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

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

When to go to Senegal, Senegal

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

What to wear/what to pack for Senegal, Senegal by month

January

Traveling to Senegal in January, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion

February

If you are traveling to Senegal in February, 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
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses

March

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Tank tops
  • Sandals
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Light dresses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sunglasses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion

April

April very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Light shorts
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Tank tops
  • Light dresses

May

May in Senegal very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Skirts
  • Light shorts
  • Tank tops
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals

June

Traveling to Senegal in June, you will notice that it can be sizzling. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Tank tops
  • Light shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light dresses
  • Skirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion

July

July here is really hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion

August

If you go to Senegal in August, you will notice that it is extremely 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:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts

September

September in Senegal can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear

October

October for Senegal can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat

November

November for Senegal 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
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts

December

Traveling to Senegal in December, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Senegal, Senegal

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, D, E and K
  • A SIM card that works in Senegal
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch

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