Kano, Nigeria: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Kano, Nigeria? If you're planning to go to Kano, this article contains 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 Kano, Nigeria

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

Important essentials for Kano, Nigeria

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kano, 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 important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

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


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Kano, Nigeria

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

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to visit the majestic Great Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Kano tourism authority.

If you see Gidan Makama Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

What to wear/what to pack for Kano, Nigeria by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you visit Kano during January, you might see that it is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

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February

February for Kano can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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March

If you go to Kano in March, you will notice that it is unbearably hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (mid 30s C).

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April

If you vacation in Kano during April, you might find that it is sizzling and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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May

If you go to Kano in May, you will notice that it can be sizzling. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (high 30s C).

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June

If you visit Kano during June, you may find that it is blindingly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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July

July here is extremely hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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August

If you visit Kano during August, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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September

If you visit Kano during September, you may notice that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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October

If you go to Kano in October, you will notice that it is sizzling and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

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November

November for Kano is extremely hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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December

If you go to Kano in December, you will notice that it can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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