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Safari Packing List

The below Packing List is supplied as a general guide on what to take on your safari. Where possible luggage should be kept to a minimum due to the weight /space restrictions. However, you will be able to store your extra luggage at our office during your safari. 


  • Passports (with visa entries)
  • Health cards (vaccination certificate)
  • Airline tickets
  • Cash (Tanzania is still largely a cash economy. Credit Cards are only excepted at lodges/hotels)
  • Credit Cards (VISA, MasterCard and / or American Express)
  • Photo-copy of passport / visas / insurance papers


The list given below is a basic indication of what you should bring. We recommend that you bring khaki and green coloured clothing. Bright colours should be avoided while on safari. Please note that camouflage-patterned clothes are illegal because they are worn by local soldiers.

  • Trainers / Walking shoes
  • Flip flops
  • Hat
  • Jacket / Windbreaker
  • Sweater / Sweatshirt / Fleece jacket
  • safari trousers / chinos
  • safari shorts
  • sport socks
  • short sleeve shirts
  • long sleeve shirt
  • t-shirts
  • Nightwear
  • 1 pair casual trousers (men) evening outfit (women) – for evening

Toiletries & Medicine

  • Malaria prophylaxis
  • Prescription drugs (also bring the generic names for these drugs, good idea to pack 2 separate lots)
  • Motion sickness pills
  • Insect repellent (containing DEET for mosquitos)
  • Sun Screen (SPF 15 or higher)
  • Lip Balm
  • Shampoo / Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste / Toothbrush
  • Hair Brush / Comb
  • Electric / Hand Razor
  • Hand Lotion
  • Hygiene Supplies
  • Wear sunscreens and cover up during the hottest time of day – between 11am and 3pm.

Other Supplies

  • Sunglasses / Case
  • Prescription glasses (and a spare pair)
  • Flashlight (small with extra batteries)
  • Batteries (for electronic equipment)
  • Converter plug set if needed (the electricity supply is 240 Volt, 50 Hz). Sockets are usually 3 pin and are of the square variety.
  • Alarm clock
  • Money pouch
  • Binoculars
  • Day pack
  • Favourite road snacks
  • Books / Magazines / Journal
  • Tube of Travel Wash (for small items of laundry)

If you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact us at info@amkaafrika.com   or Whatsapp us directly at +255 767 707352

Asante sana,

The Amani Hostel Team