Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo? If you're planning to go to Kivu, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

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

January

If you are traveling to Kivu in January, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear

February

Traveling to Kivu in February, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear

March

If you are traveling to Kivu in March, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans

April

Traveling to Kivu in April, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain most days. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat

May

May here is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat

June

June here is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear

July

If you go to Kivu in July, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans

August

Traveling to Kivu in August, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

September

September is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts

October

If you go to Kivu in October, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear

November

If you are traveling to Kivu in November, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain most days. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear

December

If you are traveling to Kivu in December, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, D and E
  • A SIM card that works in Kivu

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