Safari packing list

Safari Packing List, If this is your first time in Tanzania or your first time on safari, this packing list below can help to be well prepared and comfortable during your adventure. If you do forget a few things-don’t worry, you can pick up most everyday items in town before you leave or you can rent from us.

  • Passport & correct visas
  • Emergency phone numbers
  • Africa travel insurance policy
  • Extra passport photos
  • Copy of your passport, kept in a separate place than your passport
  • Medical history
  • Copies of prescriptions
  • Copy of marriage certificate, if applicable especially if you recently tied the knot


  • Wear neutral colours: khaki, light brown/green, tan. Avoid bright colours and white for improved game viewing
  • A safari jacket  
  • Comfortable short and long sleeved shirts (2 or 3 of each
  • Comfortable shorts and long trousers (2 or 3 of each) 
    About 5 sets of underwear
  • Pyjamas
  • Swimming costume
  • Flip-flops or sport sandals (public showers, airing feet)
  • Comfortable safari hiking/walking shoes (not white).
  • About 5 pairs of socks
  • Extra shoelaces


  • Binoculars
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Camera, memory cards, extra batteries, battery charger and lens cleaner
  • Money belt
  • Washing powder/travel soap for laundry
  • Plug adaptors – generally in Africa it’s 3-prong round or square
  • Lighter/waterproof matches
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Mini combination locks (keys get lost)
  • Mini sewing kit


  • Insect repellent/Mosquito Coil
  • Sunblock and after sun lotion
  • A travel towel
  • Skin cream
  • Malaria tablets
  • Citronella or other body soap/shower gel
  • Sunglasses – make sure they have polarised lenses.
  • Wet wipes/hand sanitizer or no-water/antibacterial soap – very handy in the safari vehicle.
  • Pocket Knife with scissors
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste/dental floss
  • 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner
  • Tweezers
  • Lip balm
  • Q-tips & cotton balls
  • Razor & shaving cream/gel
  • Sanitary requirements (shops are sometimes few and far between, and very basic)
  • Band aids
  • Painkiller
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Motion sickness tablets
  • Anti-diarrhoea medicine
  • Re-hydration salts
  • Pen/pencil
  • Plastic bags (wet washing/muddy shoes/organise clothes in suitcase)
  • Small compass
  • String/rope (washing line, tying sleeping bag, etc.)
  • Cold/flu tablets
  • Allergy remedy
  • Some people take a basic antibiotic in case
  • Sterile needles (in case you need an injection and don’t trust the hygiene conditions)
  • Prescribed medicine

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