Simien National Park, Ethiopia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

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.

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

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 occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February here dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost sometimes. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses

March

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April here is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella

August

If you are traveling to Simien National Park in August, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

September

If you are traveling to Simien National Park in September, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans

October

October in Simien National Park is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses

November

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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. 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.

  • Ibuprofen
  • Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor)
  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, F and G
  • A SIM card that works in Simien National Park

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