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

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

When to go to Kakamega, Kenya

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

What to wear/what to pack for Kakamega, Kenya by month

January

If you visit Kakamega during January, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 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 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

In February, Kakamega is constantly hot. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Kakamega, with several of the days of the month having rain. Additionally, it is breezy.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you go to Kakamega in March, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you visit Kakamega during May, 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 50s F (mid 10s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

In June, Kakamega is hot. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Kakamega, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Kakamega is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Kakamega is extremely warm. 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:

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

September

Traveling to Kakamega in September, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you are traveling to Kakamega in October, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

In November, Kakamega is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Kakamega, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. Additionally, it is breezy.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Kakamega is extremely warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Kakamega, Kenya

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types G
  • A SIM card that works in Kakamega

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