Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo? If you're planning to go to Katanga, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

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

January

January in this region is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you are traveling to Katanga in February, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March here is warm. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in this region is warm. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May here very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August for Katanga very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you go to Katanga in September, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you go to Katanga in October, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you go to Katanga in November, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you are traveling to Katanga in December, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain most days. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, D and E
  • A SIM card that works in Katanga

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