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

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Traveling to Harar, Ethiopia? If you're planning to go to Harar, 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 Harar, Ethiopia

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

Important essentials 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.

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 choice.


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • N95 masks

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

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

Traveling to Harar in January, 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.

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February

If you are traveling 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).

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March

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

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April

April here is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

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May

May in Harar is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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June

If you are traveling to Harar in June, 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).

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July

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

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August

If you go to Harar in August, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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September

September 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.

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October

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

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November

If you go 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 sometimes.

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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 occasionally.

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Activities for Harar, Ethiopia

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

If you go to the Abdela Sherif Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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