Is April a good time to visit Ethiopia?

Throughout the April, southern Ethiopia follows the north; slowly increasing temperatures allow for travel in and around the Omo Valley and much of southwestern Ethiopia.

The average temperature throughout April is mild 25°C. Towards the end of April, the first signs of the upcoming monsoon season, which generally lasts from June to August, appear in the east of the country, making much of the Bale Mountains National Park, and rift Valley Lake 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. 

Woman and Gelada Monkey in field in the Simien Mountains

Trips to Ethiopia in April