Africa Travel in April
In East Africa the long rains have arrived. Wildlife is still exceptionally good in the Serengeti and you can take advantage of lower rates BUT some lodges and camps close over this time and some roads become impassable.
By contrast the summer rains have gone from Southern African destinations and temperatures are starting to cool down.
- Max Day Temp: 31°C
- Min Night Temp: 17°C
- Avg Rainfall: 28mm
April in Botswana is beautiful. The rains have ended and nighttime temperatures are much more pleasant, though it is still around the 30 degree Celsius mark during the day.
Lots of Zebra and Impala babies are born and predators make the most of the easier hunting opportunities.
As waterholes dry up, animals migrate towards more permanent water sources and by April the large herds of Elephants are arriving back at the Chobe Riverfront area. Thousands of Zebra can be seen in the biggest migration outside of the Serengeti/Maasai Mara at the Makgadikgadi and Nxai Salt Pans. They stick around until the seasonal water and grazing drys up before moving to the likes of the Boteti River.
- Max Day Temp: 26°C
- Min Night Temp: 13°C
- Avg Rainfall: 28mm
Namibia in April is a photographers delight. Desert regions are tinged with green and wild flowers and there is little dust to contend with.
The seasonal rains do vary and you need to be prepared if they are late as you could still experience downpours. Overall though things are drying out and wildlife is starting to concentrate more around waterholes.
Bird life is prolific and it is a great time to see large numbers of migratory species.
- Max Day Temp: 27°C
- Min Night Temp: 14°C
- Avg Rainfall: Kruger 35mm, Cape Town 74mm
Safaris in South Africa a superb year-round. Temperatures cool off and the days are not as humid.
April is the last chance to see summer migrant bird life before they start to head back to the northern hemisphere. In Kruger, trees are starting to loose their leaves, making wildlife easier to spot against a backdrop of beautiful Autumn colours.
It is a also a great time for hiking in the Drakensberg Mountains. With less cloud cover you will be rewarded with expansive views and cooler temperatures.
India Travel in April
- Max Day Temp Delhi: 37°C
- Max Day Temp Mumbai: 33°C
- Max Day Temp Kochi: 33°C
- Max Day Temp Darjeeling (Eastern Himalayan Foothills): 17°C
- Max Day Temp Dharamshala (Northern Himalayan Foothills): 26°C
It starts getting hot hot hot in the North with temperatures climbing over 40 degrees Celcius. In places such as Rajasthan the heat and sun are are unrelenting.
However for nature lovers it is again a great time to explore the cooler foothills of the Himalayas. In the eastern parts, the orchids are in full bloom.
For those that are real wildlife enthusiasts, sightings are at their best from April until the National Parks close mid June.
It is not the best time to visit the South as the humidity starts climbs through the roof bringing intermittent downpours during late afternoons and evenings.