Packing List

Here is a recommended packing list for our Tanzanian safaris. Pack light as laundry is available at camps and lodges.
 
Best Types Of Luggage for a Mobile Safari:
1 duffle bag, internal frame or soft suitcase. A duffle bag should be strong and durable, preferably of nylon, with full length zipper and handles. Due to the limited space on the safari vehicles, all your clothing and gear must fit in this bag. We recommend a minimum duffle of 30 x 14 inches and a maximum of 36 x 18 inches. Also, there could be a 20 kg maximum weight limit. Hard suitcases are usually scuffed, or damaged in transit and are inappropriate for a game safari.
 
Pictured below is the bag I use for our checked through baggage. I get all of my safari clothes and sundries in this one bag. You can see by the condition, it really gets a workout while on safari. Sturdy is the keyword here.
 
Remember, do not carry camera equipment or valuables in these bags. Your valuables may be stolen in transit. Carry these items with you on the plane as carry on baggage.
 

SUNDRIES
  • Passport
  • Immunization card
  • Airline tickets/vouchers
  • Money pouch
  • Credit cards
  • Travelers' checks
  • Calculator
  • Sunglasses/case
  • Prescription glasses
  • Travel clock
  • Converter/plug set
  • Binoculars
  • Flash light
  • Sewing kit
  • Small scissors
  • Kleenex
  • Handiwipes
  • Wash cloth w/ziplock bag for storage
  • Laundry soap
  • Travel clothes line
  • Large ziplock bags for dirty laundry
  • Books and magazines
  • Business cards
  • Note pad/pen
  • Tape/Digital Voice Recorder

 
TOILETRIES
  • Malaria Prophylaxis (like Larium)
  • Aspirin/Tylenol/Ibuprofen
  • Prescription Medications
  • Dramamine
  • Decongestant
  • Antibiotic
  • Antibiotic cream
  • Lozenges
  • Cortisone cream
  • Insect repellant
  • Sun screen
  • Lip balm
  • Hand lotion
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Unscented deodorant
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Dental floss
  • Mouthwash/breath spray
  • Hair brush/comb
  • Electric razor/blades
  • Band-aids
  • Q-tips
  • Nail clippers
  • Emory boards
  • Makeup
  • Tweezers
  • Feminine hygiene supplies

 
CLOTHING
  • Sandals
  • Walking Shoes/Tennis Shoes
  • Hat
  • Windbreaker
  • Warm Jacket
  • Lightweight Sweater/Sweatshirt
  • 2 pair Safari Pants
  • 2 pair Safari Shorts
  • 6 pair Safari/Sport Socks
  • 2 Short Sleeve Shirts
  • 1 Long Sleeve Safari Shirt
  • 2 Warm Shirts (turtlenecks, etc.)
  • 2 T-shirts
  • Pajams
  • Swim Suit
  • 1 Pair Casual Slacks or Skirt
  • 3 Blouses/Button-down Shirts
  • Belt
  • 6 pair Underwear

 
CAMERA EQUIPMENT - CLICK HERE for DETAILED Camera Equipment Packing List
  • Film Cameras:
    • Video/Photo camera
    • Lenses
    • Film, and more film
    • Extra camera batteries
    • Flash
    • Battery charger
  • Digital Cameras:
    • Digital video/photo camera
    • Lenses
    • Extra SD cards
    • USB cable
    • Extra camera batteries
    • Chargers
  • Miscellaneous Camera Equipment:
    • Lens cleaning fluid
    • Lens tissue
    • Lens brush
    • Camera body brush
    • Puffer
    • Dust cover
    • Ziplock bags
    • Large plastic bags
    • Bean bags

 

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