Congo Basin, Democratic Republic of the Congo: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Congo Basin, Democratic Republic of the Congo? If you're planning to go to Congo Basin, 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 Congo Basin, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Based on the climate and weather in Congo Basin, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for Congo Basin, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • Hand sanitizer

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


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear out. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

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

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January

If you go to Congo Basin in January, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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February

If you are traveling to Congo Basin in February, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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March

March in this region is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

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April

April in Congo Basin is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

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May

Traveling to Congo Basin in May, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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June

If you are traveling to Congo Basin in June, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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July

July in this region is hot. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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August

August is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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September

September for Congo Basin is hot. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

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October

October is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

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November

November is hot. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

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December

If you are traveling to Congo Basin in December, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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