikingly coloured macaws and ravenous caiman.
Central Beaches, Vietnam
A holiday through central Vietnam is loaded with ancient cities, gorgeous beaches, exquisite countryside and mouth-watering national cuisine. August is the best time if you’re looking to spend time on the beach, as the weather is hot and dry. Wander through the night market in the pretty town of Hoi An, explore the ancient city of Hue, relax on the beach in Danang and bathe in the clear waters of Nha Trang. A trip to this charming country is ideal if you love variety, culture and delicious food.