What To Take on a Safari Tour

Baggage should be of the round squashy type rather than hard suitcases that are difficult to fit into jeeps. Try to use something that is both lockable and water proof as luggage can often end up sitting on the roof of the vehicle. It should be noted that the luggage limit per person on domestic flights is 15-20 kg per person (checked-in and hand luggage).

On your inbound flight, don’t check in items that you absolutely need (such as medicines), as it is not uncommon that checked-in luggage gets misdirected and arrives in Tanzania a couple of days after you. It is better to have such items in your hand luggage.

You can leave extra luggage in a locked storage room at our office or the Hotel for no charge.


  • Long sleeved shirts and trousers: temperatures can drop at night and it keeps mosquitoes away and protects you from the sun.
  • Shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket/ warm sweater
  • Socks
  • Hat: to protect your face from the sun
  • Nice outfit: for dinners or when you spend time in a city
  • Sarong: very useful for woman to wrap around if you need to go to the toilet in the bush or after a swim.
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunglasses
  • Daypack: small one that you can take with you on daily tripsBest thing is to wear layers of light breathable clothes. Mornings and evenings can be quite cool in Tanzania while during the day it can become pretty hot. Choose neutral colours to keep the bugs away and don’t scare off the wildlife.

  • A pair of sneakers or trail runners: hiking shoes are only necessary of you are going to climb a mountain, otherwise choose lighter shoes.
  • Flip-flops or sandals: comfortable when you relax at your accommodation, go swimming or take a shower.
  • Pack the usual things like soap, toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner etc.
  • Sunscreen
  • After sun lotion
  • Bug spray/ insect repellent with deet
  • Lip balm with SFP
  • Wet wipes: if you have to go to the toilet or clean anything during your safari.
  • Anti- diarrheal medications
  • Anti-malaria medications
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Painkillers like aspirin
  • Nose spray
  • Eye-drops: it can be very dusty on the African plains
  • Plasters and anti-bacterial medicines
  • Tweezer
  • Camera
  • Charger or/and batteries
  • Extra memory card
  • Headlamp/flashlight
  • Phone: a lot of accommodations offer free WIFI
  • Universal plug converters
  • Binocular

East Africa's Safari Recommended Packing List