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

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

When to go to Mutare, Zimbabwe

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

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

January

If you vacation in Mutare during January, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently 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 60s F (high 10s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in this region is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. 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:

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

March

March in Mutare is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you go to Mutare in April, you will notice that it is warm and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in this region is balmy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you go to Mutare in September, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November for Mutare is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

In December, Mutare is hot and somewhat rainy. 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 Mutare, with several of the days of the month having rain. Additionally, it is windy.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Mutare, 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 Mutare
  • Appropriate museum wear

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