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

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

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.

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

January

If you are traveling 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Congo Basin is really hot. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you are traveling to Congo Basin in April, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you go to Congo Basin in June, you will notice that it is pretty 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you are traveling to Congo Basin in October, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

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

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