What to pack

Packing list when traveling to Tanzania

Our Roadtrip Tanzania rental cars have a cigarette lighter to power your devices, but you have to bring your own audio and USB cables. If you use Spotify, do not forget to download your favourite road trip songs so you can listen to them offline. Audiobooks are also great fun to listen to during long drives, or whilst sitting around a campfire or laying in your tent (try a thriller…!). The Rough Guide Swahili phrasebook comes in handy when travelling off the beaten track. Do not forget to install Maps.me on your phone and download the Tanzania maps, so you can drive and walk around using GPS. 

Furthermore, have a look at the camping gear list posted on this website to see whether it contains all you need. A Power Bank comes in handy if you will camp a lot. A fleece blanket is nice for chilling on the grass or to cover up during the chillier nights. Definitely bring insect repellent and sun block, as this is also more expensive in Tanzania. The interior highlands are cooler in the evenings, so bring a fleece or jumper. Arusha and Dar have many well-stocked supermarkets and pharmacies, where you can buy almost everything in case you forget something. Obviously, this is not the case for the provincial towns.