Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo? If you're planning to go to Bukavu, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

What to wear/what to pack for Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo by month

January

January for Bukavu is warm. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Bukavu is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March here is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April here is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you are traveling to Bukavu in May, you will notice that it is warm. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June for Bukavu is mild. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you go to Bukavu in August, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

Traveling to Bukavu in September, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

Traveling to Bukavu in October, you will notice that it is warm. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you are traveling to Bukavu in November, you will notice that it is mild. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December is mild. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, D and E
  • A SIM card that works in Bukavu
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing

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