Sumbawanga, Tanzania: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Sumbawanga, Tanzania? If you're planning to go to Sumbawanga, this article contains 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 Sumbawanga, Tanzania

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

Important essentials for Sumbawanga, Tanzania

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can become worn. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly option.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent option.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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What to wear/what to pack for Sumbawanga, Tanzania by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you go to Sumbawanga in January, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain most days. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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February

If you are traveling to Sumbawanga in February, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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March

If you go to Sumbawanga in March, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain most days. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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April

Traveling to Sumbawanga in April, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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May

May in this region dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains once in a while.

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June

June in this region very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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July

If you go to Sumbawanga in July, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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August

August in Sumbawanga very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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September

If you go to Sumbawanga in September, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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October

Traveling to Sumbawanga in October, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

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November

If you go to Sumbawanga in November, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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December

Traveling to Sumbawanga in December, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain most days. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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Activities for Sumbawanga, Tanzania

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

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