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


Our Recommendation for April

In April, East Africa is in the midst of its long rains, making the weather unpredictable but providing lots of young and therefore large herds in the Great Migration. 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 and Zambia the rivers are full, making this a spectacular time to visit both the Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls, which are at their peak volume. This is also one of the best times of the year to visit Namibia, as well as the beach destinations of Mauritius and the Seychelles.


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!


Namibia is also a fabulous destination in April as the humidity drops, high temperatures in the desert lower to much more manageable temperatures, and the country looks stunning. As with Botswana, the country is in its low season, making for great value.


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.

Great Destinations in April

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