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Zimbabwe in April

April

Approaching dry season, April brings fewer showers overall and a general cooling of temperatures – and wildlife highlights including rhino and elephant calves.

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

  • Days feel fresh, and nights become increasingly chilly throughout the month
  • The wet season is coming to an end, so there’s less rainfall
  • Temperatures are relatively cool
  • It can be unpredictable, with afternoon showers fairly likely, so we recommend lots of layers and waterproof clothing

What are the highlights of visiting Zimbabwe in April?

  • Availability of camps and lodges is good, especially as properties in Mana Pools reopen
  • Rates are lower than shoulder season
  • Parks are likely to be quiet
  • It’s a great time to see young animals in the bush, as they use the thick vegetation for nutrition and shelter – look out for young rhino, elephant, and antelope species
  • Migrant birds gather before heading north
  • April is one of the best times to visit Victoria Falls for a view of the spray, because the water is at its highest and a great photo opportunity

Any lowlights?

  • April temperatures might feel a little chilly for some travellers
  • Devil’s Pool and white water rafting at Victoria Falls aren’t available at this time, because the water is so high and dangerous.
  • Game viewing can be challenging due to dense vegetation

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