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

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

When to go to Mtwara, Tanzania

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

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

January

If you go to Mtwara in January, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in this region is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you vacation in Mtwara during March, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Mtwara is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Mtwara is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you vacation in Mtwara during June, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you are traveling to Mtwara in July, you will notice that it is extremely warm and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you are traveling to Mtwara in August, you will notice that it is hot and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Mtwara is consistently hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion

October

October for Mtwara is really hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Mtwara is consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you visit Mtwara during December, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Mtwara, 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 Mtwara
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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