Matabeleland, Zimbabwe: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Matabeleland, Zimbabwe

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

What to wear/what to pack for Matabeleland, Zimbabwe by month

January

January in Matabeleland is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

In February, Matabeleland is hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Matabeleland, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts

March

If you visit Matabeleland during March, you are likely to find that it is hot and somewhat rainy. 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 (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% 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:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage

April

April is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants

May

May for Matabeleland is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals

June

If you visit Matabeleland during June, you are likely to find that it is mild and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks

July

July in Matabeleland is balmy and dry with little rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 30% to 40% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts

August

If you go to Matabeleland in August, you will notice that it is warm, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion

September

September in this region is extremely warm, very hazy and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals

October

October in this region is hot and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you vacation in Matabeleland during November, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. 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 (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in this region is extremely warm, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Matabeleland, Zimbabwe

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types D and G
  • A SIM card that works in Matabeleland

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