Banjul, Gambia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Banjul, Gambia? If you're planning to go to Banjul, this article contains some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


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.

Important essentials 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.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly choice.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear away. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

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

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January

If you go to Banjul in January, you will notice that it is extremely warm, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Gambia National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

If you go to Banjul in February, you will notice that it can be sweltering, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Gambia National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

If you go to Banjul in March, you will notice that it can be very hot, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Gambia National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

If you are traveling to Banjul in April, you will notice that it is constantly hot, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Gambia National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

May for Banjul 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:

If you see the Gambia National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

June in Banjul is consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Gambia National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

In July, Banjul is really hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Banjul, with several of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Gambia National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

If you visit Banjul during August, you will probably find that it is pretty consistently hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Gambia National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September in Banjul can be very hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Gambia National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

October in Banjul is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Gambia National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

If you vacation in Banjul during November, you might see that it is consistently hot 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 low 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Gambia National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

If you vacation in Banjul during December, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Gambia National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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