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

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

When to go to South Sudan, South Sudan

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

What to wear/what to pack for South Sudan, South Sudan by month

January

January can be excruciatingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you go to South Sudan in February, you will notice that it can be blisteringly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March for South Sudan is sizzling and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (high 30s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April is sizzling. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

In May, South Sudan is a scorcher. Temperatures routinely are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for South Sudan, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

In June, South Sudan is constantly hot. Temperatures routinely are in the low 90s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for South Sudan, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, South Sudan is constantly hot. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 60s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for South Sudan, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in this region can be very hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September for South Sudan can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you visit South Sudan during October, you are likely to find that it is a scorcher. 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).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you vacation in South Sudan during November, you are likely to find that it is sweltering and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December for South Sudan can be excruciatingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for South Sudan, South Sudan

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and D
  • A SIM card that works in South Sudan

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