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1 week in Ethiopia in August

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1 week in Ethiopia in August

Hi,

We are planning to visit Ethipoia in August as a couple for one week. The weather report & various travel forums suggest that August is the worst season to visit Ethiopia. However, I also came across some posts where people mentioned that it is fine to visit during August with an added benefit that places will be less crowded due to off-season. Can someone please advise whether it is OK to visit during this season. If yes, What be a reasonable itinerary for 7 days.

Thanks!

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Wigan, United...
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1. Re: 1 week in Ethiopia in August

August is during the rainy season in Ethiopia so you can expect a lot of heavy rain. You would still be able to travel to most of the tourist places especially in the North as most of these roads are now proper tarmaced roads. There will be less tourists for sure and if this is the only time you can travel I wouldn't let it put you off. It's not like places get terribly flooded and travel is impossible (maybe some places in the south may be trickier) it's more of an annoyance as in having to hide away from the rain, then after the rain most places (even in cities) can get very muddy and a bit trecherous until it dries out. If you don't mind the rain bring decent waterproofs and good boots for the mud.

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2. Re: 1 week in Ethiopia in August

Agree fully with reply 1.

Try to get Bradt Guide to Eth 7th edition.ans research options.

Be aware you get big discount on Dom flights if you fly in on Eth Airlines.

In a week best to choose either the Northern circuit by air and bus.Or perhaps 3 day trip to Harrar and 3 day south down Rift Valley.

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3. Re: 1 week in Ethiopia in August

Yeah. Flights could be an option if your budget stretches to that.

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4. Re: 1 week in Ethiopia in August

Continued...

More rain over Addis and northern Highlands than lower altitudes in East and south.

Very little rain Aug in South Omo Valley if visiting so called primitive tribes is your thing.

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5. Re: 1 week in Ethiopia in August

Hello! Here is contact if you interesting on Northern circuit

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6. Re: 1 week in Ethiopia in August

Flight will be good contact with birku_tesfaw@yahoo.com

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