What To Take Tanzania Safari

List of essentials on your Tanzania Safari Or “Must haves” on your Tanzania Safari

When you are heading for a Tanzania Safari, it is best to prepare and have the essential things in your backpacks or luggage, so that you can enjoy your safari without any hindrance. Listed below are some of the “must haves” on your Tanzania Safari:

Clothes and Shoes

When packing for Tanzania Safari, try to focus on loose layers and clothes that will protect you from the sunlight heat. Don’t forget to add full Sleeved tops and trousers as they not protect you from the sun but are also helpful to protect from mosquito bites in the evenings. Don’t forget to pack shorts as the temperature would soar during the daytime.

You can choose shoes depending on the type of safari you would visit. You would need hiking boots if you are planning for the Mt. Meru Climbing Safari, but if you are going for other safaris, then sports sandals and shoes would do the work for you.

However, it is very important to choose the perfect and comfortable clothes and shoes for your Safari journey so, that it does not hinder your journey. Another essential item on your packing list should be a pair of wraparound sunglasses.


You will not want to miss the opportunity to capture the picturesque landscape of Tanzania. So, don’t forget to pack your Camera. Tanzania offers different light shades and magnificent wildlife which is the perfect ingredient for wildlife photography. So, don’t miss to capture these stellar images in your camera.


Binoculars are very handy and helpful to spot the predators or birds on your Safari. Binoculars help to spot some special features of the wildlife which cannot be seen in naked eyes. So, pack them as they will make your safari experience more enriching.

Sunscreen Lotion

With the sun really strong during the day, it is essential to pack a sunscreen lotion with a good SPF. It is definitely worth packing as it helps to prevent sunburn.

Basic First Aid Kit

Even though first aid kit is available with tour operators and at every camping sites, still it is best to carry a basic first aid kit with some of the essential items such as plasters, antiseptic cream, anti-histamine cream, electrolytes and mosquito-repellent creams.