Casamance, Senegal: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Casamance, Senegal

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

What to wear/what to pack for Casamance, Senegal by month

January

Traveling to Casamance in January, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you are traveling to Casamance in February, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you are traveling to Casamance in March, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you are traveling to Casamance in April, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in this region very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June here is blindingly hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you go to Casamance in July, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in this region can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you go to Casamance in September, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you go to Casamance in October, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you go to Casamance in November, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December here very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Casamance, Senegal

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, D, E and K
  • A SIM card that works in Casamance

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