What to Pack

CLOTHING

The customs and culture of East Africa, especially in coastal areas and Zanzibar are conservative. Revealing or very tight clothing should be avoided. Following is a general list of things you should pack.

 

  • 3-4 tee shirts or golf shirts

  • 2 long-sleeve shirts or blouses

  • 3-4 casual short sleeve shirts or blouses

  • 1 dress shirt (men)

  • 1 nice skirt (women - for dining out)

  • 1-2 pair of long casual slacks

  • 1-2 pair of shorts (Note: shorts are not apppriate in Stonetown, Zanzibar)

  • 1 nice pair of trousers (men - for dining out)

  • 1 pair of comfortable shoes that would be appropriate for a nice restaurant

  • 1 pair of sturdy shoes or boots for hiking, preferable waterproof

  • 1 pair of sandals to use when walking to the shower at camps, etc..

  • 3-4 pair of socks

  • 1-2 belts

  • 1-2 swimming suits

  • 1 sweater or light jacket

  • 1 rain poncho

  • 1-2 hats (very important for sun protection)

  • sunglasses

  • prescription glasses and back-up pair, if applicable (Note: contact lenses are difficult to use on safari due to the high amount of dust.)

ADDITIONAL PACKING LIST FOR CAMPING SAFARIS (BASIC)

  • two or three medium size towels

  • soap (in a plastic soap dish for easy travel) and shampoo

  • sleeping bag (Note: If you are not planning on camping often, you can usually find buyers for sleeping bags and other items if they are in good, clean condition.)

  • warm clothing for the evenings (Ngorongoro night time temp. often drops to about 5 C)

  • head flashlight

  • first aid kit

  • rain gear

  • Note: We can also arrange for you to rent you equipment once you are in Africa.

 

TOILETRIES

  • tooth brush and tooth paste

  • razor, shaving cream

 

Note: It is best to bring these items with you. Toiletries available in Africa are expensive and often not of good quality.
 

  • insect repellent with Deet

  • sun screen with high level of protection

  • common drugs such as aspirin, cough drops, Pepto Bismol, etc.

  • vitamins that you might normally take

  • If you suffer from motion sickness, don’t forget to use your preferred medication, patch or tablets.

ACCESSORIES

  • binoculars

  • water bottles

  • pens, paper, journal

  • a good novel or two

  • zip-Lock type bags to keep the dust and moisture out of stuff and keep your wet swimsuit in

  • a couple large plastic trash bags to wrap stuff in should it rain (your bags may travel on racks on top of the vehicle)

  • money belt or sling bag. The best is a pouch that fits inside the front of your shirt or slacks.

  • two or three medium size towels

  • soap (in a plastic soap dish for easy travel) and shampoo

  • sleeping bag (Note: If you are not planning on camping often, you can usually find buyers for sleeping bags and other items if they are in good, clean condition.)

  • warm clothing for the evenings (Ngorongoro night time temp. often drops to about 5 C)

  • head flashlight

  • first aid kit

  • rain gear

Note: We can also arrange for you to rent you equipment once you are in Africa.

 

ADDITIONAL PACKING LIST FOR CLIMBING MOUNT KILIMANJARO OR MOUNT MERU

Essential Items:

  • waterproof rucksack and daypack (optional waterproof cover)

  • sleeping bag (comfort temperature down to -10 degrees Celsius)

  • hiking boots: This is the most important item on the list. You’ll need a comfortable/waterproof pair of hiking boots which offer plenty of support. Make sure they are broken in before you get to Kilimanjaro! Light trainers might also be useful

  • warm heavy weight gloves/mittens

  • wide brimmed hat

  • warm scarf

  • snow-googles/sunglasses

  • sweaters/jumpers

  • trekking pants and jacket (wind- and waterproof)

  • long sleeved shirts

  • 2 to 3 pairs of shorts

  • several pairs of socks

  • set of thermal underwear (top & bottom)

  • sun protection cream

  • 2 x 2 litre water bottles (camel bags preferably)

  • headlamp(plus spare batteries & bulb)

  • first aid kit and insect repellants

  • toiletry requirements

Optional items, as required:

  • walking poles

  • waterproof anorak or raincoat

  • pair of gaiters

  • balaclava (woolen sleeve that fits over the head with slits for only the eyes and mouth)

  • inflatable sleeping pad/mat (otherwise we provide a simple one for free)

  • pair of light loose fitting cotton trousers

  • warm jersey/sweater (wool)

  • 2 – 3 packets of moist towelettes

  • whistle

  • some plastic bags

  • roll mats and insolation pads

  • travel pillow

  • Swiss army knife

  • sleeping mat, journal and pen, duct tape
     

Note: We can also rent you equipment for a small fee.

Our Mission

To offer our customers the best and most unforgettable travel experience of their lives.

 

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+255 754 376 704

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Moshi 6010 Tanzania

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