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

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

When to go to Burkina Faso, Burkina Faso

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

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

January

If you go to Burkina Faso in January, you will notice that it is hot. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you go to Burkina Faso in March, you will notice that it is scorchingly hot. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light shorts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Tank tops
  • Skirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Light dresses

April

Traveling to Burkina Faso in April, you will notice that it is blindingly hot. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Tank tops
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light shorts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light dresses
  • Skirts

May

If you go to Burkina Faso in May, you will notice that it is scorchingly hot. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light shorts
  • Light dresses
  • Tank tops

June

If you are traveling to Burkina Faso in June, you will notice that it can be very hot. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you are traveling to Burkina Faso in July, you will notice that it can be very hot. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August is really hot. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September here can be very hot. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

Traveling to Burkina Faso in October, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you are traveling to Burkina Faso in November, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Burkina Faso is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Burkina Faso, 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 Burkina Faso
  • 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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