Afar, Ethiopia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Afar, Ethiopia? If you're planning to go to Afar, we have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Afar, Ethiopia

Based on the climate and weather in Afar, the best time to go is December. See below for details.

Important essentials for Afar, Ethiopia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Afar, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Afar, Ethiopia by month

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January

January in Afar is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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February

If you vacation in Afar during February, you may notice that it is constantly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

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March

If you visit Afar during March, you may find that it can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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April

Traveling to Afar in April, you will notice that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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May

If you visit Afar during May, you will probably see that it is a scorcher and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (low 20s C).

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June

Traveling to Afar in June, you will notice that it is unbearably hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (high 30s C).

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July

If you vacation in Afar during July, you may see that it is sizzling and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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August

August in Afar is scorchingly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 90s F (mid 30s C).

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September

If you visit Afar during September, you are likely to notice that it is unbearably hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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October

If you go to Afar in October, you will notice that it can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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November

If you go to Afar in November, you will notice that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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December

If you vacation in Afar during December, you are likely to see that it is hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

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