Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso? If you're planning to go to Bobo-Dioulasso, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso

Based on the climate and weather in Bobo-Dioulasso, the best time to go is December. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso by month

January

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals

February

February is extremely hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts

March

If you go to Bobo-Dioulasso in March, you will notice that it is unbearably hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light dresses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Light shorts
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Rain boots
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Tank tops
  • Thin short sleeve shirts

April

If you are traveling to Bobo-Dioulasso in April, you will notice that it is unbearably hot. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Tank tops
  • Light shorts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Rain boots
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Light dresses
  • Skirts

May

May here is really hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses

June

Traveling to Bobo-Dioulasso in June, you will notice that it is constantly hot and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella

July

July in Bobo-Dioulasso is pretty consistently hot, somewhat rainy and very stormy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Skirts

August

In August, Bobo-Dioulasso is hot, somewhat rainy and very stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and regularly jump into the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Bobo-Dioulasso, with several of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear

September

In September, Bobo-Dioulasso is hot, somewhat rainy and very stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Bobo-Dioulasso, with several of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage

October

October is really hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts

November

November here can be very hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts

December

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Bobo-Dioulasso, 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 Bobo-Dioulasso
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch

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