September marks the end of the wet season, which means pleasant temperatures, lush greens and almost perennial blue skies from October to March. A cardigan and warm clothes are mandatory as temperatures dip all over, especially in the highlands. Tourists tend to throng to the Orthodox Christian festival of Timkat in January, so book in advance for hotels and activities. November and December are when the South Omo Valley and the Danakil Depression come alive, so plan accordingly.
Temperatures start to warm up a little end of March, making it ideal weather for trekking. Short bursts of rainfall (called beig) start in the Omo Valley, SW Ethiopia, and gradually move east over the Rift Valley in May and June, but this is not problematic at all. The tourist crush is less and the weather still gorgeous; nothing like a little rain to cool you off on those treks of jaw-dropping beauty. September is when the worst of the rains are done, and the country heads for its dry-spell and peak season.
This is the season of heavy and persistent rainfall (the kiremt), so best to avoid travel during these months. However, if you don’t mind a little wetness, the Omo and Mago National Parks are still open for treks and wildlife spotting. In general, always check with your expert on the best times and places to travel in Ethiopia, as it's a year-round destination, particularly for wildlife spotting.
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