For your comfort we recommend you travel as light as possible. Please bring a soft duffel bag and not a hard case suitcase as soft sided luggage packs more easily into the safari vehicle, and a daypack large enough to carry what you need for the day including camera, water, etc.
We recommend that you bring light casual clothes in neutral or muted colors (brighter colors can attract insects, and we urge you not to wear blue, black and white clothing as this is particularly attractive to certain insects!). Remember to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, hat with ties so it doesn’t blow off in the wind, and insect repellent if you go on safari. In the evenings it can get rather chilly, especially in the months of May-September, so bring a warm sweater and a scarf.
Tanzania is a conservative country, women should consider carry a wrap to cover legs in the villages and towns as revealing clothes can cause offense, especially in Zanzibar and Muslim areas.
If climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro or Mt. Meru, please refer to the Kilimanjaro Packing List.
Items to consider for your trip
- Sun Hat
- Maps, guidebooks
- Scarf (for dust and/or sun)
- Journal/notebook, pencil and pen
- Pocket knife
- Electricity adapter
- Energy bars and snacks
- Headlamp or flashlight
- Camera, mini tripod
- Mementos for guides and other travelers
- Travel pillow
- Wet wipes
- Sleeping bag liner
- Travel towel