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

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Traveling to Danakil Depression, Ethiopia? If you're planning to go to Danakil Depression, this article contains 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 Danakil Depression, Ethiopia

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

Important essentials 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.

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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly product.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • (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


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can become worn. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

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).

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February

If you are traveling 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).

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March

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

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April

If you are traveling to Danakil Depression in April, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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May

May in this region dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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June

June here dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains once in a while.

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July

July in this region can be very hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains once in a while.

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August

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

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September

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

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October

October in this region dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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November

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

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December

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

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