Remember packing for a safari in Tanzania, the most important thing is moderation. While there is no need to go minimalist, you also don’t want to carry a lot of unnecessary luggage across Africa with you. When traveling on safari you will move with their luggage in the safari vehicle throughout the tour. Also, for the days spent in the same hotel or lodge, of course, you will leave your bags in your room. if you bring too much luggage it could be an inconvenience or even a hindrance to wildlife viewing. But this depending on the number of the people in the jeep.
We have created a packing list, based on years of leading excellent safaris, to help you pack just the right items (but not too much!) for your incredible safari in Tanzania:
Keep in mind, every Altezza safari 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);
• tablets from motion sickness, if you are susceptible;
• antihistamines for allergies (Claritin, Loratadine, Azelastine), which can be difficult to purchase in Tanzania;
• Inhaler for asthma remedy, as the dust may aggravate asthmatic symptoms;
• Any prescription medications you may require.
These pesky insects are only active in the early morning and evening, likely when you are already back at your accommodations for the evening. Alternatively, wearing a long-sleeved shirt can help deter mosquitoes, as well.
The equatorial sun is strong in Tanzania, and you are likely to be at a higher elevation throughout your Tanzanian safari, especially when in Ngorongoro or the highlands. Choose a product with SPF 40 protection or higher to protect your skin.
Even if the weather forecast guarantees the lack of sun, don't hurry up to lay out protective glasses. They will help protect your eyes from wind, dust and small insects while you pop out of the window or through the open roof of the running speed car in search of objects for observation. Put in your backpack:
As we have mentioned above African Traces car or jeep provides a pair of binoculars for our guest’s convenience. We also have charging stations in each of our vehicles so your devices will never lose power during a safari.
I did the Marangu Route with African Traces at the end of December 2020. For me the most important thing in the experience was the safety of my self and my team, what i can say its that my guide was checking up on me every hour and at the beginning and the end of every day we did a-lot of checks and test with a form which gave me a-lot of confidence for my situation. see more
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I did the 8 day Lemosho route with the addition of the Western Breach and a night in the crater over NYE 2021. African Traces customized my trip to be exactly what I wanted it to be! Even tayored a gluten and dairy free meal plan while on the mountain which was so appreciated. The food was fantastic, my team was amazing‐ upbeat and helpful at every turn. see more
We were traveling for 7 days safari with Marco and Tony. The best experience I’ve could ever get!-great and interesting explanations.,-flexibility about the things we want to see.-the lodges was great, more than I thought it should be specially the guest house in Serengeti.-the food was amazing, I’m vegetarian and it was delicious for me. see more
I went for a 3 days safari in Serengeti and Ngorongoro national park with African Traces and I just loved it. Marco took care of me as I was solo traveller. He picked me up from the airport and helped to buy a bus tickets after Safari. And the safari tour was amazing, good car, good food and guide who was speaking English very well so he told us many interesting things about animals. see more
We contact Marko Mtui from African Traces about a month and a half before our trip to Tanzania in order to book ourself a safari trip. Marko was very communicative and answered all our questions and wonderings.
We checked a few Safari operators in Tanzania and decided to go with African Traces (which had the best "value for money" proposal and a lot of great reviews), and we couldn't choose better!
Ich bin derzeit auf Weltreise und habe Marko und African Traces von einem anderen Reisenden empfohlen bekommen. Wir hatten unsere Kili-Tour (leider) schon woanders gebucht, eine Safari sollte noch Folgen.
Die Nummer per Whatsapp kontaktiert und es hat vom ersten Moment an gestimmt. Marko weiss was die Kunden wollen. Weiterlesen