Diani Beach, Kenya: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Diani Beach, Kenya

Based on the climate and weather in Diani Beach, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Diani Beach, Kenya by month

January

If you go to Diani Beach in January, you will notice that it can be very hot and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts

February

February for Diani Beach is really hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion

March

If you vacation in Diani Beach during March, you are likely to find that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally around 60 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts

April

April for Diani Beach is really hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

May

If you visit Diani Beach during May, you are likely to find 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 low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally around 70 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses

June

June in Diani Beach is pretty consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Dresses

July

Traveling to Diani Beach in July, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts

August

If you go to Diani Beach in August, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

September

September in Diani Beach is extremely warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion

October

In October, Diani Beach is extremely warm. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Diani Beach, with several of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella

November

In November, Diani Beach can be very hot. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Diani Beach, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella

December

December in Diani Beach is constantly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Diani Beach, Kenya

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types G
  • A SIM card that works in Diani Beach
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing

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