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

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

When to go to Ghana, Ghana

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

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

January

January in Ghana is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you go to Ghana in February, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Ghana can be very hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain boots
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts

April

April here is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain boots
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

May

May in Ghana is extremely hot and very stormy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Rain boots
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

June

June here is hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain boots
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses

July

If you vacation in Ghana during July, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Rain boots
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Umbrella

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain boots
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

September

Traveling to Ghana in September, you will notice that it is hot and somewhat stormy. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light footwear
  • Rain boots

October

Traveling to Ghana in October, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and somewhat stormy. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain boots
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts

November

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain boots
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining

December

If you are traveling to Ghana in December, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Ghana, Ghana

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types D and G
  • A SIM card that works in Ghana
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Appropriate museum wear

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