What to take on safari?

Safari Packing Checklist

Moderation is key when packing for a safari. You don’t have to be minimalist, but neither do you need to carry a lot of unnecessary luggage in Africa. Please note that safari travelers will carry their luggage in the safari vehicle during the tour. Of course, you can leave your luggage in your room while staying at the same hotel or lodge. Therefore, too much luggage can be inconvenient and interfere with wildlife viewing.

To help you pack the perfect items (but not too many) for an incredible African safari in Tanzania, here’s a packing list from years of running excellent safaris. created.

The Ultimate Safari Packing List

Remember you will spend a lot of time in the safari vehicle observing wildlife. However, you can join safari walking safaris and cultural tours. That’s why you need hiking shoes that are practical, comfortable and durable. From high heels to stylish sneakers and platform shoes, leave it to us.

Weather in Tanzania varies with altitude and time of day. Layers of clothing are recommended for extra warmth, especially early in the morning and late at night.

Safari Packing List:

  • 1 -2 long-sleeved shirts;
  • warm sweater or light jacket (the temperature in the Ngorongoro falls to 0 degrees Celcius in the evening and in the morning);
  • Regular, light shirts or T-shirts (preferably 1 pc for every day of safari);
  • 1-2 pairs of light cotton trousers;
  • Shorts or a loose skirt, for the ladies;
  • swimsuit / trunks (most lodges offer a swimming pool);
  • A hat, for the sun (visor or other cap is also acceptable).

You may find that many safari travelers wear khakis or neutrals and avoid bright whites and fluorescent colors. There are several reasons for this. First, wear neutral tones to blend in naturally, whether you’re walking or sitting in your car. Second, some areas of Tanzania are very dusty, and khaki clothing is less discolored by safari dust than white clothing.

What medications should you take on safari?

Remember that all Africa Photo Travel vehicles are equipped with a basic first aid kit. If you have a prescription or special needs, please bring any necessary medicines.

  • antimalarial drugs (malalone, lariam, etc.);
  • motion sickness drugs (for prone).
  • Antihistamines for allergies (Claritin, Loratadine, Azelastine) that are difficult to obtain in Tanzania.
  • Asthma inhaler, as dust may exacerbate asthma symptoms.
  • Prescription Medication Required.

It is recommended that you also bring insect repellent. These pesky insects are only active during the early morning and evening hours, perhaps when you return to your accommodation in the evening.

Don`t forget your sunscreen! The equatorial sun is strong in Tanzania and you may gain altitude during your Tanzania safari, especially if you are in Ngorongoro or highlands. Choose products with SPF 40 or higher to protect your skin.

Necessary Items

Don’t rush to put on your glasses even if the weather forecast doesn’t guarantee clear skies. Protect your eyes from wind, dust, and small insects when jumping out of a window in search of an object to observe, or when opening the roof of a moving car. Pack your backpack:

You can leave your binoculars at home for now. All vehicles also have charging stations so your device will never run out of power during your safari.

Here’s what to bring with you.

  • Bandana or handkerchief for dust.
  • electrical plug adapter (Tanzania uses a 3 pin plug like the UK).
  • copies of passports and other required travel documents.
  • cameras and all photographic equipment;
  • hand sanitizers or disinfectants;
  • toiletries (including sunscreen and insect repellent);
  • notebooks and ballpoint pens;

If you have any questions about packaging, please contact us. we are here to help.

While Climbing Kilimanjaro / Meru

Do not carry valuables with you while climbing. These include laptops and smartphones. Extreme weather conditions are very likely to break or damage them. Also, it will be difficult to charge electronic devices while trekking. All guides have phones and radios for communication.

Aim to drink 3-4 liters of water daily. This speeds up the acclimatization process and reduces these uncomfortable symptoms.

Most of the hikes on Mt. You may want to enjoy a book, MP3 player, map, or other activity during this relaxing time.

Tip the climbing team. The easiest way is to leave a tip in the office when you return (assuming you had a great experience). This makes it easier to distribute tips fairly between guides, cooks and porters. If you have any special requests regarding tip distribution, we can of course accommodate them. The expedition recommendation is US$200-250 per person and is shared across the expedition team.