Tanzania Safari Camping Checklist

Ever dreamt of a camping trip with friends, lover or family and wondered what you need to make your camping trip one of its kinds and memorable one? Most of the people would like to camp in different kinds of campsites found in different settings like mountainous areas or forest areas but also most of them don’t really know what to carry with them when they go on a camping trip.

Camping Tanzania safari

This article is written to aid all those who like camping to understand the basic needs when they go out for a camping trip in a different environment but also this article is the best guide you can get if you want coming and camp in any of the campsites in Tanzania national parks and game reserve.

The checklist will be groups into different groups of items needed and the items mentioned can serve a single person or a group of people in a camping site.

Tent Basics and Accessories

  • Tent and all of its parts
  • Ground tarp
  • Tent stakes
  • Water bucket
  • Sleeping bag
  • Lantern
  • Flashlights
  • Extra batteries
  • Insect repellent
  • Canteen / reusable water bottle
  • Maps (road & trail) / directions / guidebooks

Clothing and Personal Care

  • Shoes/boots
  • Jeans / long pants
  • Shorts
  • T‐shirts
  • Socks
  • Hat
  • Sweater / sweatshirt / light jacket
  • Underwear
  • Sleep clothes
  • Rain gear
  • Shower shoes/flip flops
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Soap
  • Toothbrushes / toothpaste

First Aid / Emergency Kit

  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Latex gloves
  • Tweezers
  • Band‐Aids
  • Aspirin/ibuprofen
  • Antibiotic ointment


  • Salt & pepper
  • Sugar/sweetener
  • Cereal
  • Hot dogs
  • Bread
  • Fresh fruit
  • Drinking water
  • Coffee/tea bags
  • Snack bars

Kitchen Gear

  • Lighter
  • Firewood / charcoal
  • Firestarters / newspaper / kindling
  • Paper plates / bowls / cups or Washable plates/ bowls / cups
  • Heavy-duty aluminum foil
  • Trash bags
  • Grill forks
  • Can opener/bottle opener
  • Steak/paring knives

Miscellaneous travel items

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Camera film/memory stick
  • Camera charger and battery
  • Binoculars
  • Deck of playing cards
  • Pen and paper
  • Small sewing kit
  • Watch

With this checklist, one can camp in any type of setting and enjoy their trip as all the basic equipment for someone to carry within a camping trip are included.