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Packing list for Safari Tanzania

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What should I pack for Tanzania Safari?

When going on a safari in Tanzania, it’s important to pack wisely to ensure you have all the essentials for a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Here’s a general packing list for a Tanzania safari:

safari packing list


  1. Neutral-colored clothing: Khakis, browns, and greens are ideal for blending in with the natural surroundings and avoiding attracting insects.
  2. Long-sleeved shirts and long pants: Protect yourself from the sun, dust, and potential insect bites.
  3. Lightweight, breathable fabrics: Safari destinations can be hot, so choose clothing that keeps you cool.
  4. Comfortable walking shoes: Especially if you plan on any nature walks or hikes.
  5. Hat and sunglasses: Protect yourself from the sun.
  6. Swimwear: If your safari includes time at a lodge with a pool.
  7. Jacket or sweater: Evenings and early mornings can be cooler.

Gear and Accessories:

  1. Binoculars: Enhance your wildlife viewing experience.
  2. Camera and accessories: Capture the incredible wildlife and landscapes. Don’t forget extra memory cards and batteries.
  3. Flashlight or headlamp: Useful for navigating at night.
  4. Power bank: Charging opportunities may be limited.
  5. Travel adapter: Tanzania uses the British-style Type G electrical outlets.

Health and Safety:

  1. Sunscreen: Ensure it provides sufficient protection against UV rays.
  2. Insect repellent: Protect yourself from mosquitoes and other insects.
  3. First aid kit: Include essentials like bandages, antiseptic, pain relievers, and any personal medications.
  4. Prescription glasses/contact lenses: If applicable.
  5. Malaria prophylaxis: Consult with a healthcare professional before your trip.

Documents and Miscellaneous:

  1. Passport and visa: Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your planned departure date.
  2. Travel insurance: Including coverage for medical emergencies and trip cancellations.
  3. Itinerary and reservation confirmations: Have printed and digital copies.
  4. Cash: Small denominations for tips and incidentals.
  5. Daypack or safari bag: For carrying essentials during game drives.

Optional Items:

  1. Guidebooks or field guides: Enhance your knowledge of the local flora and fauna.
  2. Notebook and pen: Jot down observations and memories.
  3. Travel pillow and blanket: Useful during long drives.
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