São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe? If you're planning to go to São Tomé, 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 São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe

Based on the climate and weather in São Tomé, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to take 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

Don't forget these

Activities for São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for São Tomé.

If you intend to check out the majestic Cathedral of São Tomé, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you go to São Tomé National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Presidential Palace, take:

What to wear/what to pack for São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January for São Tomé is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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February

Traveling to São Tomé in February, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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March

March is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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April

In April, São Tomé is hot. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 60s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for São Tomé, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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May

In May, São Tomé is warm. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 60s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for São Tomé, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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June

June in São Tomé is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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July

Traveling to São Tomé in July, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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August

If you are traveling to São Tomé in August, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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September

If you are traveling to São Tomé in September, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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October

Traveling to São Tomé in October, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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November

In November, São Tomé is warm. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 60s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for São Tomé, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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December

In December, São Tomé is warm. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 60s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for São Tomé, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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