Kilwa, Tanzania: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2021]

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

When to go to Kilwa, Tanzania

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

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

January

January here is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

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February

Traveling to Kilwa in February, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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March

March here is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

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April

Traveling to Kilwa in April, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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May

Traveling to Kilwa in May, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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June

June is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains sometimes.

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July

If you are traveling to Kilwa in July, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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August

Traveling to Kilwa in August, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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September

If you go to Kilwa in September, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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October

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

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November

November is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

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December

December for Kilwa can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

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

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

  • A plug adapter that supports outlet types D and G. This one works in most places, but check with your hotel.
  • For this area, we suggest a good satellite phone. We recommend this satellite phoneHowever, in cities, a SIM card that works in Kilwa may be sufficient. A good global SIM card is this one, but check the details before buying.
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Emergency water purifier

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