Ruaha National Park, Tanzania: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Ruaha National Park, Tanzania? If you're planning to go to Ruaha National Park, we have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

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 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.

Important essentials 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.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb value.


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

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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).

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February

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

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March

March in Ruaha National Park 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.

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April

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

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May

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

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June

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

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July

If you go to Ruaha National Park in July, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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August

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

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September

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

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October

October for Ruaha National Park dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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November

Traveling to Ruaha National Park in November, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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December

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

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