Kayes, Mali: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Kayes, Mali? If you're planning to go to Kayes, below is 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 Kayes, Mali

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

Important essentials for Kayes, Mali

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

What to wear/what to pack for Kayes, Mali by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you vacation in Kayes during January, you will probably notice that it can be excruciatingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your belongings.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Emergency phone

    For this area, we suggest a good satellite phone. We recommend this satellite phoneHowever, in cities, a SIM card that works in Kayes may be sufficient. A good global SIM card is this one, but check the details before buying.

Comfort
  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Plug adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and E. Check that you find the necessary type. The vast majority of adapters for sale now are just plugs and expect your electronics to convert the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could burn up. This one should work in most countries.

  • Travel neck support pillow

    A top rated pillow is this one

  • Super portable foldable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs only 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

February

If you visit Kayes during February, you may see that it is scorchingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your belongings.

  • Emergency phone

    For this area, we suggest a good satellite phone. We recommend this satellite phoneHowever, in cities, a SIM card that works in Kayes may be sufficient. A good global SIM card is this one, but check the details before buying.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

Comfort
  • Travel neck pillow

    What we like is this one

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Folding travel stroller

    This stroller weighs just 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and E. Make sure to pick the correct kind. Most adapters on sale are simply plug changers and expect your electronics to adjust the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get destroyed. This one works in most areas.

March

If you visit Kayes during March, you might find that it is unbearably hot 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Emergency phone

    For this area, we suggest a good satellite phone. We recommend this satellite phoneHowever, in cities, a SIM card that works in Kayes may be sufficient. A good global SIM card is this one, but check the details before buying.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

Comfort
  • Voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and E. Take care to get the necessary kind. Many adapters currently being sold are just plugs and require your electronics to convert the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could burn up. This one should be sufficient for most countries.

  • Ultraportable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs just 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Travel neck pillow

    A great choice is this one

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

April

If you go to Kayes in April, you will notice that it is unbearably hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 100s F (low 40s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Emergency phone

    For this area, we suggest a good satellite phone. We recommend this satellite phoneHowever, in cities, a SIM card that works in Kayes may be sufficient. A good global SIM card is this one, but check the details before buying.

Comfort
  • Travel voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and E. Be sure to get the necessary type. A lot of adapters available online are just plug changers and expect your electronics to adjust the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get destroyed. This one should be appropriate for most areas.

  • Ultraportable travel stroller

    This stroller is only 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Travel neck pillow

    What we like is this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

May

May in Kayes can be blisteringly hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 100s F (low 40s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your belongings.

  • Emergency phone

    For this area, we suggest a good satellite phone. We recommend this satellite phoneHowever, in cities, a SIM card that works in Kayes may be sufficient. A good global SIM card is this one, but check the details before buying.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

Comfort
  • Voltage step down adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and E. It's important that you choose the necessary kind. Many adapters for sale now are just plugs and expect your electronics to convert the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could burn up. This one works in most areas.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Ultraportable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs almost 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Travel neck support pillow

    A great choice is this one

June

In June, Kayes is scorchingly hot. Temperatures routinely are in the high 90s F (high 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Kayes, with several of the days of the month having rain. Additionally, it is breezy.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great option.

  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly choice.

  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • Virus/bacteria filtering water bottle

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to take a contaminant filtering water bottle.

  • Emergency motion sickness relief

  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear out. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

Safety + Security
  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your things.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Emergency phone

    For this area, we suggest a good satellite phone. We recommend this satellite phoneHowever, in cities, a SIM card that works in Kayes may be sufficient. A good global SIM card is this one, but check the details before buying.

Comfort
  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Travel neck pillow

    A top rated pillow is this one

  • Plug adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and E. Ensure that you pick the correct type. A lot of adapters on sale are simply plug changers and require your devices to adjust the voltage themselves. If your electronics can't do that they could get destroyed. This one works in most areas.

  • Ultralightweight travel stroller

    This stroller weighs just 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

July

If you visit Kayes during July, you will probably notice that it is constantly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your belongings.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Emergency phone

    For this area, we suggest a good satellite phone. We recommend this satellite phoneHowever, in cities, a SIM card that works in Kayes may be sufficient. A good global SIM card is this one, but check the details before buying.

Comfort
  • Travel neck support pillow

    A top rated pillow is this one

  • Folding travel stroller

    This stroller weighs just 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Travel adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and E. Ensure that you get the right type. A lot of adapters available are simply plug changers and expect your electronics to change the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get fried. This one should be appropriate for most places.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

August

If you visit Kayes during August, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 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 about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your belongings.

  • Emergency phone

    For this area, we suggest a good satellite phone. We recommend this satellite phoneHowever, in cities, a SIM card that works in Kayes may be sufficient. A good global SIM card is this one, but check the details before buying.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

Comfort
  • Voltage step down adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and E. Be careful to choose the necessary kind. Most adapters available are just plugs and require your devices to change the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could burn up. This one should work in most areas.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Travel neck pillow

    Our favorite is this one

  • Folding travel stroller

    This stroller weighs almost 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

September

If you go to Kayes in September, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly product.

  • Emergency motion sickness relief

  • Virus/bacteria filtering water bottle

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to have a contaminant filtering water bottle.

  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear out. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good value.

Safety + Security
  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Emergency phone

    For this area, we suggest a good satellite phone. We recommend this satellite phoneHowever, in cities, a SIM card that works in Kayes may be sufficient. A good global SIM card is this one, but check the details before buying.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

Comfort
  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Easy folding travel stroller

    This stroller is only 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Plug adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and E. Take care to find the right kind. The vast majority of adapters available online are simply plugs and expect your devices to change the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get destroyed. This one should be sufficient for most locations.

  • Travel neck support pillow

    A top rated pillow is this one

October

October in Kayes can be excruciatingly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Emergency phone

    For this area, we suggest a good satellite phone. We recommend this satellite phoneHowever, in cities, a SIM card that works in Kayes may be sufficient. A good global SIM card is this one, but check the details before buying.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your things.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

Comfort
  • Voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and E. Be careful to get the correct kind. Most adapters that you can buy are just plug changers and expect your devices to change the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could burn up. This one should work in most locations.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Ultralightweight travel stroller

    This stroller weighs only 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Travel neck pillow

    A great choice is this one

November

If you visit Kayes during November, you might find that it can be excruciatingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Emergency phone

    For this area, we suggest a good satellite phone. We recommend this satellite phoneHowever, in cities, a SIM card that works in Kayes may be sufficient. A good global SIM card is this one, but check the details before buying.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your things.

Comfort
  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Voltage step down adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and E. Check that you find the right kind. A lot of adapters available are just plugs and require your electronics to change the voltage themselves. If your devices can't do that they could get fried. This one should be sufficient for most places.

  • Ultraportable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs only 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Travel neck support pillow

    An excellent option is this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

December

December can be excruciatingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health Essentials
Safety + Security
  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your things.

  • Emergency phone

    For this area, we suggest a good satellite phone. We recommend this satellite phoneHowever, in cities, a SIM card that works in Kayes may be sufficient. A good global SIM card is this one, but check the details before buying.

  • Travel insurance

    With countries and airlines constantly changing policies, your amazing trip can be ruined if you get sick. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

Comfort
  • Travel neck pillow

    A versatile choice is this one

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Easy folding travel stroller

    This stroller weighs just 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Travel voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and E. It's important that you get the necessary kind. A lot of adapters currently sold are simply plug changers and require your electronics to convert the voltage themselves. If your electronics can't do that they could get destroyed. This one should work in most countries.

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