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

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

When to go to Nigeria, Nigeria

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

What to wear/what to pack for Nigeria, Nigeria by month

January

If you go to Nigeria in January, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts

February

If you go to Nigeria in February, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts

March

March very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Light dresses
  • Skirts
  • Tank tops
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light shorts

April

April here is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage

May

If you go to Nigeria in May, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts

June

June is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses

July

If you are traveling to Nigeria in July, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella

August

Traveling to Nigeria in August, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Skirts

September

If you go to Nigeria in September, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses

October

October for Nigeria is really hot. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses

November

If you go to Nigeria in November, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts

December

December for Nigeria very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Nigeria, Nigeria

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Nigeria, 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 Nigeria
  • 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
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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