Bamenda, Cameroon: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Bamenda, Cameroon

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

What to wear/what to pack for Bamenda, Cameroon by month

January

January in Bamenda is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

February

If you are traveling to Bamenda in February, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear

March

In March, Bamenda is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Bamenda, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants

April

April for Bamenda is warm and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear

May

May in Bamenda is a perfect temperature and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

June

In June, Bamenda is warm and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Bamenda, with most of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear

July

If you visit Bamenda during July, you are likely to find that it is balmy and extremely rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (mid 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses

August

August for Bamenda is balmy and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains nearly every day this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage

September

In September, Bamenda is warm and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Bamenda, with most of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

October

October is warm and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage

November

November for Bamenda is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella

December

If you vacation in Bamenda during December, you are likely to find that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Bamenda, Cameroon

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and E
  • A SIM card that works in Bamenda
  • Appropriate museum wear

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