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

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Traveling to Gondar, Ethiopia? If you're planning to go to Gondar, the following is 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 Gondar, Ethiopia

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

Important essentials 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.

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


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear away. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

  • (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 protection you can have.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • 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).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly product.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent option.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

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

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February

If you are traveling to Gondar in February, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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March

March dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains sometimes.

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April

April in this region is warm. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains once in a while.

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May

If you are traveling to Gondar in May, 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 low 70s F (low 20s C).

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June

June for Gondar is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

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July

Traveling 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).

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August

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

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September

Traveling 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).

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October

October is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains sometimes.

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November

If you go 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).

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December

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

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Activities for Gondar, Ethiopia

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

If you are planning to go to the must-see Debre Birhan Selassie Church, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

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