N'Djamena, Chad: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to N'Djamena, Chad

Based on the climate and weather in N'Djamena, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for N'Djamena, Chad by month

January

If you vacation in N'Djamena during January, you are likely to find that it can be very hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 10 and 20% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February for N'Djamena is really hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March for N'Djamena can be excruciatingly hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Tank tops
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Light shorts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light dresses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts

April

If you are traveling to N'Djamena in April, you will notice that it is unbearably hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the low 100s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Extremely thin shorts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Extremely light dresses
  • Sarong
  • Light skirts

May

If you are traveling to N'Djamena in May, you will notice that it can be sizzling and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the low 100s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Rain boots
  • Sarong
  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Light skirts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Extremely light dresses

June

June in N'Djamena is a scorcher. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) to high 90s F (mid 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sunglasses
  • Light dresses
  • Skirts
  • Tank tops
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Rain boots
  • Rain coat

July

July in N'Djamena can be very hot and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain boots
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Shorts

August

If you visit N'Djamena during August, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Rain boots
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

September

If you visit N'Djamena during September, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain boots
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts

October

If you vacation in N'Djamena during October, you are likely to find that it is scorchingly hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Rain boots
  • Sandals
  • Tank tops
  • Light shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Light dresses

November

If you visit N'Djamena during November, you are likely to find that it is a scorcher and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 10 and 20% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Light shorts
  • Tank tops
  • Skirts
  • Light dresses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sandals

December

If you visit N'Djamena during December, you are likely to find that it is really hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 10 and 20% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for N'Djamena, Chad

Here are some general tips on what to wear in N'Djamena, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, D, E and F
  • A SIM card that works in N'Djamena
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Appropriate museum wear

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