Packing list – safari
Packing list – climbing
Safari Packing List
It is important to keep luggage to the barest minimum on safari as possible.
Baggage should be of round squashy type rather than suit cases that are difficult to fit into jeeps, try to use something that is
lockable and waterproof as luggage often end up loaded onto the roof of your Safari vehicle.
For budget camping, all camping gear will be provided.
On your inbound flight it is common that your checked in luggage arrives later after you have arrived, for some reasons.
Therefore donʼt check in items that you absolutely need on arrival. (e.g. Medicine).
- Sun hat / a cap
- Long sleeved shirts
- Light shorts (cotton is preferable)
- Long trousers (at least two pairs)
- Sandals / flip-flops
- Swimsuit (for hotel and lodges)
- Warm scarf as it can get cold in the evenings
- A jacket which is suited for safari
- Hiking / walking shoes
- If you are going hiking sportswear is preferable
For women: a sports bra can be preferable e.g. for hiking or safari
Note: Bright or white colors are not recommended for safaris. Try avoiding blue as it attracts Tsetse flies. Camouflage
clothing is strictly illegal in Tanzania try avoiding them so as not to get arrested.
Safari equipment & supplies
- Camera and video equipment
- Memory cards and extra batteries
- If you wear contact lenses it would be safer to bring extra pair of glasses as it is dusty on safari on therefore might
dry out your contact lenses
- A good torch or headlight and spare batteries
- Padlocks for your luggage
- Lip balm
- Sun block
- Swiss pocket knife
- Wet wipes and hand sanitizer
- Toothbrush/toothpaste/dental floss
- Cotton swap and cotton pads
- Razor and shaving cream
- Fanny pack or neck pouch
- Reading books if desired
- Visas, tickets, passports, money and any important documents
- Your safari itinerary
- Emergency phone numbers
- Insurance police
- If camping: A towel e.g. a microfiber towel as these can be compact packed and is fast drying
- If camping: Shower gel/shampoo/conditioner
- If camping: A small mirror
Medicine: We advise you to pack any basic medication that you may need as advised by your doctor
- Insect & Mosquito repellant
- Sun block and after sun lotion
- Antiseptic cream
- Malaria tablets
- Pain killers
- Motion sickness tablets
- Anti-diarrhea medicine
- Cold/flu tablets
- Anti-histamine tablets
- Prescribed medicine (must be packed in your hand luggage)
Documents: Securely bind all your travel documents together, make extra copies of your passports, travel insurance,
tickets, id card and leave some copies at home and take some with you, it is also a good idea to scan all of these
documents and e-mail them to your personal account, so you can access them anywhere in case of an emergency.
Climbing Packing List
It is important to keep luggage to the barest minimum on the climb as possible.
Items such as camping facilities (Tents, Tables, Chairs, Mattress) are inclusive of the package fee therefore not listed above.
We have all necessary gear needed for your climb at a reasonable rate in case you donʼt want to buy any at your home town.
Please request for the price list if interested.
- Hiking trousers (2)
- Warm trousers (1)
- Thermal bottoms – protects outer layers from moisture (at least 3)
- Thermal tops – protects outer layers from moisture (at least 3)
- Fleece jackets – worn on top of thermal top for more warmth and wind protection (1)
- Fleece trousers – worn on top of thermal top for more warmth and wind protection (1)
- Wind and waterproof jacket (1)
- Down jacket (1)
- Rain jacket (1)
- Rain trousers – Insulation layer (1)
- Warm hat – protection from the cold (1)
- Gloves – protection from the cold (1 pair)
- Glove liners – protection from the cold (1 pair)
- Balaclava – protection from the cold on the summit (1)
- Warm socks (at least 2 pairs)
- Light weight socks (at least 4 pairs)
- Gaiters – protection from water and mud (1 pair)
- Poncho, big enough to cover daypack
- Cloth bags (eg drawstring gym bag), for separation and waterproofing of gear (note that plastic bags are banned in
- For women: Sports Bra (Preferably synthetic)
- Sneakers – for travel and easy walking
- Hiking boots
- Sandals for base camp, they should be large enough for socks
- Day pack with waterproof cover
- Back pack
- Sleeping bag
- Sleeping bag liner
- Trekking poles (1 pair)
- Water bottle/camelBak
- Head torch
- Soap, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, Q-tips, floss, hairbrush
- Toilet paper
- Wet wipes
- Ear plugs
- Nalgene bottle to pee; helps when you donʼt want to leave your tent during the cold nights
- Towel – preferable microfiber as these dry faster
- For women: Tampons/sanitary towels
- For women: Feminine hygiene wipes
- For women: Panty liners can help keep underwear fresher longer
Personal food items
Note: we provide three meals a day prepared by your personal chef, so this is purely if you wish to have some extra snack
- Granola bars
- Candy bars Healthy meal bars
- Fruit juice supplements
- Ginger cookies or tea bags; helps reduce Acute mountain sickness (AMS)
- Lip Balm or Chap sticks or Vaseline
- Water purification tablets
- Small personal first aid kit (should be simple and light); Aspirin, first aid tape, plasters (band aid)
- Anti-diarrhea tablets
- Skin blister repair kit (antiseptic cream)
- Acute mountain sickness (AMS) tablets such as Admil/Acetazolamide/Diamox – Diamox is highly recommended with
minimum side effects, but be sure to try them before hand to be sure if there arenʼt any allergic reactions.
- Analgesics; Ibuprofen, Paracetamol, Aspirin, Tylenol etc.
- Cough and cold medicine
- Sore throat medicine such as strepsils
- Antibiotics for stomach infections (advice with your doctor)
- Elastic knee support especially for those with knee problems during steep gradients
- Malaria medicine
- Insect repellent with Diethyltoluamide (preferably 30%) can be worn both during the night and during the day for
protection from yellow and dengue fever carrying mosquitoes.
Note: For contact lenses wearers, bring extra supplies. As there is a lot of dust, you might want to bring glasses as a backup.
- Pocket Knife
- Cloth bags for keeping dirty or wet gear (note that plastic bags are banned in Tanzania)
- Large Ziploc bags for storing mobile phones, journals, medical certificates etc.
- Base camp entertainment such as playing cards, iPods etc.
- Camera – you will need to sleep with your camera during the night and place it in your jacket during the day.
- Extra cash in small bills preferably for small items, gratuities and for tipping as well.
- Cloth pegs so as you can hang your wet clothes behind your backpack for drying if you wish to do so.
- Insulating tape also for repairs
- Watch preferably cheap and luminous for the summit trail
- Journal and pen
- Extra batteries and memory cards