Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo? If you're planning to go to Goma, we have 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 Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

Important essentials for Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear out. An unreadable vaccine card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly option.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection available.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo by month

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January

January in Goma is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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February

If you visit Goma during February, you may notice that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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March

March in Goma is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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April

If you vacation in Goma during April, you will probably find that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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May

May for Goma is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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June

June in Goma is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

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July

Traveling to Goma in July, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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August

August for Goma is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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September

September is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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October

If you vacation in Goma during October, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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November

November is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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December

December here is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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Activities for Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

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