Classic Safari Clothing

Sun hat, sweater (for cold windy nights out in the wild – about 10o Celsius at Ngorongoro), waterproof/ wind proof anorak, light shorts and trousers, swim suit, personal toiletries, sandals/flip flops, casual shoes, safari boots, duffle bag, backpack, flashlight, sunglasses, anti-malaria tablets, sunscreen, money-belt, camera, insect repellant, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, travel smart adaptor (220V & UK plugs type are used in Tanzania.

As You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. Your baggage should be clearly labelled and restricted to one soft compact suitcase, sports bag, or backpack, no larger than 30cm(height) x 30cm(width) x 60cm(length), maximum 15kg, plus a daypack. Luggage limits on airlines are strictly enforced, and due to limited vehicle capacity, the cost of transporting any luggage beyond these restrictions is the responsibility of the client. Please note, if you are travelling with a large amount of luggage and wish to leave a portion of it at the start hotel, this is indeed possible as storage facilities are available.

It is important to pack clothes for warm days and cool evenings, as well as a warm jacket for early morning game drives. Light, quick-drying, practical clothes are advisable for this safari trip. A set of smart casual clothes is also advisable for your time in Arusha.

Safari Gear Check-list

  • Documents
  • Passport
  • Insurance info
  • Flight info
  • Cash, credit and debit cards
  • Vouchers and pre-departure information
  • Required visas or vaccination certificates
  • Yellow Fever certificate
  • Fleece or wool jumper/jacket
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket
  • Small towel and swimwear
  • 4 shirts/t-shirts, cool and breathable
  • Long-sleeved shirt or sweater for evenings
  • 1 pair of shorts
  • 2 pairs of long light trousers
  • 1 pair hiking pants/track pants
  • Comfortable shoes/safari boots
  • Sport sandals
  • Sun hat, Bandana
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Watch or alarm clock
  • First-aid kit (should contain Lip balm with sunscreen, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Malaria pills, Band-Aids/plasters, tape, anti-histamine, Antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhoea, rehydration powder, insect repellent, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
  • Toiletries (biodegradable)
  • Toilet paper
  • Day pack
  • Camera with extra memory cards and batteries
  • Personal Entertainment
  • Binoculars
  • Waterproof backpack cover
  • Flashlight/Torch
  • Outlet adapter
  • Insect Repellent
  • Money belt
  • Antibacterial wipes/gel
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Pocketknife
  • Water purification tablets or filter (optional)

Note: For those climbing Mount Kilimanjaro will get an extensive list of what to bring for the climb In their final bulletin.