Western DRC, Democratic Republic of the Congo: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Western DRC, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

What to wear/what to pack for Western DRC, Democratic Republic of the Congo by month

January

If you go to Western DRC in January, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage

February

If you are traveling to Western DRC in February, 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 high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Skirts

March

If you go to Western DRC in March, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Dresses

April

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage

May

May in this region is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses

June

Traveling to Western DRC in June, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

July

If you are traveling to Western DRC in July, 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:

  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses

September

September for Western DRC is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

October

If you are traveling to Western DRC in October, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Dresses

November

If you go to Western DRC in November, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat

December

If you go to Western DRC in December, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Western DRC, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Western DRC, 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 Western DRC

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