Garoua, Cameroon: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Garoua, Cameroon

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

What to wear/what to pack for Garoua, Cameroon by month

January

If you are traveling to Garoua in January, you will notice that it is sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you go to Garoua in February, you will notice that it can be blisteringly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you visit Garoua during March, you are likely to find that it can be sizzling and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Sarong
  • Sandals
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Extremely light dresses
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Light skirts
  • Sunglasses

April

If you go to Garoua in April, you will notice that it is scorchingly hot and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 100s F (low 40s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Light skirts
  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sarong
  • Umbrella
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Extremely light dresses
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Sunglasses

May

May can be excruciatingly hot. Temperatures average in the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Sandals
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sarong
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Extremely light dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light skirts

June

June in Garoua is sweltering and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you go to Garoua in July, you will notice that it can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

In August, Garoua can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Garoua, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you visit Garoua during September, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you visit Garoua during October, you are likely to find that it is sizzling. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you vacation in Garoua during November, you are likely to find that it is unbearably hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you are traveling to Garoua in December, you will notice that it is unbearably hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Garoua, Cameroon

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Garoua, 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 Garoua
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders

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