Tanzania Packing List



General Packing List

In general, pack lightly. Leave room for gifts and souvenirs. Soft sided luggage packs more easily into the safari vehicle.

Always carry passport, airline tickets and money on your person. A fanny pack or moneybag that hangs around the neck works well.

In case luggage doesn’t arrive the same day you do, put enough clothing and supplies for the first day in your carryon luggage.

If taking a domestic flight luggage weight restrictions range between 15-20 kgs (33-44 lbs) total per person.

If climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro or Mt. Meru, additional supplies will be needed.

Tanzania Packing List

  • Shorts, mid thigh or longer
  • Lightweight, breathable pants
  • Short sleeved shirts, cool and breathable (neutral colours are best, avoid black, dark blue and bright red)
  • Bathing suit if staying at a lodge with a swimming pool or if visiting Zanzibar
  • Long sleeved shirt or sweater for evenings
  • Rain jacket or rain poncho

Women: Lightweight dress/skirt that covers knees (for visiting villages), shoulders should be covered also in the village.

Men: Short sleeve shirts with collars (for visiting villages or evening dining at the lodges).

  • Sturdy, comfortable shoes, preferably waterproof.(They will get dirty)
  • Tennis shoes or sandals for lounging in the evening
  • Comfortable, breathable socks
  • Day pack, for you to carry
  • Large waterproof duffel bag or backpack
  • Passport (with visa stamp or completed visa application with $50 or $100 US cash, exact change)
  • Yellow fever certificate (REQUIRED if travelling from or through an endemic zone )
  • Medical and Travel Insurance
  • Address book
  • Day pack, for you to carry
  • Large waterproof duffel bag or backpack
  • Ibuprofen
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Band Aids
  • Bandages and tape
  • Sunscreen (SPF 15+)
  • Diarrhoea medicine
  • Anti-malaria pills
  • Antibiotics
  • Insect repellent
  • Antihistamines
  • Lip balm with sunscreen
  • Prescription drugs
  • Sun hat
  • Maps, guidebooks
  • Scarf (for dust and/or sun)
  • Batteries
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars (2 pair are standard in each vehicle – Nikon Monarch 8×36)
  • Money (small Tanzanian bills and/or small US bills for small purchases and tips. Larger US bills and/or travelers checks for bigger purchases)
  • Journal/notebook, pencil and pen
  • Pocket knife tips
  • Electricity adapter
  • Energy bars and snacks
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Playing cards, games, books, Frisbee
  • Camera, film (film is available but expensive), mini ­tripod
  • Mementos for guides and other travellers
  • Personal music device
  • Video camera, tapes
  • Travel pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Small towel
  • Roll of toilet paper (for some public restrooms)
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hand­-wipes
  • Lotion
  • Glasses, contacts, solution
  • Comb, mirror
  • Shampoo (without heavy fragrance)
  • Unscented Deodorant (use cologne/perfume sparingly, if at all, in case it might attract bees or other insects)


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