How To Pack For A Harare Holiday

Depending on the time of year you decide to visit gorgeous Harare, the different seasons will affect the climate and the temperature. This inevitably affects how you pack your chosen style of clothes and what you would like to wear to be comfortable in this new climate. Continue reading to learn about what to pack for your stay at guest houses in Harare.

Rainy/Green Season

The rainy season occurs between November and May each year. At the end of Spring, November sweeps in with the start of the rainy season. The temperature falls within 20-28 degrees Celsius, which is relatively warm, for the first half of this period. This is a comfortable temperature where you can wear skirts or light dresses for the hotter days or longer khaki pants in case there are colder days. Pack rain jackets and gumboots if you are there during the peak of the rain. Shorts and a t-shirt will do in any season under the Zimbabwean sun; however, packing something slightly warmer is advisable, especially during the cooler evenings. Carrying a shawl is a great way to accessorize and cover up your shoulders from the sun. 

Speaking Of Covering Up

It is considered respectful to the Zimbabwean culture to dress appropriately. As a tourist, you are not bound by any rules. However, it is always advisable to be respectful of different cultures and learn about the ins and outs of the locals. Women should wear skirts and dresses that sit just under the knee in length and covering up your shoulders is also a sign of modesty and respect. Keep in mind these tips when packing. And don’t forget the necessities such as bug spray and sunblock!

Winter Is Coming – The Dry Season

From May to October, there is a definite lack of rain in comparison to the other months of the year. While the daytime is still warm in the low 20s, the temperature can drop between 1 and 10 degrees Celsius at night. It’s important to pack warm clothing for the evenings and jerseys for the daytime, as it may be chilly at times.

Now that you’re aware of which months bring the different temperatures, you can pack accordingly and enjoy your stay at the guest houses in Harare. For the ultimate home away from home in Harare, book your stay at the luxury guest house Willow Lodge. Contact us today.