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

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

When to go to Harar, Ethiopia

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

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

January

January very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Socks

February

If you go to Harar in February, 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:

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

March

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April here is warm. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you are traveling to Harar in May, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. 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:

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

June

Traveling to Harar in June, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. 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 luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear

July

If you go to Harar in July, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August here is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September is warm. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you are traveling to Harar in December, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Harar, 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 Harar
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Appropriate museum wear

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