Safari Gear List to Bring

from $191 /person

here’s a comprehensive list of gear you should consider bringing for a safari and adventure tour in Tanzania:

  1. Clothing:

    • Lightweight, breathable long-sleeved shirts and pants to protect against the sun and insects.
    • T-shirts and shorts for warmer days.
    • A lightweight jacket or fleece for cool mornings and evenings.
    • Comfortable closed-toe shoes or hiking boots.
    • Sandals or flip-flops for around the camp.
    • Swimsuit if your accommodations include swimming facilities.
    • Hat with a brim to shield your face from the sun.
    • Sunglasses with UV protection.

  2. Gear:

    • Binoculars for wildlife viewing.
    • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards.
    • Smartphone for GPS, communication, and quick photos.
    • Flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries for nighttime.
    • Power bank for charging electronic devices.
    • Waterproof bags or cases to protect electronics from dust and moisture.
    • Travel adaptor for charging devices.
    • Lightweight, quick-dry towel.
    • Personal hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, etc.).
    • Insect repellent containing DEET.
    • Sunscreen with a high SPF rating.
    • Lip balm with SPF.
    • Personal first aid kit including any necessary medications.

  3. Miscellaneous:

    • Passport and visas.
    • Travel insurance documents.
    • Cash and credit/debit cards.
    • Guidebooks or maps of Tanzania.
    • Notebook and pen for journaling or taking notes.
    • Multi-tool or Swiss Army knife.
    • Zip-lock bags for storing snacks and keeping items dry.
    • Reusable water bottle or hydration pack.
    • Snacks like trail mix, granola bars, or dried fruits.
    • Bin liners for separating dirty clothes.
    • Wet wipes or hand sanitizer for hygiene on the go.
    • Lightweight daypack for excursions.
    • Book or e-reader for downtime.
    • Language phrasebook or translation app if you don’t speak Swahili.

  4. Optional:

    • Field guidebooks for identifying wildlife and plants.
    • Birdwatching guide if you’re interested in avian species.
    • Safari vest with multiple pockets for easy access to essentials.
    • Collapsible walking stick for hiking.
    • Portable water purification system if you plan to venture off the beaten path.
    • Travel pillow for comfort during long drives or flights.

Ensure to check the specific requirements of your safari operator or accommodations, as some items may be provided or prohibited.

Additionally, pack light and prioritize versatile, quick-dry clothing suitable for various weather conditions and activities.