Packing guide
the perfect preparation for a great travel experience

Sun hat or cap

Sun glasses


Sweater or fleece pullover

Lightweight waterproof hiking shoes or boots

Waterproof sandals

2-3 T-Shirts

2-3 Shirts Long Sleeve



Thermal underwear for all month from May
to September

Warm anorak or parka for all month from May
to September

Rain gear for rainy season from March to May
/ October to December

Power adapter plug suitable for Tanzania
(=230V / 50Hz UK standard plug)


Sturdy, soft-sided luggage is easier to stow in our 4x4 vehicles throughout the trip


Dusk- and waterproof camera housing

Headlamp or small fl ash light including spare batteries

Battery chargers in case of carrying photographic equipment

A waterproof daypack to carry cameras and other items on game drives

Many travelers rely on a neck pouch or a belt bag to store documents and cash

Lightweight Water Bottle

enjoy sunsets in serengeti with allen tanzania safaris

current weather forecast

+ Passport and visa

  • Passport valid for at least six month after your expected departure date. No exceptions!
  • Copy of your passport to be carried separately from your documents
  • 1-2 passport photos
  • Tanzania Tourist Visa, available upon arrival, USD $100 payable in cash only, USD $ 50 for E.U.residents. We recommend applying for the visa in advance at the Tanzanian embassy right after booking your flights
  • Medical evacuation insurance (recommended)
  • Medical / dental insurance card
  • Cash in U.S. Dollars divided to 2-3 places

+ Vaccination and health

  • Yellow Fever: Tanzania requires an active Yellow Fever vaccination only for travelers entering from Yellow Fever endemic countries such as Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda. Yellow Fever vaccination is also required for Zanzibar
  • Malaria: Malaria Prophylaxis (please see your doctor in advance of your trip) is highly recommended
  • First-aid kit
  • Headache pills
  • Insect repellent (containing DEET)
  • Hand sanitizer

Please note: the best insurance against malaria is to protect yourself from mosquito bites.

From sunset wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants in light colors such as beige or yellow. Dark clothing attracts mosquitoes, as does the scent of perfume or after-shave lotion. Use an effective insect repellent on clothing and any exposed areas of your skin.

Before retiring at night lower the mosquito net above your bed which is hanging in a knot from the frame or the ceiling. Search carefully for mosquitoes hidden inside. Mend any holes or tears with adhesive tape or thread. Tuck the edge of the bed net under the mattress, making sure there are no openings.

The tents used on safari are mosquito-proof, so better not leaving the tent flaps or doors open, even during the day.