Kigoma, Tanzania: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Kigoma, Tanzania

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

What to wear/what to pack for Kigoma, Tanzania by month

January

January is warm and somewhat rainy. 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:

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

February

February in this region is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Kigoma 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:

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

May

May in Kigoma is hot. 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:

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

June

If you visit Kigoma during June, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you go to Kigoma in July, you will notice that it is hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Kigoma is pretty consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in this region is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you visit Kigoma during October, you are likely to find that it is hot. 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).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you visit Kigoma during November, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. 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 (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Kigoma is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Kigoma, Tanzania

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types D and G
  • A SIM card that works in Kigoma

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