This month also features the bull jumping ceremony of the Hamer tribe.To prove that they are eligible bachelors, the young men of the Hamer tribe in South-Western Ethiopia have to go through a three-day long rite of passage—run on the back of 7-10 bulls lined together four times without falling.
January is also a good time to visit Ethiopia to see the Ethiopian Christmas celebration.
Trekking in the Semien Mountains is ideal in February.
It works to your benefit if you want to enjoy your trip alone and not run into hordes of other tourists.
However, trails can be muddy for those seeking a trekking experience and roads could be difficult.
The dry season makes ascending Ras Dashen, the highest mountain in Ethiopia, more convenient.
This UNESCO World Heritage site boasts spectacular landscapes with its raw and rugged beauty and diverse wildlife endemic to Ethiopia.
This time of the year is also great for a visit to the Gambella National Park, home to Africa’s second-largest mammal migration.
Hailing from Tanzania, South Sudan and Uganda, more than a million endangered white-eared kob antelopes make a home in the park in search of grasslands before returning South after three months. The historical battle and the heroes that have fallen for the freedom of others are revered annually in March.
Anticipate chilly weather and pack layers of clothes and a warm a New Year celebration among the Sidama People of Ethiopia in the Southern part of the country.
A two-week celebration, the holiday has been inscribed by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Priests and deacons pray on a pool of water and spray it on people to purify their souls from sin.