Ruaha National Park, Tanzania: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

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

What to wear/what to pack for Ruaha National Park, Tanzania by month

January

Traveling to Ruaha National Park in January, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you are traveling to Ruaha National Park in February, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March here is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Ruaha National Park is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat

May

May in this region dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Dresses

June

June here very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants

July

July in this region very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals

August

August here very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts

September

September for Ruaha National Park very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants

October

If you are traveling to Ruaha National Park in October, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Ruaha National Park is hot. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you are traveling to Ruaha National Park in December, 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 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types D and G
  • A SIM card that works in Ruaha National Park

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