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What to Pack & Wear on Tanzania Safari

Thinking on what to pack & wear on Tanzania safari? For your Tanzania safari the question of what to wear or pack  is mostly depending on travelling time but casual, comfortable clothes is what you should pack & wear.

During the peak season which is December to February doing the Tanzania safari tours  day time is usually hot, especially when doing game drives in the African Savanna of the “wild Africa” Serengeti National park, “The elephant sanctuary” Tarangire National park & on the Southern Tanzania parks  Ruaha & Selous Game Reserve you may also expect such weather.

In that sense you are advisable to wear & pack light clothes which will not only keep you cool but it is also much easier to wash & dry them at the Tented camps or lodges.

On Northern Tanzania safari circuit especially on high altitude, morning & evening time places like Arusha where most of Northern Tanzania safari starts, Ngorongoro highlands & its surrounding area of Karatu town it is cooler therefore should think of packing your warm clothes like jacket, fleece light gloves, scarf & warm hat.

We mostly recommend light colors when planing what to wear in Tanzania safari, you may avoid white during the dry season as it can be dust & they can easily get very dirty.

What to pack & Wear on  Safari in Tanzania

what to Pack & Wear on Tanzania SafariYou should consider not to wear blue, black & white during your Tanzania safari, these colors are believed to attract the tisetse flies found in tall grass after the rain season coursing Nagana disease to animals  and sleeping sickness to man, but until they bite you for a month & it has to be a lot of them is where you can get the disease but generally, the disease is no longer common in Africa at present.

Military clothes or clothes which blending with them are illegal & not  permitted to be dressed by any person who are not military or member of the military (on duty). Avoid getting in trouble with the authority by not wearing them.

During dinner time on your safari in Tanzania you may think of dressing casual comfortable clothes which will enable you to enjoy the blue sky of Africa Savannah while listening to chorus of animals sound from the distance.

Remember to carry the repellents for bugs especially mosquito’s as well as sunglasses as it can be very sun & wind sometimes, sun hat can be bought in Arusha in the morning when heading to the bush. You will spend much time in the safari jeep but if you can think of walking around the lodges/Tented camps nice walking shoes comfortable ones  are needed as the road can be an even and dust.

Tanzania Safari Packages

Bellow See the Sample Packing list for what to pack & wear  in Tanzania safari.

Pack List of What To Pack & Wear on Tanzania Safari

Trouser khakis,

Pairs of cotton trousers

Pairs of comfortable shorts


Long-sleeved shirts,

Light cargo outdoor pants

Pairs of socks

Undergarments that include pairs of cotton menswear

Pairs of cotton women’s wear for ladies

Sports bras

Warm flannel pajamas

Sweatshirt or fleece jacket for early morning and evening wear

Hiking Boots if your tour includes a hike

Lightweight shoes (sneakers or light hiking boots)

Light sandals

Flip flops or sandals for use around the camp or in the shower

Safari hat with a chin belt that withstands winds

A swimsuit for lodges and camps that has a pool

A very thin waterproof raincoat, especially if traveling to Tanzania during the rainy season


Above is just a clue on what to pack & wear on Tanzania safari, if you may think of going to Zanzibar for beach relaxation you can think of adding water sport clothes.  Most welcome to Tanzania. (Karibu Sana!)

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