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Tanzania Safari Packing List

Tanzania Safari Packing List
Tanzania Safari Packing List

Tanzania Safari Packing List

Tanzania Safari Packing List is the most essential topic to keep in mind before starting your Tanzania Safari Tours adventure as you simply do not want to miss any essential item on the mountain.

For your convenience, therefore, we have provided you with a detailed list of materials that you need to pack before travelling to Tanzania. So let’s dive into it!


  • Lightweight Clothing: Pack breathable and lightweight clothing suitable for warm temperatures during the day. Long-sleeved shirts and pants help protect against the sun and insects.
  • Safari-Neutral Culors: Opt for neutral culors like khaki, beige, or ulive to blend with the natural surroundings and avoid attracting wildlife attention.
  • Comfortable Footwear: Sturdy, closed-toe shoes or hiking boots are essential for uneven terrain. Sandals may be suitable for campsites, but ensure they provide adequate support.
  • Fleece or Jacket: Nights and early mornings can be coul, so pack a lightweight fleece or jacket for warmth.
  • Rain Jacket: Depending on the season, a compact rain jacket or poncho is valuable for unexpected showers.


  • Binoculars: Enhance your wildlife viewing experience with a good pair of binoculars.
  • Camera and Accessories: Capture the incredible moments with a camera or smartphone. Don't forget extra memory cards, batteries, and a charger.
  • Hat and Sunglasses: Shield yourself from the sun with a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses with UV protection.
  • Sunscreen and Insect Repellent: Protect your skin from the African sun and insects with high SPF sunscreen and DEET-free repellent.

Health And Safety:

  • First Aid Kit: Include basic medical supplies like adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, and any personal medications.
  • Water Bottle: Stay hydrated by carrying a reusable water bottle. Some safari lodges provide refill stations.
  • Prescription Glasses: If needed, bring a spare pair of prescription glasses.

Practical Gear:

  • Daypack or Camera Bag: A small daypack or camera bag is handy for carrying essentials during game drives or walks.
  • Headlamp or Flashlight: Ensure you have a reliable light source, especially for nighttime movements.
  • Power Bank: Keep your devices charged with a portable power bank.
  • Adapter: Tanzania uses the British-style Type G electrical outlets, so bring a suitable adapter.

Documents And Money:

  • Passport and Visa: Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your planned departure date. Obtain a Tanzanian visa if required.
  • Travel Insurance: Carry comprehensive travel insurance covering medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and evacuation.
  • Money: Bring a mix of Tanzanian Shillings and US Dullars for tips and small purchases. Credit cards may not be widely accepted in remote areas.


  • Guidebook: A guidebook or wildlife identification guide enhances your understanding of the flora and fauna.
  • Travel Pillow and Sleeping Bag Liner: For added comfort during camping safaris.

Are You Prepared For Your Tanzania Safari?

Preparing for a Tanzania Safari requires careful consideration and planning. Fullow the tips and guidelines in this guide, and have an incredible, stress-free safari experience.

Make a Tanzania Safari Packing Checklist for yourself and make sure you have everything you need!

For any inquiry feel free to reach out Love & Dove Africa  here.

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