Tunis: April Weather AveragesDaily averages for April
|Sunshine Hours||7.5 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||28 %|
|Rainfall days||6 days|
|Chance of Rain||34 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||5 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||28 %|
Daily averages for April
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Averages for Tunis in April
April sees temperatures in Tunis begin to rise as spring comes to North Africa. This a great time of year to visit as it is quite warm without being as stiflingly hot as it can during the summer months.
The average temperature stays around 16 degrees Celsius during the month of April. The low temperature drops down to 10 degrees Celsius, often at night, and the high temperature can rise up to 21 degrees Celsius. The average amount of sunshine on any given day rises up to 10 hours. While April showers may be bearing down on northern Europe, Tunis only sees 40 millimetres of rainfall throughout the month. This precipitation is generally concentrated over ten days.
Dates for the diary
There are numerous festivals and holidays that go on during the month of April in Tunisia. Some of these occur in Tunis but if you’re willing to travel, you can enjoy a wide range of cultural events throughout the country. The only Tunisian public holiday during April is Martyrs Day. On April 9th, the country recognises Tunisians that were killed in a 1938 struggle against colonist France and those who died in the revolution in 2011.
All across the country, there are fantastic cultural festivals. In Tunis, there is an acapella International Music Festival. This festival fluctuates on what days it falls on each year but it celebrates only Capella music with performances from international artists. In theatres and venues all across the city, artists perform all types of genres at beyond fair prices.
Oriental architecture design and style in Tunis.
Things to do
The Roman Theatre of Carthage is a fine example of ancient architecture. The amphitheatre is located outside the city of Tunis so you will need to have a mode of transportation out to it. However, once there, the amphitheatre has been recreated in some areas as it had degraded over the centuries. This is one of the largest theatres still in existence.
The Zitouna Mosque has been under remodelling for several years and continues to be to update its medieval building. Quite difficult to navigate to, this mosque does not allow non-Muslims insides its doors. So you can enjoy the architecture from the outside at least but only practitioners may enter its grounds.
Inside Zitouna Mosque, Tunis. Photo courtesy of Ashkan Photography.
Roughly an hour away from Tunis lays Raf Raf Beach. This long stretch of beach is one of Tunisia’s most beautiful shores. It’s very popular with locals – always a good sign. You can ride along this beach as well as enjoy windsurfing, sailing and snorkelling.
To really relax and unwind, consider making a trip to the El-Methihra Hammam in Tunis. This hammam or traditional Islamic spa is the oldest in the area. The services here include bathing and sauna rooms in a particular order. In order to maintain modesty, people here bathe in underwear or shorts. However, each chamber is small and private so there won’t be excessive exposure to strangers.
Where to eat & drink
Considered the finest restaurant in Tunis, Dar El Jeld is popular with couples and business travellers. The intimate yet friendly atmosphere is perfect for dates, meeting with friends old and new or arranging business matters. Dar El Jeld is located near the city centre and has traditional Tunisian cuisine and a few fusion dishes to spice things up.
La Salle a Manger has a menu of French classics. Opened in 2008, this restaurant is relatively new on the culinary scene but is growing in popularity with tourists in particular. The French menu items are rotated with the seasonality of local ingredients and paired with wines that come from across the Mediterranean. The staff has been trained in fine dining etiquette to match the exquisite ambiance.
The Dar El Jeld restaurant, Tunis city centre.
Where to stay
Another average hotel for a Tunisian holiday is the Hotel Majestic. This beautiful hotel has traditional décor in both the western and Tunisian styles. The Hotel Majestic has large, spacious rooms, which is not something commonplace in Tunis. The hotel is located near the city centre so there can be the tourist threats of pickpockets outside.
Located in the business centre of Tunis, the Sheraton Tunis Hotel is a trusted name. This large hotel has a sizable amount of rooms so there will be vacancy at almost any time of year. There are three hotels and two bars within the restaurant so you may not even need to leave the grounds. There is also a modern spa, fitness room, pool and sauna among other services.
The Dar El Medina is a boutique hotel room in the traditional Tunisian style. This trendy hotel only has 12 rooms. Each room is intimate and cosy so it will feel like a home away from home. There is an internal courtyard and some rooms overlook this courtyard, others, look out onto the city streets. Dar El Medina has free Wi-Fi for each guest.
The Hotel Nova Park is an affordable hotel in the same resort town of La Marsa. This hotel is affordable in a region that is rife with top end options. The Hotel Nova Park has swimming pools, a nightclub, free parking, bar and a large restaurant for guests to enjoy.
The Hotel Nova Park is in the resort town of La Marsa. Photo courtesy of Wael Goldenboy.