Ethiopian Wolf In Bale Mountain National Park

Ethiopia Family Holidays

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A family adventure like no other

Explore the mountains, meet troops of geladas and visit remote tribes on a rather unique family holiday in Africa

Ethiopia is a fabulous place to travel as a family. Every day is different and learning about the history and culture of this truly fascinating country goes hand in hand with having fun at the same time. We can assign the best guides for looking after visitors of all ages and ensure that everyone enjoys the experience, which is of course key to the perfect tailor-made Ethiopia family holiday.

An Ethiopia family tour is all about unique adventures in the Simien Mountains, seeing the famous geladas up close and personal, or maybe catching a glimpse of the rare Ethiopian Wolf. There's a lot of history here, with enough mystery and intrigue to capture the imaginations of children of any age. Visit to the Queen of Sheba's palace anyone? Those with a head for heights can explore the strange and wonderful rock churches, and spend time with remote tribes in the Omo Valley to learn about cultures that are very different to our own.

Hotels in Ethiopia are changing and improving, seemingly with every passing month and many now boast that all important swimming pool so you can relax in the afternoons and soak up the sunshine. We can also tailor itineraries, ensuring families have a little more time in each destination so you can relax after the long journeys.

With the rest of Africa so well-connected from Addis Ababa, we can combine Ethiopia with safaris, beach time or down exploring Cape Town, so a very varied and exciting family holiday awaits.

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When to go to Ethiopia

Find out the best time to visit Ethiopia with our month by month guide.

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January

January in Ethiopia is all about Timket, an annual Christian festival being celebrated throughout the country. It's a spectacular sight to behold. Check out our Timket tour for more information. Temperatures are pleasant at this time of year so it's a great time for touring around much of the country.

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February

February marks the end of winter in Ethiopia, so if you're travelling to the highlands pack a few extra layers as it can get cold at night.

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March

Temperatures begin to rise in March, making trekking in the Simien Mountains and exploring Lalibela great options this month. There are occasional rain showers but nothing that will really disrupt activities. It's wet in the Omo Valley region between March and June, with muddy roads disrupting travel in this area.

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April

April is the start of the short rains, which begin in the Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia.

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May

The rains arrive in the Bale Mountains National Park and the Rift Valley Lakes during May and June, so this isn't a great time for hiking in these areas. However the downpours are usually in the afternoons, leaving the mornings with blue sunny skies, and plenty of opportunity to explore the rest of the country.

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June

The rains continue, which make this a great time for the breeding season of migratory birds, with numerous colourful species to keep an eye out for.

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July

The wettest months in the northern and central highlands are July and August. The short heavy storms mean this isn't a good time for hiking in the Simien and Bale Mountains, but the downpours don't really disrupt activities throughout the rest of the country. It's a good time to visit Lalibela which will be less crowded than during the rest of the year.

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August

The wettest months in the northern and central highlands are July and August. The short heavy storms mean this isn't a good time for hiking in the Simien and Bale Mountains, but the downpours don't really disrupt activities throughout the rest of the country. It's a good time to visit Lalibela which will be less crowded than during the rest of the year.

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September

Whilst the beginning of the month will see the tail end of the rainy season, it's actually quite a good month to travel around Ethiopia, just before peak season kicks in, and whilst the country is still green and beautiful. If you want to see the carpets of yellow Meskel flowers, or witness the colourful Meskel Festival, this is the month!

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October

October is the start of the peak tourist season in Ethiopia, bringing with it great weather, pleasant temperatures, blue skies and little rainfall. A perfect time for touring around the country, particularly the Central Highlands and Northern Ethiopia.

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November

The cooler temperatures and little rainfall during November and December make them great months for exploring the Omo Valley, with better road conditions and green landscapes.

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December

The good weather and travelling conditions continue through December and into January, making this an ideal month to explore the whole country.

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    Ali

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