Mawe Lodges

What to pack for your safari

When preparing for your next safari to Tanzania or a stay at any of our properties, it’s important to pack wisely to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

Here are our recommended pack list of essential items to consider:

  1. Clothing:
  • Lightweight, breathable, and moisture-wicking shirts and pants.
  • Long-sleeved shirts and pants protect against sunburn, insects, and cooler evenings.
  • Light jacket or fleece for cooler temperatures, especially in the early mornings and late evenings.
  • Hat or camp for sun protection.
  • Comfortable closed-toe walking shoes or boots.
  • Sandals or flip-flops for relaxing at the camps/lodge.
  • Swimsuit for use in accommodation with a pool.

  1. Safari Gear:
  • Binoculars for wildlife viewing. We usually provide a pair of binoculars onboard our safaris; should you have a spare one to bring, please feel accessible to do so.
  • Camera and extra memory cards/batteries
  • Travel adapter and chargers for your electronics. Our camps use British-type plugs with 220V
  • Flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries. This is useful for early morning, especially for the ones who are planning on doing a balloon safari.
  • Small day pack for carrying essentials during game drives or walks.
  • Ziplock bags protect electronics from dust or water.
  1. Personal Care and Health:
    • Insect repellant with DEET or other effective ingredients.
    • Sunscreen with a high SPF.
    • Hand Sanitizer or wet wipes.
    • Personal toiletries and medications (including prescriptions).
    • First aid Kit with essentials like bandages, antiseptic cream, pain relievers, etc.
    • Prescribed drugs and copies of medicines.
  2. Miscellaneous:
    • Travel documents (passport, visa, insurance, etc.) in a waterproof pouch.
    • Money cash, credit/debit cards(our properties accept VISA, Mastercard, AMEX)
    • Travel lock for your luggage
    • Light rain jackets if traveling during the rainy season or taking walks in high highlands like Ngorongoro or Kilimanjaro.
    • Scarf of bandana for dust protection.

Remember to check specific requirements and recommendations of your safari with your consultant for a better advisable pack list based on your visit.

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