What to pack for your Tanzania Safari is the most common and important question once you have booked a safari.


In your list of what to pack for your Tanzania Safari, take into consideration the following documents:

  • Your Tickets,
  • Passport
  • Travel Insurance (Optional)
  • Itinerary
  • Extra cash o US Dollars is preferred o Many lodges don’t accept cards
What to pack for your Tanzania safari

Clothing in what to pack for your Tanzania Safari

  • T-shirts
  • Shorts
  • Cotton dresses
  • Cotton pants
  • Long sleeved clothes
  • Jeans
  • Safari trousers to protect from sun burn and insects’ bite
  • Wide brimmed hats
  • Scarfs, Bandanna, Sarong
  • Swimsuits (if the accommodation you opted for has a swimming pool)
  • Warm clothes (jackets, sweaters, pullovers, wraps) for cooler evenings and even for game drives
  • Depending on the season of your visit maybe a raincoat.

Avoid black and dark blue clothes as they tend to attract tsetse flies. Avoid white color as well, as it might get dirty during the game drives. Khaki, green, beige and neutral colored clothing recommended.

Personal care

  • Prescribed medications
  • Preventive or emergency (OTC) medicines (in case of headaches, diarrhea, indigestion, sore throat, cold, nose block so on)
  • Skin protectors like Sunblock and lip balm (with an SPF of at least 15)
  • Sunglasses
  • Wet tissues / Face Wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Other personal toiletries


  • Comfortable footwear
  • Walking shoes
  • Socks
  • open sandals during warmer months.

Other items in your list of what to pack for your Tanzania Safari

  • Camera with extra pair of batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Insect repellents like creams or patches
  • Mosquito net (optional)
  • Snacks (if required, we provide 3 meals a day during the safari. If you want additional snacks then that should be carried by you)