Tanzania Safari Packing List

Travel Documents

  • Valid passport
  • Yellow fever vaccination records/certificate.
  • A Tanzanian visa: can be bought upon arrival at the airport, or when entering the country by land. The cost is USD 50, or USD 100 for USA citizens. Payments are accepted in CASH ONLY.
  • Copy of travel and/or medical evacuation insurance.
  • Credit cards (Visa and MasterCard are most widely accepted).
  • Cash in U.S. Dollars (bills MUST have been issued in 2004, or later).


  • Khaki and other neutral colours such as beige and green are recommended as bright colours may stand out too much, especially on bush walks.
  • Avoid dark-coloured clothing as they will absorb heat during the day, and tsetse flies love colours like blue and black.
  • Sweaters or layering for cold mornings and evenings, especially during the cooler season from June to October.
  • Walking shoes and sandals.
  • Raincoat during rainy seasons (March to May and November to December).
  • Long-sleeved shirts and long trousers are good in the evenings to lessen the chance of being bitten by mosquitoes.
  • Many safari lodges have swimming pools, so pack a bathing suit!

Highly Recommended

  • Binoculars
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitizer & wet wipes
  • Insect repellent
  • Malaria tablets
  • Flashlight
  • The power adapter to fit the UK-style electrical sockets

Others Tips

  • Luggage such as duffel bags or hiking packs is preferable over hard suitcases for packing and fitting into safari vehicles.
  • Bring a smaller backpack to carry all of your important items and keep it with you at all times.
  • Try and leave behind expensive and bulky items.
  • Divide cash into different areas of your belongings, (carry-on luggage, wallet, and/or suitcases).

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