Stone Town, Tanzania: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Stone Town, Tanzania

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

What to wear/what to pack for Stone Town, Tanzania by month

January

Traveling to Stone Town in January, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you visit Stone Town during February, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Stone Town is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) to low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you visit Stone Town during April, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

Traveling to Stone Town in May, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you go to Stone Town in June, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures 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
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts

July

If you visit Stone Town during July, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals

August

August in this region is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Stone Town is extremely warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Stone Town is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Stone Town is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you are traveling to Stone Town in December, you will notice that it is constantly hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Stone Town, Tanzania

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types D and G
  • A SIM card that works in Stone Town
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Appropriate museum wear

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