Safari Packing Requiremnts

Tourists who pack with alot of things, are running the risk of enjoying the beautiful nature looking through a narrow slit of their bags. Therefore let’s remember the main safari rule: travelers move on Land Cruiser SUV's with their baggage in the parks, except as if your program begins and ends in the same hotel, then you can leave your luggage there. If there are too many bags, they will be carried on the car’s roof .

So, let's have a look at the list. 

clothes for safari

Most of your travel time you will spend sitting in the car. Therefore, clothes should be comfortable, of soft natural fabrics, with a minimum of rubbers, laces, tightening belts and decorative elements such as massive buttons.

Note that to see some animals, you have to go early in the morning, and at this time the weather can be cool and warm clothes would require. Consider the time of the year and weather conditions in this area. For example, in the reserves of the northern regions the daytime temperature can be about + 22-25 ° C, and in the southern part of Tanzania and on the islands is as high as +35 ° C.

For the safari you will need:

  1. long sleeves shirt;
  2. warm sweater or light jacket (the temperature in the Ngorongoro falls to 0 degrees in the evening and in the morning);
  3. a pair of T-shirts / T-shirts (preferably 1 pc for every day safaris);
  4. light cotton trousers;
  5. shorts;
  6. swimsuit / trunks (if lodges are equipped by pool);
  7. headwear (wide-brimmed hat, panama or cap with a visor would be perfect).

WHite clothes and others color are not good for tourism, cloth like khaki are good because of dust environment.

Light running shoes, sandals or slippers would be perfect.

Much depends on the place of lodging and the hotel level. For example, in the Ngorongoro most hotels are at an altitude of 3000 m, where at the night time the temperature falls to zero, so warm clothes will be useful. In the central part of the Serengeti, on the contrary, it can be hot in sneakers, however the journey in sandals would be more comfortable.

Medicine on Safari

Staff your mini first aid kit:

  1. Drugs from stomach problems (e.g., Enterofuryl, No-Spa, Imodium, Festal, activated carbon);
  2. Antiseptic (iodine, cream relieves itching and irritation after insect bites);
  3. Bactericidal plaster, bandage;
  4. Antimalarial drugs (such as Malarone, Lariam);
  5. Tablets from motion sickness while the bad work of vestibular apparatus (Dramina, Dramineks);
  6. Antihistamines for allergies (Claritin, Loratadine, Azelastine).

It is also recommended to bring the repellents because mosquitoes are usually active early in the morning and at sunset, midges terrorize everybody near the waterbodies and the botflies feast in the near vicinity of the animals.

Do not forget the sunscreen! Choose a product with high quality that the equatorial sun will not paint your skin in all the shades of an African sunset.

Other important tips

Even if your program includes all full board hotels and lodges, we recommend you to take nonperishable food for snacking. Adrenaline, drive, emotions and fresh air can work wonders with an appetite!

All cars are equipped with a safari mini-fridge, therefore do not be worried about the freshness of the products.