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Zambia in April


Heralding the start of the dry season, April involves fewer showers, drying floodwaters, calving season for antelopes, and the Kuomboka festival in the Zambezi region.

What's the weather going to be like in Zambia in April?

  • Days are warm, but nights can feel cool
  • April is the beginning of the dry season – the rains decrease and floodwaters start to dry out
  • Night temperatures are beginning to drop slightly
  • YZ recommends bringing a light fleece for cooler evenings.

What are the highlights of visiting Zambia in April?

  • Properties in the national parks of Kafue and the North Luangwa and South Luangwa start to re-open
  • Most safari areas are still relatively quiet
  • The rain has made the bushscape lush and green
  • There are lots of baby antelopes running around
  • The Kuomboka festival, celebrating the king of the Lozi people’s move from the Zambezi’s Barotse floodplain to higher ground, usually falls in April
  • Young herbivores amidst lush landscapes makes for stunning photography.

Any lowlights?

  • Animals are harder to spot in the thick bush
  • The migratory birds have moved on
  • Mosquitoes numbers are high
  • Victoria Falls is in full flow at this time of year, and the spray can impede views (you could go on a helicopter flight for panoramic vistas away from the spray).

Recommended Safaris to Zambia in April

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