Mtwara, Tanzania: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Mtwara, Tanzania? If you're planning to go to Mtwara, the following 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 Mtwara, Tanzania

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

Important essentials 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.

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • N95 masks

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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly option.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (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 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 have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January can be very hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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February

February in Mtwara is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

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March

If you vacation in Mtwara during March, you are likely to notice 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 two thirds of the time.

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April

Traveling to Mtwara in April, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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May

May in this region can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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June

Traveling to Mtwara in June, 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 80s F (high 20s C).

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July

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

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August

August is extremely warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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September

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

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October

October here 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.

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November

November is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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December

If you are traveling to Mtwara in December, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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