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    Safari Packing List Tanzania. What to pack for a Tanzanian safari?

    There's nothing like up-to-date, relevant travel information direct from the experts - get essential Tanzania travel advice before you go.

    Packing for your first Tanzania Safari Tours can be quite a challenge. What do you need? What kind of clothes do you bring? Don’t stress too much about what to pack. Just keep it simple and pack lightly. If you’re wondering what to pack for a safari tour in Tanzania, fear not, as we’ve compiled an essential Safari Packing List Tanzania guide to ease any stress you might have.

    The luggage you can bring on safari vehicles or smaller planes is limited, and a lot of lodges and camps offer laundry services, so there is no need to bring different clothes for each day of your trip. On most Tanzania Safari Tours it’s going to be sunny, so pack lightweight clothes and good sun protection. This is our Tanzania Travel Advice on what you need for a safari in Tanzania.


    Safari Packing List Tanzania
    Safari Packing List

    What to pack for a Tanzanian safari?

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    Safari Packing List


    • Long-sleeved shirts and trousers: temperatures can drop at night and it keeps mosquitoes away and protects you from the sun.
    • Shorts
    • T-shirts
    • Rain jacket
    • Fleece jacket/ warm sweater
    • Socks
    • Hat: to protect your face from the sun
    • Nice outfit: for dinners or when you spend time in a city
    • Sarong: very useful for women to wrap around if you need to go to the toilet in the bush or after a swim.
    • Swimsuit
    • Sunglasses
    • Daypack: a small one that you can take with you on daily tips the best thing is to wear layers of light breathable clothes. Mornings and evenings can be quite cool in Tanzania while during the day it can become pretty hot. Choose neutral colors to keep the bugs away and don’t scare off the wildlife.


    • A pair of sneakers or trail runners: hiking shoes are only necessary if you are going to climb a mountain, otherwise, choose lighter shoes.
    • Flip-flops or sandals: comfortable when you relax at your accommodation, go swimming or take a shower.


    • Pack the usual things like soap, toothpaste, shampoo, and conditioner, etc.
    • Sunscreen
    • After-sun lotion
    • Bug spray/ insect repellent with DEET
    • Lip balm with SFP
    • Wet wipes: if you have to go to the toilet or clean anything during your Tanzania Safari.

    Medical Kit

    • Antidiarrheal medications
    • Anti-malaria medications
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Painkillers like aspirin
    • Nose spray
    • Eye-drops: it can be very dusty on the African plains
    • Plasters and anti-bacterial medicines
    • Tweezer


    • Camera
    • Charger or/and batteries
    • Extra memory card
    • Headlamp/flashlight
    • Phone: a lot of accommodations offer free WIFI
    • Universal plug converters
    • Binocular


    • Passport: valid a minimum of 6 months prior to entry.
    • Yellow fever health card: they can ask for it upon arrival at the airport.
    • Visa: you can buy it upon arrival at the airport in Tanzania for USD 50.
    • Credit card
    • Cash dollars: note that in Tanzania only US bills newer than 2006 are accepted.
    Note. pack valuable electronics in a waterproof bag to protect it against dust and rains.

    Time To Plan Your Safari & Get The Best Safari Packing List Tanzania!

    Hopefully, these tips will help you to figure out what you need to pack for your safari. If you need more information or want to go ahead and embark on a safari adventure, Contact Riverstone Safaris. We’ll be happy to help you decide on the best Tanzania Safari Tours option.

    Want To Know More?

    You can still come any time of the year to enjoy the unique culture & adventure in Tanzania and many other activities. You will not regret your trip. Read our Tanzania Travel Guide and learn more about cost, travel advice, packing lists, faq’s and all other interesting thing you have to know!

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