April is a great time to travel to Africa, you just need to know where to go!

Where to go in Africa in April

Our Recommendation for April

In April, East Africa is in the midst of its long rains, making the weather unpredictable. However, the game is exceptionally good in the Serengeti and the Great Migration is in full flow. In the safari areas of southern Africa the rains have passed, and with them the intense heat of summer. The bush is left beautiful, lush, and green after months of rain, which can make searching for larger game a challenge, but it is fantastic for birding. In Botswana the rivers are full, making this a spectacular time to visit both the Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls (in Zimbabwe and Zambia), which are at their peak volume. This is also one of the best times of the year to visit the beach destinations of Mauritius and the Seychelles.

South Africa

As autumn sets in and the trees begin to lose their leaves, it becomes easier to spot animals in the main game reserves. The mornings and evenings start getting cooler, and areas like Cape Town and the Garden Route will experience mixed weather at this time of the year.


We are huge fans of Botswana at this time of year, as the Okavango starts to flood and the country becomes probably the most beautiful place in Africa. Seeing the Okavango in full flood is something that every safari enthusiast, and arguably everyone, should see! However, this is still not peak season for game viewing, so attention needs to be focused on picking the right camps to guarantee the best game. There is also a huge advantage to travelling to Botswana at this time of year – Africa’s most expensive safari destination is in its low season!


April is one of the best months to visit Mauritius. With nice warm days and cooler evenings and a great sea temperature this is a very popular month for families.


April is one of the warmest months! The winds calm down as they change direction, preparing for the Southeast Monsoon. Temperatures are usually about 28°C.

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