Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

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

What to wear/what to pack for Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe by month

January

If you are traveling to Hwange National Park in January, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear

February

If you are traveling to Hwange National Park in February, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear

March

March in this region is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts

April

April in this region dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts

May

If you are traveling to Hwange National Park in May, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Dresses

June

Traveling to Hwange National Park in June, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). There is frost about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece

July

Traveling to Hwange National Park in July, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts

August

Traveling to Hwange National Park in August, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion

September

September very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts

October

October for Hwange National Park dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you go to Hwange National Park in November, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in this region is hot. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Hwange National Park, 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 Hwange National Park

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