Ethiopia Weather and Climate
Weather in Ethiopia is influenced by the immediate topographical region. Ethiopia climate zones lie between the Equator and the Tropic of Cancer with 3 different climatic zones.
Ethiopia's capital city Addis Ababa, at 2,400m is situated on the foothills of Mount Entoto and has a favorable climate all year round. The best time to travel to Addis is between the months of October through to June.
Traditionally rainy seasons are experienced from June through to mid October, thus you should avoid Ethiopia Safaris during this period. This leaves the remaining part of the year with favorable climatic conditions for Ethiopian Holidays where temperature remains moderate.
Ethiopian highlands generally exhibit cooler climatic conditions whereas, the lowlands experience hot and humid climate with temperature variations much greater. The heat in the deserts and Red Sea Coastal areas can soar to extreme highs. Ethiopia’s Danakil Depression is the hottest place on the surface of Earth.