An African safari in April sees one of the year’s most dramatic weather changes: torrential rains have descended in East Africa, while Southern Africa is drying out. This means that an African safari in April will most likely be rewarding in southern areas such as Botswana, Zambia, and the Kruger. Even more so when you consider that April is a fantastic month to see the famed Victoria Falls. We’ve got some of the best places to go on an African safari in April in our latest blog post.
Kruger National Park Safari in April
The Kruger National Park is still green and lush in April, but waterholes are decreasing and animals are congregating at larger water sources. There is usually superb animal viewing in Kruger Park, but for the hopes of a Big Five experience, visit one of the adjacent private reserves. These reserves include accommodation for every sort of traveller and morning and night guided game drives with professionals.
Zimbabwe and Zambia
This is the beginning of the dry season in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park and Mana Pools National Park, and it is undoubtedly one of the most attractive times to visit these impressive reserves, as animals begin to concentrate around waterholes.
During a safari in April, the mighty Zambezi River is powered by summer rains as it thunders over the world-famous Victoria Falls, creating massive clouds of mist in the air, making it one of the greatest seasons to see this natural wonder. From here, you can fly via Lusaka to the Lower Zambezi National Park or South Luangwa. Both National Parks offer a variety of lodges located within and around the parks, perfect for a safari in April. Activities include game drives and walks, river activities, and birding. Both parks are known for their big game, including elephants, buffalo, hippos, and big cats, and some lodges provide spot-lit night drives to monitor Africa’s nocturnal predators.
Chobe National Park & Savuti Safari in April
We love Botswana in April when the Okavango Delta begins to flood, making it arguably the most picturesque country in all of Africa. Everyone who enjoys safaris should visit the Delta during this month. The Chobe River is the most well-known area of the Chobe National Park and routinely offers fantastic vistas of elephants and other large animals. Although the dry season (July to October) is when it is most fruitful, game drives and boat safaris will nevertheless show you a plethora of species in and around the river throughout this time.
After Chobe, take a flight to Savuti, which is considered to be the best location for dramatic wildlife viewing. Although it is still warm in April, the area is wild and unpredictable. In addition, a zebra migration is set to pass through at this time. Staying at a lodge on the Savuti Channel will give you a fantastic chance to witness the local big game from the comfort of your chalet, including elephants, lions, buffalo, and giraffes.
Namibia in April
The rainy season ends with the arrival of April. Namibia is considered to be at its most attractive during this warm, dry, and sunny period when the air is mainly free of dust and the orange sands of the deserts are punctuated with areas of colourful greenery. The abundance of birds and beautiful scenery more than makeup for the fact that it’s not the best season to see wildlife because there is still plenty of water to be discovered.