April weather and when to go
April is the first month of the year that Zambia becomes truly accessible after the long rainy season. Thanks to the rains, the landscape is lush and green but this does mean that wildlife can be more difficult to spot in the thick vegetation.
The majority of antelope young are born in the rainy season to give the offspring the best chance of survival, so by April there will be plenty of young wildlife roaming around and learning to survive in the wild.
As this is the beginning of the drier season in Zambia, most parks will still be relatively quiet so you are likely to have wildlife encounters to yourself without having to share sightings with lots of other visitors.