If you’re embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime safari to the Serengeti, then you need to make sure you have all the essentials that you need to make your trip more comfortable. Whether it’s clothing, gadgets or other items, we’ve put together a list of everything you need to pack for the ultimate experience! Use this as a handy checklist for your upcoming Serengeti safari:
Clothing and Footwear
When packing your clothes, it’s important to bear in mind the climate of Tanzania, where the Serengeti is situated. Daytime temperatures can reach 38 °C, but at night they can often dip below 10 °C, so it’s important to pack accordingly. The mornings and evenings can often be quite cool, so you should bring a light jacket or sweater along. Lightweight trousers are ideal for the daytime as they provide protection from the sun but are still lightweight enough to provide relief from the midday heat. In terms of footwear, comfortable walking shoes are essential. You’ll be spending a lot of time in the bush, so you will need something that is comfortable for walking in all kinds of terrain while protecting your feet.
Gadgets (only if you want them)
There are a few gadgets that can make your safari in the Serengeti even more special, such as binoculars, cameras, and tripods. Binoculars will enable you to get a better view of the animals from afar (which can happen often), and cameras are essential for capturing those memories.
If you’re taking a DSLR camera, then it’s also worth investing in a tripod, as it will stabilise your shots and provide clear images. A good quality solar charger is also recommended so that you can keep all your devices powered up while out on the safari. Alternatively, a power bank would do (but please take note of the special instructions when it comes to flying with them).
Of course, there are many other items that you will need to bring with you for your Serengeti safari, such as sunscreen and insect repellant. You should also pack any medications that you may require during your trip, including antimalarial, pain relief and stomach remedies. Finally, don’t forget to bring a hat and sunglasses to protect your eyes from the bright African sun. A reusable water bottle is also essential as you will need to stay hydrated while out on safari.
With these essentials in hand, you can be sure that your time in the Serengeti will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. From clothing and gadgets to medication and other items, make sure you have everything you need for the ultimate safari adventure. We also recommend doing as much research into the Serengeti National Park beforehand so that you can learn more about its wildlife, ecosystems, and cultures. This way you can get the most out of your safari and make sure you don’t miss a thing! Get in touch with us and Book your next venture out into the Serengeti here.