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

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

When to go to Ouidah, Benin

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

What to wear/what to pack for Ouidah, Benin by month

January

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you go to Ouidah in February, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Ouidah is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage

April

If you are traveling to Ouidah in April, 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:

  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals

May

If you are traveling to Ouidah in May, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses

June

If you go to Ouidah in June, you will notice that it can be sweltering. 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:

  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat

July

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella

August

If you go to Ouidah in August, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion

September

September for Ouidah is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella

October

October in Ouidah can be very hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear

November

If you are traveling to Ouidah in November, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion

December

If you are traveling to Ouidah in December, 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:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Ouidah, Benin

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Ouidah, 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 Ouidah
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing

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