What to pack

If you are like us and dread packing, have a read through to get ready for an adventure taking you further away from civilisation than you have ever found yourself before. We’ve put together this packing list so you don’t miss anything.

When travelling locally, most flights are in small aircrafts. It is important to note that there are strict luggage restrictions to adhere to when boarding these flights. It is always best to pack less and travel light, there is a 15-20 kg (33-44 lb) per person luggage restriction on flights to most safari lodges. Guests are also permitted to carry one standard piece of hand luggage (maximum 5 kg or 11 lb). Additional luggage is charged at $2 per kilogram. To avoid this frustration, please remember to pack less, and don’t forget that a laundry service is included free of charge at the resort.

Packing suggestions:

  • 50 USD / person in cash for the travel Visa. To be paid at the international airport.
  • Shorts
  • Light T-shirts
  • Flip Flops / Thong sandals
  • Pashmina / Throw
    (Ladies are asked to cover shoulders and knees when in the local village)
  • Sarong / Kikoti
  • Sun hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Suntan lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Binoculars (for birding when in the forest)
  • All toiletries and items of personal nature
  • For off peak season (April to June) pack a light cardigan for the evenings.

Health info and vaccinations:

Please check the CDC site for full health information.
Yellow fever for example is usually not a problem. Tanzania does not require yellow fever vaccination entering the country, if entering from US and Europe with an international flight. However some countries (especially other African countries) have restrictions when returning from Tanzania. Also, if you are doing a safari in other countries before or after entering Tanzania, you will have to have had your yellow fever shot.

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