​Best Time to Visit – Bale Mountains 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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Bale Mountains National Park can be visited throughout the year. The best weather for hiking is in the Dry season months from November to February. This is also a good time for bird watching as Palearctic migrants flood the country. The Wet season months can be a bit more challenging, but at this time the scenery is at its best.

Best Time November to February (Little rain)
High Season October to January (The park never gets busy)
Low Season May to September (Low-season rates apply)
Best Weather November to February (Little rainfall, sunny days)
Worst Weather April, May and July to October (Wettest months)

November to March Dry Season

  • It is mostly dry and sunny
  • Scenery is lovely in November and December
  • Activities are seldom spoiled by rain
  • Roads are easier to navigate than in the Wet season
  • Best time for bird watching with migratory birds present
  • Scenery is less beautiful from January to March
  • The sky can be hazy from January to March

April to October Wet Season

  • Scenery is green and lush
  • There are many wildflowers
  • It rains regularly
  • Serious hiking might be difficult from July to October

Wildlife Photos

Best Time to Go to Ethiopia by Major Park

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  • JanJ
    FebF
    MarM
    AprA
    MayM
    JunJ
    JulJ
    AugA
    SepS
    OctO
    NovN
    DecD
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    JanJ
    FebF
    MarM
    AprA
    MayM
    JunJ
    JulJ
    AugA
    SepS
    OctO
    NovN
    DecD
  • JanJ
    FebF
    MarM
    AprA
    MayM
    JunJ
    JulJ
    AugA
    SepS
    OctO
    NovN
    DecD

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