​Best Time to Visit – Awash NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Bradt guidebooks to African destinations, including the guide to Ethiopia.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Bradt guidebook to Ethiopia.

Philip is the author of the Bradt guidebook to Ethiopia.

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Awash National Park can be visited throughout the year. The best time is perhaps from October to February. These months are less hot and see very little rain. This is also a good time for bird watching as Palearctic migrants stay in the country from November to March. July and August are the wettest months and can be a bit more challenging.

Best Time October to February (Little rain and less hot)
High Season September to April (The park never gets very busy)
Low Season May to August (Low-season rates apply)
Best Weather October to February (Little rainfall and not as hot)
Worst Weather July to September (Most rainfall and hot)

October to June Dry Season

  • Mostly sunny and dry
  • Roads are easier to navigate than in the Wet season
  • Best time for birding and Palearctic migrants are present
  • The scenery is very dry from January to March
  • Skies can be hazy from January to March

July to September Wet Season

  • After rain, the skies clear of dust
  • Lower rates apply in the low season
  • It rains regularly
  • It can be unbearably hot

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