Kismayo, Somalia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Kismayo, Somalia

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

What to wear/what to pack for Kismayo, Somalia by month

January

If you vacation in Kismayo during January, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you vacation in Kismayo during February, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you visit Kismayo during March, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you are traveling to Kismayo in April, you will notice that it can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you go to Kismayo in May, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Kismayo is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you are traveling to Kismayo in July, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

Traveling to Kismayo in August, you will notice that it is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Kismayo 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
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts

October

Traveling to Kismayo in October, you will notice that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Kismayo is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you vacation in Kismayo during December, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Kismayo, Somalia

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C
  • A SIM card that works in Kismayo
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders

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