Contrary to what you may think, it’s not always warm and dry in Tanzania’s safari parks. Though you should expect sunny weather if you visit during the dry season, it can also be wet, windy and cool at times. So it’s a necessity to have the proper apparel for all conditions.

What to Pack for Safari in Tanzania

Below is the recommended packing list for a multi-day safari. Items numbered with a “+” can be adjusted upwards based on the number of safari days on your itinerary. Note that nearly all of these items are already included on our climbing gear list. The bold entries represent the additional gear list items to bring on your safari. Neutral colors are recommended to avoid attracting tsetse flies.

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Technical Clothing
1 – Waterproof Jacket, breathable with hood
1 – Soft Jacket, fleece or soft-shell, for cold temperatures at night
1+ Long Sleeve Shirt, for protection from the sun
1+ Short Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric
1+ Hiking Pants
1 – Shorts (optional)
1 – Bathing suit (optional)
2+ Underwear, moisture-wicking fabric recommended

1 – Brimmed Hat, for sun protection
1 – Neck Gaiter, for face coverage for dust and sweat (recommended)

1 – Hiking Boots or Shoes
1 – Sandals or Flip-Flops (optional)
2+ Socks, wool or synthetic,

1 – Sunglasses
1 – Neck Pillow, for napping in the vehicle (optional)
1 – Daypack, small

Lip Balm
Insect Repellent, containing DEET
Hand Sanitizer
Snacks (optional)
Headlamp or Flashlight
Camera, with zoom lens of 300mm or more (optional)
Binoculars (optional)
Electrical Outlet Adapter

Trip Receipt
Visa (available at JRO)
Immunization Papers
Insurance Documents