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Tanzania Safari Packing List

Packing List

Remember that you will spend a great deal of time in the safari car, viewing wildlife. However, you may participate in walking safaris or cultural tours throughout your safari, so you should have practical, comfortable and sturdy walking shoes. Please leave high heels, fashion sneakers and platforms for other occasions. Weather in Tanzania can vary depending on the altitude and time of day. It is wise to bring layers for added warmth, especially in the early mornings and late nights..

1. Clothing:

Long-sleeved shirts and trousers: temperatures can drop at night and it keeps mosquitoes away and protects you from the sun.
Rain jacket
Fleece jacket/ warm sweater
Hat: to protect your face from the sun
Nice outfit: for dinners or when you spend time in a city
Sarong: very useful for women to wrap around if you need to go to the toilet in the bush or after a swim.
Daypack: a small one that you can take with you on daily tips the best thing is to wear layers of light breathable clothes. Mornings and evenings can be quite cool in Tanzania while during the day it can become pretty hot. Choose neutral colors to keep the bugs away and don’t scare off the wildlife.

2. Footwear:

A pair of sneakers or trail runners: hiking shoes are only necessary if you are going to climb a mountain, otherwise, choose lighter shoes.
Flip-flops or sandals: comfortable when you relax at your accommodation, go swimming or take a shower.

3. Toiletries:

Pack the usual things like soap, toothpaste, shampoo, and conditioner, etc.
After-sun lotion
Bug spray/ insect repellent with DEET
Lip balm with SFP
Wet wipes: if you have to go to the toilet or clean anything during your safari.

4. Gadgets/electronics:

Charger or/and batteries
Extra memory card
Phone: a lot of accommodations offer free WIFI
Universal plug converters

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