Is September a good month to visit Ethiopia?

As the rain slowly subsides across the land, 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 travelling conditions across the country, and bar the far north-western corners of the country, is a perfect time to visit. 

To learn more about when to visit Ethiopia, check our ultimate guide here. 

Meskel Festival in Ethiopia

Trips to Ethiopia in September