Safari Packing list - Moana Tanzania


When it comes to your clothes, bring clothes that are easy to wash and dry quickly. While laundry services are usually available, driers aren’t super common at tented camps and sometimes your clothes will come back slightly damp, depending on how much time you have before moving on to your next camp. Casual clothes are best. Preferably in khaki or neutral colors. Camouflage is totally forbidden and bright colors often distract the animals. And again, bringing clothes to layer is key.
When it comes to saving space, bring as many small bottles of things as you can – lotions, soap and shampoo will usually be provided at your lodges. Roll your clothes tightly to take advantage of as much space as possible in your bags. I often find that putting certain clothes in space bags or zip locks and pressing the air out really helps with space. Finally, binoculars are very helpful to have. In most parks, driving “off road” is forbidden and having a decent pair of binoculars really helps if an animal or bird is in a tree far off the road. We had one pair for our whole family and our guide had one really great pair, so we were covered.

1 -4 long-sleeved shirts;
warm sweater or light jacket (the temperature in the Ngorongoro falls to 0 degrees Celsius in the evening and in the morning);
Regular, light shirts or T-shirts (preferably 1 pc for every day of safari);
1-4 pairs of light cotton trousers;
Shorts or a loose skirt, for the ladies;
swimsuit / trunks (most lodges offer a swimming pool);
A hat, for the sun (visor or other cap is also acceptable).
Comfortable, and sturdy walking shoes.
Note; Casual clothes are best. Preferably in khaki or neutral colors. Camouflage is totally forbidden and bright colors can distract the animals and insects. And again, bringing clothes to layer is key. Weather in Tanzania can vary depending on the altitude and time of day. It is wise to bring layers for added warmth, especially in the early mornings and late nights.

Here are the items we recommend you bring:

  • Sunglasses;
  • Bandana or handkerchief in case of dust;
  • Adapter for electric plugs (Tanzania uses three-pronged plugs, similar to England);
  • Photocopies of your passport and other necessary travel documents;
  • Camera and all photo equipment;
  • Hand sanitizer or disinfectant;
  • Personal hygiene items (including sunscreen and insect repellant)

If you have any questions about what to pack, contact us! We are happy to assist.

What medications should you take on safari?

Every Moana Tanzania vehicle is stocked with a basic first-aid kit. If you have prescription medications or special needs, please come prepared with your necessary medications.

  • Antimalarial drugs (such as Malarone, Lariam);
  • Antihistamines for allergies (Claritin, Loratadine, Azelastine), which can be difficult to get in Tanzania;
  • Inhaler for asthma remedy, as the dust may aggravate asthmatic symptoms;
  • Insect repellents.
  • Tablets from motion sickness, if you are susceptible
    Any prescription medications you may require.

Additional notes:
We ask you to please pay attention to the national parks visitor rules and the following recommendations.
During the safari it is strictly prohibited to exit the vehicle, except for in specially designated areas. Violations of this rule may be accompanied by large fines for the company, including the revocation of its license.During the safari you are allowed to smoke, but be extremely careful about how you extinguish and dispose of cigarette butts, as they are a frequent cause of fires in the park.
Thank you in advance for your understanding.

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