Namibia

Namibia in April

April weather & where to go

April marks the end of the rainy season, and the start of a shoulder season; air is fresh, vegetation lush (as it can be), and the air is largely free from dust. Temperatures are more moderate than earlier in the year, and the average rainfall drops dramatically. As with March, landscapes are green, and in fact this is considered by some to be when Namibia is at its most beautiful. There are green patches in the normally orange and arid desert, and bright flowers can pierce through.

This is still not a prime time for game viewing, as there is still plenty of water around, however the mix of wildlife, birds, and stunning landscapes makes it a really great time to travel.

If Easter falls in April, Namibia can be relatively busy, as this is a relatively popular place for families in the Easter holidays. If you can avoid the Easter rush, this is one of our favourite times to travel; good prices, few tourists, stunning vistas, and good wildlife (although as mentioned, the wildlife is not at its peak here).

April is also a time to get to the Skeleton Coast, so if you are looking to cover a vast majority of Namibia in one safari, this can be the best time.

Note that days can see shorter in April due to Daylight Savings Time; the sun will set at about 5.30pm. April is also cooler compared to January to March, with a daily average of 26 degrees centigrade, and night time temperatures averaging at just 13 degrees.

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