Northern Senegal, Senegal: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Northern Senegal, Senegal? If you're planning to go to Northern Senegal, this article contains 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 Northern Senegal, Senegal

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

Important essentials for Northern Senegal, Senegal

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Northern Senegal, 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.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • 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).


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly option.


  • A vaccine card protector

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

  • (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

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Northern Senegal, Senegal by month

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January

If you visit Northern Senegal during January, you are likely to see that it is extremely 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 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally around 20 during the day.

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February

If you visit Northern Senegal during February, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 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.

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March

March here is blindingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

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April

If you vacation in Northern Senegal during April, you might see that it is blindingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 10 and 20% during the day.

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May

May here can be blisteringly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day.

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June

June can be excruciatingly hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day.

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July

July in Northern Senegal can be sizzling. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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August

Traveling to Northern Senegal in August, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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September

If you vacation in Northern Senegal during September, you may find that it is constantly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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October

If you go to Northern Senegal in October, you will notice that it can be excruciatingly hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (mid 30s C).

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November

If you visit Northern Senegal during November, you are likely to find that it is scorchingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

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December

Traveling to Northern Senegal in December, you will notice that it is constantly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

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