Kruger National Park in April

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The month of April brings autumn to the Kruger and the vegetation in the park begins a gradual fade 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 are able to track animals better in the thick vegetation. April is also the last month in which birding 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 is 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.


Popular Kruger National Park Safaris

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Thornybush Game Reserve Safari (4 days)

Enjoy the city life in Johannesburg and track the Big Five in the Thornybush Game Reserve...

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Combine three of Southern Africa's most loved destinations into one romantic getaway and you'll share the memories forever...

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 | South African Bush and Beach Journey (10 days)

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Explore the magic of Cape Town followed by the Scenic Garden Route and finally the Big Five members at the Kruger National Park...

 | Cosmopolitan Cape Town and Kruger Tour (7 days)

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 | Big Five Safari in the Kruger National Park (3 days)

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Encounter the Big Five safari and discover the elusive leopard...

 | Luxury South Africa to Zimbabwe Safari (8 days)

Luxury South Africa to Zimbabwe safari (8 days)

Spot the Big Five in Thornybush Private Game Reserve and enjoy the majesty of Zimbabwe's roaring Victoria Falls ...

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Blissful Fly-In Kruger Safari (4 days)

Experience luxury in the Kruger Park ...

 | Cape Town and Kruger Family Safari (8 days)

Cape Town and Kruger Family Safari (8 days)

Combine the best that Cape Town and the Kruger National Park have to offer – beach and bush – for the ideal family holiday...

 | Sabi Sand Game Reserve Safari (5 days)

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