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

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

When to go to Danakil Depression, Ethiopia

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

What to wear/what to pack for Danakil Depression, Ethiopia by month

January

Traveling to Danakil Depression in January, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses

February

If you go to Danakil Depression in February, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you are traveling to Danakil Depression in March, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April for Danakil Depression very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you go to Danakil Depression in May, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you go to Danakil Depression in June, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 80s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Danakil Depression is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion

August

August here is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses

September

September for Danakil Depression dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses

October

If you go to Danakil Depression in October, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November here very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Danakil Depression, Ethiopia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Danakil Depression, 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 Danakil Depression

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