Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso? If you're planning to go to Bobo-Dioulasso, below is 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 Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso

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

Important essentials 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.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • 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

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection you can have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may become worn. An unreadable vaccine card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good option.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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

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January

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

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February

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

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March

If you vacation in Bobo-Dioulasso during March, you will probably find that it is scorchingly hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

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April

April in Bobo-Dioulasso is sizzling. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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May

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

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June

June here can be very hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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July

If you vacation in Bobo-Dioulasso during July, you are likely to notice that it is pretty consistently hot, somewhat rainy and very stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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August

If you visit Bobo-Dioulasso during August, you might see that it is pretty consistently hot, somewhat rainy and very stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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September

In September, Bobo-Dioulasso is pretty consistently 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%.

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October

If you visit Bobo-Dioulasso during October, you are likely to see that it is extremely hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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November

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

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December

December for Bobo-Dioulasso is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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Activities for Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Bobo-Dioulasso.

If you go to the Place de la Nation Musee Provincial, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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