Pendjari National Park, Benin: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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

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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 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.

Important essentials 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.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good one.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Pendjari National Park, Benin

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Pendjari National Park.

We also recommend these top tours in and around Pendjari National Park.

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

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    January

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

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    February

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

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    March

    If you go 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).

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    April

    Traveling to Pendjari National Park in April, you will notice that it can be blisteringly hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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    May

    If you are traveling to Pendjari National Park in May, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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    June

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

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    July

    July for Pendjari National Park can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

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    August

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

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    September

    September in Pendjari National Park can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

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    October

    October in this region is really hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

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    November

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

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    December

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

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