Is December a good month to visit Ethiopia?
December is one of the best months of the year to visit Ethiopia. Conditions in the northern highlands are perfect, with clear skies, sunny days, and minimal rainfall.
Of course, temperatures are still mild in the highlands, with day time temperatures averaging 25°C, and it can get chilly in the evenings due to the altitude.
For those wanting to sample some of the world's premier vegan and vegetarian food, December is a great month to visit as the majority of the locals will be observing a 43-day fast known as the fast of the prophets, in preparation for Ethiopian Christmas on the 7th January.
Being one of the most popular months to visit, there are other considerations if you are thinking about visiting in December, including price and availability. Check out our when to visit Ethiopia page for more information.
Trips to Ethiopia in December
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…
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…