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

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

When to go to Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe

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

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

January

January for Zimbabwe is pretty consistently hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain boots
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat

February

In February, Zimbabwe is hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Zimbabwe, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Rain boots
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining

March

Traveling to Zimbabwe in March, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Shorts
  • Rain boots
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat

April

April in this region is hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Rain boots
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella

May

If you go to Zimbabwe in May, you will notice that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June for Zimbabwe is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Zimbabwe is warm and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 30% to 40% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you go to Zimbabwe in September, you will notice that it can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you go to Zimbabwe in October, you will notice that it is constantly hot and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain boots
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion

November

November can be very hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain boots
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Dresses

December

December in Zimbabwe is hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sandals
  • Rain boots
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Zimbabwe, 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 Zimbabwe

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