Simien National Park, Ethiopia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Simien National Park, Ethiopia? If you're planning to go to Simien National Park, below 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 Simien National Park, Ethiopia

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

Important essentials for Simien National Park, Ethiopia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Simien National Park, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities

Simien National Park is at a somewhat high altitude, and could cause problems for some. For that reason, you will want to be constantly hydrated and pack altitude sickness remedies.


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen


  • Supplements

    Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor before using)


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Simien National Park, Ethiopia

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Simien National Park.

What to wear/what to pack for Simien National Park, Ethiopia by month

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January

If you go to Simien National Park in January, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C). There is frost once in a while.

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February

If you go to Simien National Park in February, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). There is frost occasionally.

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March

March here dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains once in a while.

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April

If you go to Simien National Park in April, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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May

Traveling to Simien National Park 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 60s F (high 10s C).

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June

June for Simien National Park is mild. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

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July

July is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

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August

August is mild. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

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September

September in Simien National Park is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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October

If you are traveling to Simien National Park in October, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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November

November dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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December

December here dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost once in a while.

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