Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo? If you're planning to go to Kinshasa, I have 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 Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

Important essentials for Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection available.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly option.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may get worn. An unreadable vaccine card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.

General health necessities

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

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January

If you visit Kinshasa during January, you are likely to notice that it is hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the National Museum of Kinshasa, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

If you vacation in Kinshasa during February, you might notice that it is extremely warm and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally around 60 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the National Museum of Kinshasa, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

If you visit Kinshasa during March, you will probably find that it can be sweltering, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the National Museum of Kinshasa, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

If you are traveling to Kinshasa in April, you will notice that it is consistently hot, somewhat rainy, somewhat stormy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the National Museum of Kinshasa, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

In May, Kinshasa is hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Kinshasa, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the National Museum of Kinshasa, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

June in this region is warm, somewhat hazy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the National Museum of Kinshasa, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

July is a perfect temperature, very hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the National Museum of Kinshasa, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

If you vacation in Kinshasa during August, you will probably see that it is pretty consistently hot, very hazy and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the National Museum of Kinshasa, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September for Kinshasa is pretty consistently hot and very hazy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the National Museum of Kinshasa, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

If you vacation in Kinshasa during October, you are likely to notice that it is pretty consistently hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the National Museum of Kinshasa, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

In November, Kinshasa is pretty consistently hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Kinshasa, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the National Museum of Kinshasa, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

If you vacation in Kinshasa during December, you might see that it is hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the National Museum of Kinshasa, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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