Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania? If you're planning to go to Dar es Salaam, the following 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 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Based on the climate and weather in Dar es Salaam, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent value.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Dar es Salaam.

If you are planning to go to the beautiful Azania Front Lutheran Church, it's useful to wear modest clothing that covers knees and shoulders:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Dar es Salaam.

    What to wear/what to pack for Dar es Salaam, Tanzania by month

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    January

    If you go to Dar es Salaam in January, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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    February

    February in Dar es Salaam can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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    March

    March in Dar es Salaam is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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    April

    If you vacation in Dar es Salaam during April, you may find that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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    May

    If you visit Dar es Salaam during May, you may find that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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    June

    June in Dar es Salaam is hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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    July

    If you go to Dar es Salaam in July, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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    August

    Traveling to Dar es Salaam in August, you will notice that it is hot and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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    September

    September in Dar es Salaam is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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    October

    If you are traveling to Dar es Salaam in October, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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    November

    November can be very hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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    December

    If you vacation in Dar es Salaam during December, you might notice that it is really hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

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