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

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

When to go to Gambela, Ethiopia

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

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

January

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February for Gambela 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:

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

March

Traveling to Gambela in March, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April for Gambela is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you go to Gambela in May, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June for Gambela is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

Traveling to Gambela in July, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you are traveling to Gambela in August, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September can be very hot. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

Traveling to Gambela in October, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you are traveling to Gambela in November, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Gambela 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:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Gambela, Ethiopia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Gambela, 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 Gambela

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