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

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

When to go to Tanzania, Tanzania

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

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

January

January in Tanzania is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

Traveling to Tanzania in February, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you are traveling to Tanzania in March, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Tanzania is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in this region is warm. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you are traveling to Tanzania in June, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in this region very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you go to Tanzania in August, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you go to Tanzania in September, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

Traveling to Tanzania in October, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you go to Tanzania in November, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in this region is hot. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Tanzania, 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 Tanzania
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch

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