When to go to Ethiopia

Best time to visit Ethiopia

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Ethiopia can be visited at any time of year, but different seasons have different advantages.

if you’re interested in experiencing Ethiopia’s cultural festivals, some of which are held during the rainy season. If you’re on a budget, travelling during the low season is also a good way to save money.

Although Ethiopia’s climate varies greatly depending on the region you’re planning on visiting, the wet season generally lasts from June to September. June and July are the wettest months, particularly in the Northern Highlands. Weather wise, therefore, the best time to travel is from October to end of May, when the climate is both dry and sunny.

Can be visited all year round but the best time is September to February dry season is good time to plan a trip to the ancient rock-cut churches of Ethiopia’s stunning Northern Highlands. However, even during the wet season, rains rarely last all day. If you’re looking to save money, consider booking a trip from  March to August, when the rains are light and prices for accommodation and tours are generally lower.

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The Simien Mountains are a vast mountain range whose highest peak stands at 4,620 meters, making it one of the highest mountains in Africa. Trekking here is fantastic, not only because of the scenery, gorges and streams, but also because you get a chance to look for endemic wildlife like the gelada baboon and the walia ibex. The best time to trek is from September to June, when it’s dry, green and relatively dust free. September and October in particular can be spectacular because this is when the mountain wildflowers are in full bloom.

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Can be visit all year round. This region has two rainy seasons – one lasting from March to June, and a shorter one in November. Access is always possible during these times, so planning your trip at anytime of the year.

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Danakil is one of the hottest places on earth, with daytime temperatures easily reaching 122℉/ 50℃. It’s a fascinating destination where you can witness the age old tradition of salt caravans, experience Afar culture, and marvel at a myriad of active volcanoes. If you’ve ever felt the urge to visit another planet, you’ll love the extraordinary landscapes of this region. To avoid feeling like you’re boiling alive, however, make sure to visit during the cooler months of September to April.

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Ethiopian festivals are certainly worth planning a trip around. Mostly religious, festivals generally last several days. Orthodox Christian festivals are the most prominent and visible in Ethiopia, and are celebrated according to the Ethiopian calendar. For example, Ethiopian Christmas (known as Ganna) is celebrated on January 7thEnkutatash, the Ethiopian New Year, is celebrated on September 11th. If you’re keen to experience Ethopian festivities at their most colorful, consider planning your trip around Meskel or Timket – but be prepared to book your domestic flights and hotels well in advance.

the best time to travel is September, January and April .

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Wildlife viewing is consistent throughout the year, but resident birds tend to be most colorful during the breeding season, which usually coincides with the rains, while the European winter months attract flocks of migrants from the north.

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