Massawa

Massawa, Eritrea
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by Reinhard Dietrich
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Attractions

Hotels

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Tours & Activities

Climate & Best time to visit Massawa

Climate in Massawa:

Number of rainy days:

J Jan
F Feb
M Mar
A Apr
M May
J Jun
J Jul
A Aug
S Sep
O Oct
N Nov
D Dec
3
2
2
1
1
0
0
0
0
2
1
3

Best time to visit Massawa:

Cooler Months (October to February): This period is often considered one of the better times to visit Eritrea. The weather is milder and more comfortable during these months, making it favorable for outdoor exploration, historical sightseeing, and visits to cultural sites like Asmara's Art Deco architecture.

Hot Season (March to May): These months mark the onset of the hot season in Eritrea. Temperatures rise significantly, and it can be very hot and dry, especially in the lowland areas. Travel during this time can be challenging due to the intense heat.

Rainy Season (June to September): Eritrea experiences a brief wet season with sporadic and limited rainfall. The landscape becomes greener, but travel might still be feasible. This season is generally less hot compared to the preceding months.

Money & Prices

Currency in Eritrea:

Eritrean nakfa (ERN)

How expensive is a trip to Massawa?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
2.98 USD
Fast food meal:
4.37 USD
Mid-range meal:
9.63 USD
Bottle of water:
0.33 USD
Soft drink:
0.48 USD
Cappuccino:
1.75 USD
Local Beer:
1.75 USD
Transportation:
Public transport - one way ticket:
0.32 USD
Taxi - 1km:
0.66 USD
Accommodation:
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

Day Trips

Top Day Trips from Massawa:

General information

Eritrea general information:

Electricity:
Voltage: 230 V, Frequency: 50 Hz
Sockets:
  • Type C (European 2-pin)
  • Type L (Italian 3-pin)

Visa & Travel Requirements

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