Is April a good time to visit Ethiopia?
Throughout the April, southern Ethiopia follows the north; slowly rising temperatures allow for travel in and around the Omo Valley and much of southwestern Ethiopia.
The average temperature throughout April is a mild 25°C. Towards the end of April, you see the first signs of the upcoming monsoon season which generally lasts from June to August, making much of the Bale Mountains National Park, and Rift Valley Lakes area boggy, with some roads impassable.
In the north, the Simien Mountains and the rest of the northern highlands remain relatively dry throughout April.
To learn more about the differences in Ethiopia month-by-month, and by region, check out our guide on when to visit Ethiopia.
Trips to Ethiopia in April
The Simien Mountains are one of Ethiopia’s most stunning destinations. With its diverse flora and fauna, immense views and extraordinary geography, it’s an exceptional place that can be enjoyed by hardy trekkers and afternoon strollers alike. A couple of nights…
- 5 Days
A true adventure across the northernmost reaches of Ethiopia. Experience community trekking on the plateaus of Tigray, where horizons stretch for miles, distant mountain peaks morph into hazy silhouettes lit by the evening sun, and pockets of light and shadow…
- 11 Days
Our community trekking routes are among our favourite experiences in Ethiopia. Offering a unique insight into rural Ethiopia through trails off-the-beaten-track, we're yet to find anyone who isn't blown away by the beauty of the rolling hills of Lalibela, the…
- 15 Days
This remarkable adventure takes you to a selection of Ethiopia's most dramatic destinations by private helicopter. Soar above the rock churches of Tigray and Lalibela, the stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife of the Simien Mountains, and the volcanoes and acid…
- 9 Days
Fusing history, culture, landscapes and wildlife along a perfectly paced circuit, this trip is a synthesis of the very best experiences on offer in Ethiopia’s northern highlands. Explorations of the ancient cities Axum, Gondar, Bahir Dar and Lalibela are broken…
- 12 Days
Explore the Simien Mountains from a luxury lodge perched high in the escarpment, discover the architectural remains of ancient civilisations, and watch the sun set over the sandstone cliffs of Tigray. The Historic North Circuit is a flagship itinerary in…
- 12 Days
Take the road less travelled and explore the arid east and volcanic north of Ethiopia. As the journey continues, the landscape morphs from lush forests, valleys and waterfalls, to vast deserts dotted with expansive salt flats, lava lakes, and volcanoes.…
- 11 Days
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