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

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

When to go to Gondar, Ethiopia

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

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

January

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in this region dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you are traveling to Gondar in March, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear

April

If you are traveling to Gondar in April, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat

May

If you are traveling to Gondar in May, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage

June

If you are traveling to Gondar in June, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat

July

If you go to Gondar in July, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

September

If you go to Gondar in September, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear

October

October here is warm. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts

November

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Gondar, 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 Gondar
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing

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