What to Pack for Tanzania
Tanzania is a large country. It is hot at the coast and on Zanzibar but gets cold around Ngorongoro highlands and Karatu – you’ll need to bring clothing for hot and cold weather! However, nothing is extreme. In general, the days are warm and nights are cooler or cold.
Most popular months to visit: December to March; June to October
What you bring depends a lot on what you are planning got do – mountain treks and hikes obviously require extra equipment. The Swahili coast can be hot and humid and there will be mosquitoes, so pack long trousers and sleeves. For hiking, bring layers and comfortable hiking boots. For the beach, bring a sarong not a beach towel, to blend in with the locals!
You will need a hat, sunglasses and suncream; and we also recommend that you bring some rich moisturiser – the air in places can be very drying!