Botswana

Botswana in April

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April is a shoulder season between summer and winter, seeing a period of transition between the hot yet rainy days of summer and the more pleasant days of the winter season. April is generally dry characterised by cooler days and warmer evenings. This is a happy medium between the two main seasons and therefore starts to see an increase in travellers visiting Botswana. 

Temperatures are usually steady around 30°C with few clouds, meaning there can be little respite from the heat. Climate between day and night can vary significantly so be prepared with a range of layered clothing, particularly for early morning drives and late night stories around the campfire.

There is a significant drop in rainfall from March to April and clear skies are predominant. 

Temperatures are usually steady around 30°C with few clouds, meaning there can be little respite from the heat. Climate between day and night can vary significantly so be prepared with a range of layered clothing, particularly for early morning drives and late night stories around the campfire.

Cooler mornings are an ideal time to spot rhino feeding on the remaining green foliage before landscapes dry out towards the end of the month and further into the dry season. They are generally relaxed slow-moving animals and catching them feeding is a good time to take some photos of these fascinating creatures.

Weather and game viewing improve from April onwards hence popularity increasing, meaning all lodges and camps will be open. With more dates available you will have more options open to you, yet advance booking will still be essential.

April in Botswana also hosts the Maitisong Performing Arts Festival in Gaberone. This annual celebration combines local and international outdoor dance, theatre and music in a spectacular cultural fiesta.

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