What to pack for a safari in Tanzania?
Planning a safari to Tanzania? Preparing to travel to Africa for a long trip can be challenging. Don’t get stressed on what to pack. Keep it simple.
On most safaris, it’s going to be hot, so bring sun protection and choose lightweight clothes in neutral colours. These natural colours help you blend into the wild. Temperatures can drop at night, so a long sleeved shirts and long trousers are also important. Wear several layers that you can take off or add to as needed. Keep in mind that the amount of luggage you can bring on the smaller planes and safari vehicles is limited, so don’t over pack. You will probably use only about half of what you brought anyway. Note that in Arusha there are some larger grocery stores and pharmacies where you still can buy many things if necessary.
Safari packing list
One small day pack
Lip Balm with SPF
Bug spray (DEET)
Anti-malarial meds (check with travel doctor before your trip)
Spare memory card
Sunhat or cap
First aid kit: painkillers, antidiarrheal, hand sanitizer, malaria medication, anti-bacterial medicine.
Clothes and shoes
Good pair of trainers/sneakers or hiking shoes
Sandals or flip-flops
Cotton clothes in light tones
Shorts, t-shirts (3 pair)
Long sleeved shirts and a pair of long trousers
Fleece or light sweater
Passport (valid a minimum of 6 months prior to entry)
Tanzanian visa (you can get it on arrival at the airport for USD50)
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