What to pack

Packing tips for your travel to Tanzania

Our Roadtrip Tanzania rental cars have a cigarette lighter to power your devices, but you'll need to bring your own audio and USB cables. If you use Spotify, don't 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 lying in your tent (try a thriller!). The Rough Guide Swahili Phrasebook comes in handy when travelling off the beaten track. Don't forget to install Maps.me on your phone and download the Tanzania maps so you can drive and walk around using GPS offline. 

Take a look at our camping gear list to check whether it contains everything you want on your camping holiday in Tanzania. We've seen people bringing a light weight hammock, that looked pretty chill. A Power bank comes in handy if you plan to 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 there is less choice in Tanzania. The interior highlands are cooler in the evenings, so bring a fleece or jumper. Arusha and Dar es Salaam have many well-stocked supermarkets and pharmacies where you can buy all the essentials, in case you forget anything. Obviously, this is not the case in provincial towns.