Mbeya, Tanzania: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Mbeya, Tanzania

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

What to wear/what to pack for Mbeya, Tanzania by month

January

January is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants

February

If you visit Mbeya during February, you are likely to find that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light footwear

March

March in Mbeya is mild and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses

April

April in this region is mild. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella

May

Traveling to Mbeya in May, you will notice that it is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts

June

June is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Mbeya is mild and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August here is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

September

Traveling to Mbeya in September, you will notice that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion

October

October is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

November

If you visit Mbeya during November, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear

December

December is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Mbeya, Tanzania

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Mbeya, 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 Mbeya

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