Kruger National Park in April
April brings autumn to the Kruger, and the vegetation in the park gradually fades from lush bushveld to a dry brown and yellow palette.
Rainfall decreases, but the occasional afternoon thundershower still occurs. Daytime temperatures remain hot while nights are getting cooler but not cold.
For the best probability of seeing animals, the private concession areas and game lodges on the western border of the Kruger are a good bet. Here the expert guides can track animals better in the thick vegetation.
April is also the last month in which a birding safari is still good in the northern regions of the park – as soon as winter begins to arrive, the migratory species depart for warmer climates.
April often has good weather with clear skies, so it’s a pleasant month in terms of weather, but the park (excluding private concessions and reserves) gets very busy during the Easter weekend at the end of the month. Finding accommodation in the public camps of the park can be difficult.