You might want your trip to coincide with one of Ethiopia’s religious festivals, particularly Meskel (September) or Timket (January) . Visiting the historical sites in the north and the east of the Country is possible during all seasons, including during the light rains in March-April and the rainy season from mid-june to September. However, we recommended bringing rain coats, umberellas and water proof shoes if you choose to come during the rainy season. The rainy season in most southern regions of Ethiopia (like in the Omo Valley ) usually starts around April and ends in may –June, which can make some roads quite difficult during this time. Some of the most fascinating ethnic rituals like the “Jumping of the Bulls” and the “Evangadi Moon Light Dance” of the Hamer or the stick-fighting of the Mursi and Surma take place mainly during the harvest season from August to October. - The best time for travelling to the Danakil Depression (Dallol) in the north-eastern Afar region, home to active volcanoes, hot springs, colourful minerals, salt lakes and caravans, is from end of November to March, when the temperature cools down.
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When is the best time to come to Ethiopia?
Most parts of Ethiopia is accessible by land or air all year round. However the ideal time to visit Ethiopia is probably between October and January, When the rainy season is over but the Country side is still green.