Khartoum, Sudan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Khartoum, Sudan

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

What to wear/what to pack for Khartoum, Sudan by month

January

If you visit Khartoum during January, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 10 and 20% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you are traveling to Khartoum in February, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

March

March in this region can be sweltering and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts

April

Traveling to Khartoum in April, you will notice that it can be blisteringly hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Tank tops
  • Light dresses
  • Light shorts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts

May

May in Khartoum is a scorcher and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Extremely light dresses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Light skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sarong
  • Thin short sleeve shirts

June

If you go to Khartoum in June, you will notice that it is a scorcher and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the low 100s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Light shorts
  • Skirts
  • Tank tops
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light dresses

July

July can be blisteringly hot. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light shorts
  • Light dresses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Tank tops
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

August

Traveling to Khartoum in August, you will notice that it can be sizzling. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Light shorts
  • Light dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Tank tops
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis

September

September here is sizzling and very dry. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Light shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light dresses
  • Tank tops
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion

October

October for Khartoum is scorchingly hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light shorts
  • Light dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Tank tops
  • Sandals

November

November is constantly hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts

December

If you vacation in Khartoum during December, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Khartoum, Sudan

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and D
  • A SIM card that works in Khartoum
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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