Safari Packing List

What to Pack for a Tanzania Safari

A typical Tanzania safari packing list includes items like Non-colored clothing, 4 – 5 short sleeve t-shirts, 2 – 3 pairs of shorts, 2 sweaters or sweatshirts, Socks, Underwear and Hankies among others.

The Tanzania Safari Packing List recommendation we provide below is majorly for Wildlife safaris and is to ensure that you have a smooth and safe safari on the road. Tourists should note that Safari clothes concerning what to pack for a Tanzania safari cut across all East African countries and all major Tanzania national parks and reserves.

Month by month Tanzania Safari Packing List Guide

In January to February, travellers should pack some jackets in their packing list as there is little rainfall.

From March to May which is a wet season travelers should carry heavy jackets and scarves and safari boots.

During the dry season which runs from June to October, travelers should have light clothes such as sweat shirts, and light scarves among others because this season is characterized by warm temperatures during the day and clear skies coupled with cool temperatures early morning and in the evenings.

Recommended Items to Pack for your Tanzania Safari

  • Valid passport and Visa
  • Photo copy of passport
  • Airline ticket
  • International health card with immunizations (yellow fever)
  • Travel insurance
  • Medical insurance
  • US$ cash / traveler’s cheques (checks) / credit card
  • Small lock to lock zippers together
  • Sleeping bag for adventure camping
  • Small diary and pen
  • Clothing
  • Non-coloured clothing
  • 4 – 5 short sleeve t-shirts
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 2 sweaters or sweatshirts
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Hankies
  • 2 pairs of casual trousers
  • 2 long sleeve shirts
  • Lightweight rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Walking shoes
  • Lightweight shoes
  • Swimsuit
  • Warm sleeping outfit for camping safaris
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Accessories
  • Toilet kit (soap, tooth brush, toilet articles, handy wipes, etc. It’s best to bring small trail size containers.)
  • Towel
  • Sun screen and lip protection (SPF 30)
  • Ziploc bags to protect cameras, binoculars, and other such things from dust
  • Money belt
  • Insect repellant spray
  • First aid
  • Aspirin
  • Imodium
  • Valoid
  • Painkillers
  • Bandages
  • Throat lozenges
  • Eye drops
  • Other accessories
  • Camera, lenses, and extra film, where applicable (ASA 200 film recommended)
  • Binoculars
  • Pocket knife
  • Insect repellant
  • Reading and writing material
  • Snacks
  • Sweets
  • Nuts
  • Video camera
  • Videotapes (if applicable)
  • Battery packs
  • Tripod

With this you will definitely have a “Hakuna Matata” Tanzania Safari

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