Where to Go in August
For families going away in the summer holidays, Greece is the perfect beach escape and the French Alps is a hotspot for exhilarating activities. Further a-field, Canada has plenty to offer both families and couples while Mauritius and the Maldives are just some of the places you can find desert island paradise at this time of year.
Africa is in its game-viewing prime but if you want something further afield, it is a brilliant time to visit the Pantanal in Brazil. As the largest inland wetland on earth, it’s brimming with wildlife and lush vegetation. We can arrange for you can explore the area by boat, Jeep, foot or horseback. These suggestions are just the start - below you can browse all the destinations we offer that are best seen around this time of year.
The weather is cooler but still great for sunbathing
Mauritius is always a good idea. Its swaying palm trees, powdery white sands and azure waters are the epitome of beach-side bliss. Its ideal for a tropical escape thanks to its world-renowned hotels with unparalleled service, pampering spas, eclectic mix of cuisine and fantastically diverse range of sporting activities both on land and sea. It also tends to be cheaper to go at this time of year!
Marvel at the Great Wildebeest Migration
Kenya is arguably one of the best destinations in Africa for safari. One of the best spots for game-viewing year-round is the Maasai Mara, part of the greater Serengeti ecosystem, where you'll find big cats aplenty, and during some months it is also home to huge herds of wildebeest grazing on the sweeping plains on their annual migration. This is truly the best time to experience the great migration in action. A once in a lifetime spectacle to be admired.
Perfect for an active family holiday
The idyllic Halkidiki peninsula is covered with beautiful pine forests and its rugged coastline conceals hidden, untouched beaches. Secret coves and secluded bays are nestled along its shores and these unspoilt hideaways are just waiting to be discovered. On its own sandy beach on the unspoilt Aegean coast, Eagles Palace is an intimate and charming hotel with traditional Greek hospitality. Ideal for younger children, there is our Scott Dunn Explorers kids club and popular Aqua water sports programme.
The iconic salt flats are dry & need to be seen to be believed
Take a groundbreaking adventure through an otherworldly landscape. In July, Bolivia's evocative salt flats are dry and the sky above is clear, creating ideal conditions to this never-ending expanse of pure white. But there's more to bolivia than the world's largest salt flats; there are the snow-capped peaks of the Andes, wildlife-filled rainforests and the vast savannahs of the Amazon basin, all waiting to be discovered. What are you waiting for?
Long hours of sunshine of sunshine
Norway is simply one of the most dramatically beautiful countries on earth. It is a place where you need to get out and about and get in tune with your wild-side - in the summer climb vast craggy mountains to see the most amazing views. From seascapes to vast valleys, hairpin bend roads sweeping down to mirror still waters, dense woods to open plains - the region offers a diverse wealth of natural and cultural attractions to suit the interests of everyone.
Packed with family outdoor activities
The Alps, France
Summer in the Alps is a very unique experience. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, peaceful woods, and crystal blue lakes, the air is fresh, and the atmosphere serein. Holidays here are all about being active and there are a wealth of activities whether you want to be in the water, climbing up rocks, riding a road bike or mountain biking, there is something for all the family. All this with a good helping of delicious Savoyard food that you would expect when in the Alps.
A great time to see gorillas
Uganda is situated on the equator and is known for its varied habitats. Bwindi Forest contains half of the world’s mountain gorilla population and has been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in order to protect and preserve the area and its flora and fauna. The endangered mountain gorillas are the main attraction here, but lucky visitors will also have the chance to spot chimpanzee, L’Hoest’s monkey, and some of the 346 species of bird, to name but a few.
The pantanal is drier & it's best time to spot jaguars
The Pantanal, Brazil
Amazon and the Pantanal are the world’s largest rainforest and wetlands area respectively and a paradise for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. In August keep a lookout for the elusive jaguar, along with monkeys, anteaters, pink river dolphins and 600 species of vibrant birdlife. Riding, hiking and 4WD excursions are some of the best ways to explore this fascinating part of Brazil, home to this vast array of beautiful wildlife. Experienced guides are available to take you on excursions through the forest.
Great weather & lots to do
Central Vietnam is undoubtedly a richly rewarding part of the country, the area enjoys a different climate from the rest of Vietnam, making it a good stop for families in the school summer holidays. From alluring historic cities to dazzling beaches, with rich and luminous national parks to the enchanting tea and coffee growing districts of the central highlands, there is plenty to keep all generations captivated.
The best time to surf
With picture-perfect shallow turquoise waters blending into endless sandy beaches and luxurious accommodation, the Maldives is the ultimate desert island paradise, ideal for a relaxing beach holiday, luxury honeymoon or family holiday. Each resort is set on its own private island and you arrive either by speedboat or seaplane. The beautiful island of Laamu is home to the luxurious Six Senses resort where you will be looked after from start to finish, allowing you to relax in pure five-star hospitality at its best.