Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo? If you're planning to go to Virunga National Park, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Based on the climate and weather in Virunga National Park, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo by month

January

Traveling to Virunga National Park in January, 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion

February

If you go to Virunga National Park in February, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear

March

March here is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants

April

Traveling to Virunga National Park in April, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain most days. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear

May

May in Virunga National Park is mild. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

June

June for Virunga National Park is mild. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat

July

July in Virunga National Park is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear

August

August for Virunga National Park is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts

September

September is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts

October

October here is mild. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants

November

November here is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear

December

December in this region is mild. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, D and E
  • A SIM card that works in Virunga National Park

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