Matabeleland, Zimbabwe: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Matabeleland, Zimbabwe? If you're planning to go to Matabeleland, this article contains 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 Matabeleland, Zimbabwe

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

Important essentials 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.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly product.

  • (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


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may become worn. An unreadable vaccine card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection available.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb option.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

If you are traveling to Matabeleland in January, you will notice that it is hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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February

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

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March

In March, Matabeleland is hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and about a third 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 March, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

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April

If you go to Matabeleland in April, 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 high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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May

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

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June

Traveling to Matabeleland in June, you will notice that it is balmy and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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July

If you vacation in Matabeleland during July, you may notice 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.

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August

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

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September

Traveling to Matabeleland in September, you will notice that it is hot, very hazy and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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October

October is pretty consistently hot and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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November

In November, Matabeleland is extremely warm, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s 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 November, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

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December

December for Matabeleland is pretty consistently hot, 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.

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