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

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Traveling to Axum, Ethiopia? If you're planning to go to Axum, 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 Axum, Ethiopia

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

Important essentials for Axum, Ethiopia

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection you can have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly choice.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can get worn. An unreadable vaccine card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you go to Axum in January, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). There is frost once in a while.

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February

If you go to Axum in February, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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March

March in Axum dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains sometimes.

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April

April in Axum dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains once in a while.

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May

May in this region is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

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June

June is warm. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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July

July in Axum is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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August

August is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

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September

September for Axum is mild. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

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October

October in this region dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains occasionally.

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November

Traveling to Axum in November, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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December

December for Axum dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost occasionally.

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Activities for Axum, Ethiopia

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Axum.

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