Planning a Tanzania Safari

Planning Tanzania Safari

Planning Tanzania Safari, Tanzania’s climate is predominantly tropical. For the whole country, the hottest months are from October to February. The long rains are from mid-March to late May, and the short rains from November to January. The coolest months are June to August when the nights and early mornings can be cold. In high-altitude areas such as Kilimanjaro, temperatures can fall below freezing.Planning Tanzania Safari.

Planning Tanzania Safari

Clothing

  • Sun hats with rim all round or peak.
    Sun glasses with good UV protection.
    A cotton scarf to protect neck from sun burn,
    light cotton shirts in neutral bush colors – short sleeves + long sleeve (avoid blue colors),
    medium type fleece for the evenings,
    light weight rain-jacket,
    shorts; zip-off trousers are very good they are light and dry very quick and convenient if you like to change to shorts,
    casual smart clothing for the evenings when staying in lodges / tented camps,
    sensible walking shoes or trainers are fine, sport sandals also useful,
    Torch (flash light); head torches are very handy.
  • Medical
  • head-ache tablets,
    diarrhea tablets,
    re-hydration salts,
    stretch bandage x 1,
    band aids & plasters,
    30 + sun-screen cream and lip protection,
    moisturizing cream or gel (sun and wind can catch you un aware when game viewing),
    malaria tablets / prophylaxis (consult doctor),
    yellow fever vaccination (consult doctor),
    anti-histamine tablets and cream for bites and stings,
    alcoholic type sterilizing gel hand cleanser,
    prescribed or personal medication (important – please advise us of any medical history/condition that we should know about either on safari or if climbing Kilimanjaro or Mt Meru – it is important that our driver guides or Mountain guides are informed accordingly if using prescribed or personal medication).

Personal Equipment

  • A light-weight day sack or sport bag; 15 to 25 liter, to keep your personal items at hand whilst on the move.
    Toiletries – depending on standard of accommodation; some lodges will supply mini soaps, shampoos and conditioners, when using our mobile fly-camping then you will need all toiletries as these are not provided to date.
    Water Bottle with insulation sock to keep water cool during the game drives, we will supply 1.5 liters of mineral water per day per person.
    A good camera with plenty films and/or memory Cards and spare batteries or charging devices; all 4×4 Vehicles have British standard (three pin) sockets allowing for charging camera/video batteries/phones/music devices – this will only be possible whilst the vehicle is moving so advisable to come with a spare battery whilst one is in use the other is on charge all lodges/tented camps will have charging facilities for a period of time if camp/lodge is run off of a generator.
    Multi-plugs to charge your equipment at lodges (converting your countries plug into a 3-pin UK type, see our page on electricity in Tanzania for more information).
    Internal money belt – for traveler’s cheques/ cards /passports (local currency can be pulled from 24hr ATM machines – most common cards Visa).
    Wallet or purse for carrying day-spending money,
    Binoculars,
    Wet wipes,
    Insect repellents.