Gambia, Gambia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Gambia, Gambia? If you're planning to go to Gambia, we've got 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 Gambia, Gambia

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

Important essentials for Gambia, Gambia

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good choice.


  • 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 Gambia, Gambia

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Gambia.

We also recommend these top tours in and around Gambia.

    What to wear/what to pack for Gambia, Gambia by month

    Already know when you're traveling?

    January

    If you go to Gambia 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).

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    February

    February in Gambia very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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    March

    March for Gambia very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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    April

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

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    May

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

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    June

    June can be blisteringly hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains occasionally.

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    July

    July for Gambia is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

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    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.

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    September

    September in Gambia is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

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    October

    If you are traveling to Gambia in October, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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    November

    November in Gambia very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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    December

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

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