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 in Ethiopia is the place to be, with the majority of local 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. 

Church of Saint George, rock-hewn churches in Lalibela Ethiopia

Trips to Ethiopia in December