Tanzania Safari Packing List


Travelers coming for holidays in Tanzania have endless options to explore. Mountains, beaches, and safaris are all a part of major Tanzania Destinations. So, you got to be really flexible while assembling all the required stuff so that you don’t miss out on any essentials. Here, we have tried to curate a Tanzania Safari packing List which will definitely help you get through the hectic process of packing.

1. Pick A bit of every piece of clothing- Be Versatile

Tanzanian climate can vary from being too hot during the day and too cold at night. Plus, there are chances of occasional showers too. So, it is advisable to pack t-shirts, long skirts, and shorts, long-sleeved clothes. You need to carry warm sweaters and a waterproof jacket too.

First Key tip- ‘Instead of carrying heavy clothes, bring light ones. Layer them to protect yourself from the cold temperatures of the night.’

Now, your choice of clothes should also depend on the activities you wish to take part in.

  • For a safari- go for lightweight and neutral colors.
  • For trekking mountains- trekking gear.
  • If the beaches are on your itinerary- then swimwear is a must too.
  • For clicking pictures- Now this is not compulsory but you can pack your favorite dress and get yourself clicked amidst the safari. Memories all the way!
Clothing List
  • 3 short-sleeved T-shirts
  • 2 long-sleeved T-shirts
  • 1 Fleece Jacket
  • Hiking/ trekking trousers
  • 2 Shorts
  • 1 sweatpants
  • 1 hat/cap
  • 1 swimwear
  • 3-5 pairs of socks
  • A dress or smart top if you want to dress up
  • Windbreaker or rain jacket
  • Sunglasses

Second Key Tip-‘Do not over pack as laundry services are available at most accommodations.’

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2. Shoes- Comfort is the way!

Now depending upon a variety of activities, you will need different types of shoes here too.

  • For walking/strolling- a pair of sneakers
  • Hiking/walking safaris- pair of boots (plus some socks)
  • Lounging by the pool- sandals/ flip-flops

Third Key Tip- ‘Hiking boots should be sturdy with good ankle support.’

3. Technology Items - A must!

A holiday trip to beautiful Tanzania will be incomplete without clicking those amazing pictures. Of course, you are going to bring your smartphone. However, an SLR camera would be highly preferred. Additionally, bring some extra memory cards, extra chargers, and a plug adapter.

Fourth Key Tip- ‘Type D and Type G plug types are used in Tanzania.’

4. Binoculars- Best to spot wildlife

Bring your binoculars to take your wildlife viewing experience to next level.

5. Miscellaneous Items

Some other items which will be needed on your Trip to Tanzania are mentioned below:

  • Sun Protection- SPF sunscreen/sun gel/moisturizer.
  • Eye masks and earplugs for a sound sleep in a new place.
  • A small backpack to carry your essentials for the day.
  • A large waterproof duffel bag
  • Ziplock bags

6. Other essentials

The other essentials include a medical kit, travel documents, and toiletries. They are listed below.

Medical Kit
  • First Aid Kit: Band-Aids, bandages, gauze, scissors, adhesive tape, Q-tips, etc
  • Medications
  • Electrolyte powders
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Nose spray
  • Eye-drops
Travel Documents
  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance policy
  • Bank Cards
  • Cash (USD)
  • Moisturizers
  • Shampoos
  • Bug spray/ insect repellent (DEET)
  • Lip balm with SPF
  • Wet wipes
  • Toilet Paper Roll
  • Hand towel
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Deodrants

Final Tip: ‘We also recommend carrying a Swahili phrasebook just to connect to the locals in an organic manner.’ We hope, this list gets you sorted and helps you pack well for your dream Trip to Tanzania. Bon Voyage!

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