Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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

What to wear/what to pack for Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso by month

January

Traveling to Ouagadougou in January, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February can be very hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Ouagadougou can be sizzling. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

Traveling to Ouagadougou in April, you will notice that it is scorchingly hot. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Ouagadougou can be sizzling. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June here is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you are traveling to Ouagadougou in July, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you are traveling to Ouagadougou in August, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

Traveling to Ouagadougou in September, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in this region can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Ouagadougou is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you go to Ouagadougou in December, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and E
  • A SIM card that works in Ouagadougou
  • 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
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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