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

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Traveling to Harare, Zimbabwe? If you're planning to go to Harare, 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 Harare, Zimbabwe

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

Important essentials for Harare, Zimbabwe

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Harare, 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 useful to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Harare, Zimbabwe

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

We also recommend these top tours in and around Harare.

    What to wear/what to pack for Harare, Zimbabwe by month

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    January

    If you go to Harare in January, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature, very rainy and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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    February

    February in Harare is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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    March

    March for Harare is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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    April

    If you are traveling to Harare in April, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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    May

    If you vacation in Harare during May, you are likely to find that it is balmy, somewhat hazy and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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    June

    If you visit Harare during June, you will probably see that it is balmy, very hazy and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally around 40 during the day.

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    July

    July is mild, extremely hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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    August

    August in Harare is balmy, extremely hazy and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 30% to 40% range on average.

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    September

    If you go to Harare in September, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature, extremely hazy and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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    October

    Traveling to Harare in October, you will notice that it is warm and very hazy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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    November

    In November, Harare is pretty consistently hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and sometimes jump into the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Harare, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

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    December

    In December, Harare is a perfect temperature, very rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Harare, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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