Lagos, Nigeria: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Lagos, Nigeria? If you're planning to go to Lagos, below is 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 Lagos, Nigeria

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

Important essentials for Lagos, Nigeria

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear away. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly option.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection you can have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Lagos, Nigeria by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you go to Lagos in January, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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February

If you vacation in Lagos during February, you may see that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 80s F (high 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

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March

March is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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April

Traveling to Lagos in April, you will notice that it is hot. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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May

If you visit Lagos during May, you are likely to see that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 80s F (high 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

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June

If you are traveling to Lagos in June, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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July

If you go to Lagos in July, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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August

August in Lagos is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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September

If you are traveling to Lagos in September, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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October

October is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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November

November in Lagos is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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December

If you go to Lagos in December, you will notice that it is extremely warm, somewhat hazy and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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Activities for Lagos, Nigeria

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

If you go to the National Museum of Nigeria, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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