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

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

When to go to Ségou, Mali

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

What to wear/what to pack for Ségou, Mali by month

January

If you visit Ségou during January, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally around 20 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February for Ségou is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you are traveling to Ségou in March, you will notice that it is unbearably hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you go to Ségou in April, you will notice that it is sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 100s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain boots
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Umbrella
  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Sandals
  • Extremely light dresses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light skirts
  • Sarong
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sunglasses

May

If you visit Ségou during May, you are likely to find that it can be sizzling and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 80s F (high 20s C).

Humidity is generally around 30 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light shorts
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Tank tops
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sandals
  • Rain boots
  • Sunglasses
  • Light dresses

June

June in Ségou is sweltering and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) to 90s F (mid 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July is really hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you go to Ségou in August, you will notice that it can be sweltering and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September for Ségou is consistently hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in this region is extremely hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain boots
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses

November

If you visit Ségou during November, you are likely to find that it can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you are traveling to Ségou in December, you will notice that it is constantly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Ségou, Mali

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Ségou, 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 Ségou
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders

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