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

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Traveling to Kisangani, Democratic Republic of the Congo? If you're planning to go to Kisangani, 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 Kisangani, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

Important essentials for Kisangani, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good value.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Kisangani, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Kisangani.

If you plan to check out the beautiful Kisangani Cathedral, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you decide to visit Boyoma Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you vacation in Kisangani during January, you are likely to notice 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 high 60s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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February

February in Kisangani is consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

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March

March in Kisangani is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

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April

April is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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May

If you go to Kisangani in May, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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June

June for Kisangani can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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July

If you go to Kisangani in July, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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August

August for Kisangani is hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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September

September in Kisangani is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (high 20s C).

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October

In October, Kisangani is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 60s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Kisangani, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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November

November in Kisangani is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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December

December for Kisangani is really hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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