Is September a good month to visit Ethiopia?

As the rain slowly subsides across Ethiopia, the country is left in a state of utter beauty. The country erupts in thick foliage, making your veranda, escarpment, or road trip views even more impressive. 

September is also a time for festivities, and the annual new year celebration takes place on 11th September on the Gregorian calendar.

Ethiopian New Year, also known as Meskel, is one of the biggest celebrations on the Ethiopian calendar.

Named after the carpets of yellow flowers that bloom across the foothills of Addis Ababa, Meskel marks the beginning of much more amenable travel conditions across the country, and bar the far north-western corners of the country, is a perfect time to visit. 

Blue Nile Falls in Ethiopia

The main viewpoint of the Blue Nile Falls

Trips to Ethiopia in September

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