Pendjari National Park, Benin: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Pendjari National Park, Benin

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

What to wear/what to pack for Pendjari National Park, Benin by month

January

January in this region 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:

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

February

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you are traveling to Pendjari National Park in March, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you go to Pendjari National Park in April, you will notice that it is a scorcher. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in this region can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you go to Pendjari National Park 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 low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July here is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you go to Pendjari National Park in August, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September here is really hot. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you are traveling to Pendjari National Park in October, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you go to Pendjari National Park in November, 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:

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

December

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Pendjari National Park, Benin

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Pendjari National Park, 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 Pendjari National Park

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