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PACKING LIST

Packing System: You are responsible for your belongings throughout the expedition; we recommend a small duffle and/or daypack to carry your clothing and personal items as you journey from one national park to another. Any luggage not needed on the safari may be left in storage at the partner lodge in Arusha. 

See the current weather conditions in Arusha, Tanzania here. 

See the current weather at Ngorongoro Crater here. 

Documents and Logistics

  • International flights booked and confirmed to Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Flight information submitted
  • Passport valid for 6 months after arrival date
  • Photocopy of passport
  • US Currency for 15 or 30-day Tanzania Visa (available upon arrival for US citizens)
  • Medical insurance card
  • Cash for tipping guides, buying souvenirs, incidental costs, etc.
  • Yellow fever vaccination card (if applicable)

Safari Gear

  • Light down jacket (for cool mornings and evenings)
  • Lightweight, breathable pants (1)
  • Shorts, mid-thigh or longer (1)
  • Rain jacket
  • Synthetic T-shirt (2)
  • Sunhat 
  • Waterproof, comfortable boots or athletic shoes - they will get dirty!
  • Breathable socks 
  • Closed-heeled sandals
  • Daypack
  • Water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Personal toiletries and medicine
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Swimsuit
  • *NOTE: Avoid wearing black or dark blue clothing while on safari as the Tsetse fly is attracted to darker clothing and will bite skin, leaving a bite similar to that of a mosquito*

Other (optional)

  • Reading material for the evenings
  • OTC medications (Advil, Imodium, Pepto-bismol etc.)
  • Hotel reservations for extended time in Tanzania (if applicable)
  • Camera
  • Binoculars 
  • Bandana (for dust and wind)
  • Energy bars or snacks in-between meals
  • Zip-lock bags for waterproofing passport and other valuables