Gaoua, Burkina Faso: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Gaoua, Burkina Faso? If you're planning to go to Gaoua, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Gaoua, Burkina Faso

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

What to wear/what to pack for Gaoua, Burkina Faso by month

January

January in Gaoua is constantly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Shorts

February

February in Gaoua is a scorcher and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Tank tops
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light dresses
  • Light shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

March

If you are traveling to Gaoua in March, you will notice that it is blindingly hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Umbrella
  • Tank tops
  • Light shorts
  • Rain boots
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Light dresses

April

If you visit Gaoua during April, you are likely to find that it can be sizzling, somewhat stormy and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Tank tops
  • Sandals
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Light dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion

May

May for Gaoua is really hot and very stormy. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June for Gaoua can be very hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July is pretty consistently hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August is extremely warm, somewhat rainy and very stormy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you go to Gaoua in September, you will notice that it is really hot and very stormy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October here is consistently hot, somewhat stormy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you visit Gaoua during November, you are likely to find that it can be sizzling and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Tank tops
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Light shorts
  • Rain boots
  • Sandals
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light dresses

December

If you are traveling to Gaoua in December, you will notice that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Gaoua, Burkina Faso

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and E
  • A SIM card that works in Gaoua
  • Appropriate museum wear

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