Safari Packing List Tanzania

Safari Packing List Tanzania

Safari Packing List Tanzania

Packing for a safari trip is not easy. It is a challenge to pack everything and all the camera equipment under the desired weight restrictions. It takes a lot of careful consideration. What to pick what to leave? Decisions decisions! Don’t worry you’ve come to the right page. We give you a comprehensive Safari Packing List Tanzania to help you plan hassle-free and full of fun Tanzania Safari Tours.

General Packing List

  • Please pack lightly and leave some room for gifts and souvenirs. Soft-¬sided luggage packs more easily into the safari vehicle and for the domestic flight.
  • Always carry a passport, airline tickets, credit cards, and money on your person. A moneybag that hangs around the neck or a money belt works well.
  • Due to any airline mishap that will make the luggage not arrive the same day as you do, please put enough clothing and supplies for the first day in your carry¬on luggage.
  • On the domestic flight, luggage weight restrictions booked for you are between 15 - 20 kilograms total per person.


  • Sturdy,comfortable shoes, preferably waterproof and easy to clean.
  • Tennis shoes or sandals for lounging in the evening.
  • Comfortable, breathable socks.


  • Shorts, mid-¬thigh or longer
  • Lightweight, breathable pants
  • Short-sleeved shirts, cool and breathable (neutral colors are best, avoid black, dark blue, and bright red)
  • Bathing suit
  • Long¬ sleeved shirts, jackets, or sweaters for the cold evenings you will experience
  • Women: Lightweight dress/skirt that covers knees (for visiting villages), if possible, shoulders should also be covered then.
  • Men: Short¬ sleeve shirts with collars (for visiting villages or evening dining at the lodges).
  • Keep valuable jewelry to a minimum
  • Note: Laundry service is available at most lodges at a nominal cost.


  • Day pack,for you to carry during the drives
  • The large waterproof duffel bag is advisable as the main luggage


  • Sun hat
  • Maps, guidebooks
  • Scarf (for dust and/or Sun)
  • Batteries
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Money (small Tanzanian bills and/or small US bills for small purchases and tips. Larger US bills for bigger purchases)
  • Journal/notebook, pencil, and pen
  • Pocket knife tips
  • Electricity adapter (International Multi-Plug)
  • Energy bars and other snacks
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Playing cards, games, books, Frisbee, etc.
  • Camera, film (the film is available but expensive), mini¬ tripod
  • Mementos for guides and other travelers
  • Small gifts for Maasai children eg. Pencils, pens, etc.
  • Personal music device
  • Video camera, tapes
  • Travel pillow
  • Ziploc bags for camera and toiletries


  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hand¬-wipes
  • Lotion
  • Glasses, contacts, solution
  • Comb, mirror
  • Shampoo (without heavy fragrance)
  • Unscented Deodorant (use cologne/perfume sparingly, if at all, in case it might attract bees or other insects)


  • Passport (you will buy your tourist visa online before you travel. The link is
  • Yellow fever certificate
  • Medical and Travel Insurance
  • Address book

First Aid

  • Sunscreen (SPF 15+)
  • Anti¬-malaria pills
  • Antibiotics
  • Insect repellent
  • Antihistamines
  • Lip balm with sunscreen
  • Prescription drugs

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