Afar, Ethiopia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Afar, Ethiopia? If you're planning to go to Afar, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

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.

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

January

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts

February

If you vacation in Afar during February, you are likely to find 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses

March

If you vacation in Afar during March, you are likely to find that it is really 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Dresses

April

If you go 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts

May

May in Afar is sweltering and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Tank tops
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light dresses
  • Light shorts

June

If you are traveling to Afar in June, you will notice that it can be excruciatingly hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Light shorts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Tank tops
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light dresses

July

If you go to Afar in July, you will notice that it can be sizzling and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light dresses
  • Skirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light shorts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Tank tops
  • Sunglasses

August

If you vacation in Afar during August, you are likely to find that it can be sizzling. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Tank tops
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Light dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Thin short sleeve shirts

September

Traveling to Afar in September, you will notice that it can be excruciatingly hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light shorts
  • Light dresses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Tank tops
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion

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).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

November

November in this region can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts

December

If you go to Afar in December, you will notice that it is hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, F and G
  • A SIM card that works in Afar

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