Egypt in April: Go on a Desert Safari
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The land of the ancient Pharaohs, Egypt is home to a plethora of ancient wonders, rich history and culture. Explore the ruins and monuments of antiquity, take a camel safari in its vast desert landscapes, or enjoy a perfect holiday at one of many outrageously beautiful beach resorts, Egypt offers everything your heart desires. Being a predominantly desert country, Egypt’s weather is hot all year round. But if you visit Egypt in April, you will be able to avoid the blistering desert heat in the summer.
Egypt Weather in April
The average temperature of Egypt in April is between 15°C and 27°C, which is mild considering the blistering summer that runs from May till August. Cairo sees lovely warm weather in April, ranging between 15°C and 28°C. Meanwhile, Luxor, being one of the hottest places in the country, can see the mercury climb up to 35°C. The coastal city of Sharm El-Sheikh has a pleasant condition around this time, with the temperature fluctuating between 20°C and 30°C. The sea temperature is at around 23°C. Dahab is another popular beach destination in Egypt. In April, the temperature here can reach up to 27°C during the day. Sandstorms stirred up by Khamsin, a hot dry wind, is also fairly common in April.
For a seasonal overview, go through our guide on the best time to visit Egypt.
Weather in Egypt in April - Rainfall and Temperatures
|Avg Daily (°C)||18||18||22||27||32||34||34||33||32||28||23||19|
|Avg Nightly (°C)||9||9||12||15||18||20||22||22||20||18||14||10|
|Avg Daily (°F)||64.4||64.4||71.6||80.6||89.6||93.2||93.2||91.4||89.6||82.4||73.4||66.2|
|Avg Nightly (°F)||48.2||48.2||53.6||59||64.4||68||71.6||71.6||68||64.4||57.2||50|
|Avg Rainfall (mm)||15||4||8||7||0||0||1||0||5||5||1||3|
Why Visit Egypt in April
Apart from occasional sandstorms, April is a great month to travel to Egypt. Here are some of the reasons why:
- Sinai Liberation Day: The 25th of April in Egypt is celebrated as Sinai Liberation Day. It marks the day the land of Sinai was liberated from Israel and is celebrated across the country with festivities and gatherings. Tourist areas like Sharm El-Sheikh and Dahab have parties on the day and there is a festive atmosphere everywhere.
- Desert camping: In the winter the desert is too cold at night but in April the desert weather is just perfect for enjoying crazy adventures like overnight felucca trips or White Desert camping trips.
- Coptic Orthodox Easter: Orthodox Christians of Egypt celebrate Coptic Easter in April and it is followed by Sham Ennessim. On this day, all Egyptians flood parks and recreational spaces for picnics to celebrate spring and enjoy a public holiday.
- Fewer crowds: April falls in the shoulder season of Egypt. This is the period when not many people visit the country. So, if you tour Egypt in April, you will find the top attractions in the country are less crowded with tourists.
Where to go and what to do
Egypt’s average temperature starts to climb in April, so make your way to the hottest places like Luxor at the beginning of the month to try and catch the last glimpses of spring. This is where the Valley of the Kings is located. While in Luxor, instead of a conventional tour, you can take to the skies and enjoy the place from a hot air balloon. To escape the Luxor heat, you can also take a Nile River cruise.
Cairo enjoys comfortable weather in April. From here, you will have access to Egypt’s most popular attractions like the Pyramids and the Sphinx. You can also explore the many museums in the city.
Mount Sinai is a special place to visit in Egypt, as Sinai Liberation Day is celebrated with great pomp and show at the end of the month. Here, you will also get to view St Catherine’s Monastery, located at the foot of the mountain, and see the world’s oldest continually operated library and a massive collection of biblical icons.
The resort cities of Hurghada, Dahab, and Sharm El-Sheikh are some of the best places to be if you are looking for a beach holiday in Egypt.
If you are up for a real adventure, make your way to Wadi El Gemal National Park in the southeast of Egypt, on the Red Sea Coast. This fascinating national park is home to thousands of wild camels that congregate in dramatic canyons and are next to crystal blue ocean water. It is an odd pairing but you will find scenes that few travelers are privy to.
Look at our suggested itineraries to figure out how many days to spend in Egypt to see everything you want.
April is an excellent time to visit Egypt if you want to enjoy the country’s popular attractions without many tourist crowds around. You will get to experience the best of everything in Egypt in April, before the sweltering summer heat sets in the desert country. What is more, you will also be able to get the shoulder season deals on your travel and accommodation. Speak to our travel experts to plan a customized tour of Egypt.