Arusha, Tanzania: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Arusha, Tanzania? If you're planning to go to Arusha, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Arusha, Tanzania

Based on the climate and weather in Arusha, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Arusha, Tanzania by month

January

January in Arusha is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C) to 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts

February

February in this region is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage

March

March in Arusha is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage

April

April for Arusha is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

May

May here is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Skirts

June

If you visit Arusha during June, you are likely to find that it is balmy and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella

July

If you are traveling to Arusha in July, you will notice that it is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses

August

If you vacation in Arusha during August, you are likely to find that it is balmy and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

September

Traveling to Arusha in September, you will notice that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear

October

If you visit Arusha during October, you are likely to find that it is warm and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

November

If you visit Arusha during November, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat

December

December in Arusha is pretty consistently hot. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Arusha, Tanzania

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Arusha, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types D and G
  • A SIM card that works in Arusha
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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