Timbuktu, Mali: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Timbuktu, Mali? If you're planning to go to Timbuktu, the following is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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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 Timbuktu, Mali

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

Important essentials for Timbuktu, Mali

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Timbuktu, Mali

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

We also recommend these top tours in and around Timbuktu.

    What to wear/what to pack for Timbuktu, Mali by month

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    January

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

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    February

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

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    March

    March in Timbuktu very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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    April

    April in this region very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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    May

    If you are traveling to Timbuktu in May, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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    June

    If you go to Timbuktu in June, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

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    July

    If you are traveling to Timbuktu in July, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 90s F (high 30s C).

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    August

    Traveling to Timbuktu in August, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

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    September

    September for Timbuktu very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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    October

    Traveling to Timbuktu in October, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 80s F (low 20s C).

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    November

    November in Timbuktu very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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    December

    Traveling to Timbuktu in December, 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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