What To Pack For Safari in Tanzania? (Women’s & Men’s List)

Tanzania safaris are remarkable and one of the most famous on most travelers’ bucket lists. The joy of untamed Africa resides in the country with the epic beauty of the dotted savanna grasslands and woodlands. Unfold your safari imaginations by visiting Tanzania, a safari insider with over 16 National Parks and several other conservancies within the country that will leave you nodding your head vertically in total agreement with the beauty of creation.

Tanzania has three safari circuits, and each one of them, in its own right, would make Tanzania a top wildlife destination. Safaris in Tanzania are a popular one on most travelers’ bucket lists for an African trip.

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What to Pack for a Safari in Tanzania

After you have paid for your safari to Tanzania, many travelers find a dilemma on what they should pack for their adventure. Kabira Safaris provides all the necessary information on what you should pack for your adventure in Tanzania. Having booked your safari to the country, packing the right safari gear will make it more magical especially knowing what to wear on your tour. Safari clothes in relation to what to pack for an African safari cut across all the East African Countries and all major Tanzania National Parks and Game reserves.

Based on our knowledge and recent experiences, a typical Tanzania safari packing list may include items like neon-colored clothing, 4-5 short-sleeve T-shirts, 2 -3 pairs of shorts, 2 sweaters or sweatshirts, and Socks, underwear, and Hankies among others. Our complete guide will provide you with basic knowledge on what to pack for all Tanzania Safaris including wildlife safaris.

For those craving to have a wildlife combo safari with gorilla trekking in either Uganda or Rwanda, our complete guide provides all the basic information that you need when planning your safari to East Africa.

What To Pack For Safari in Tanzania on the different seasons

The weather in Tanzania is generally friendly and conducive however different seasons will require one to pack some gears that suit it. Based on our experience, January and February are short rain seasons in Tanzania and thus jackets and sweaters are essential to your packing list. Between March and May, the rains tend to escalate meaning on top of jackets and sweaters, the boots also add to the list since it becomes more slippery.

Things you must pack for your Tanzania safari

Things you must pack for your Tanzania safari

During the dry seasons between June and October, travelers should have light clothes such as sweater shirts, light scarf among others since this season is usually characterized by warm temperatures during the day and clear sky during the night with cool temperatures during the morning and late evenings.

Safari Packing List for Tanzania

  • A valid passport and Visa
  • International Health card with immunizations ( Yellow fever)
  • Airline ticket
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Medical insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Small diary and pen
  • Clothing
  • Non-colored clothing
  • Hankies
  • Underwear
  • 4 -5 short sleeve t-shirts
  • Sweaters or sweater shirts
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • Traveler’s cheques (checks)/credit card
  • 2 pairs of casual trousers
  • Walking shoes
  • Swimsuit
  • Warm sleeping outfit for camping safaris
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Accessories
  • Insect repellant spray
  • First aid
  • Snacks
  • Video camera
  • Videotapes
  • Battery packs
  • Tri-pod

Frequently asked questions

Can I wear shorts on safari in Tanzania?

There may be long days sitting in safari vehicles, so it is advisable to wear light comfortable clothing such as short-sleeved shirts and cotton/linen trousers or shorts. Walking shoes and socks will be required for some activities

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