Banjul, Gambia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Banjul, Gambia

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

What to wear/what to pack for Banjul, Gambia by month

January

January in Banjul is pretty consistently hot, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts

February

February is really hot, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

March

If you visit Banjul during March, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sandals

April

April here can be very hot, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts

May

May in this region is extremely hot, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts

June

June for Banjul can be very hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in this region can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August here is pretty consistently hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

In September, Banjul is really hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Banjul, with several of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October here can be very hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Banjul is extremely hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Dresses

December

December for Banjul is hot, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Banjul, Gambia

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types G
  • A SIM card that works in Banjul
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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