Things to pack

Before Climbing

Mount Kilimanjaro

Baggage should be of the round squashy type rather than hard suitcases that are difficult to fit into jeeps. Try to use something that is both lockable and water proof as luggage can often end up sitting on the roof of the vehicle. It should be noted that the luggage limit per person on domestic flights is 15-20 kg per person (checked-in and hand luggage).

On your inbound flight, don’t check in items that you absolutely need (such as medicines), as it is not uncommon that checked-in luggage gets misdirected and arrives in Tanzania a couple of days after you. It is better to have such items in your hand luggage.

You can leave extra luggage in a locked storage room at your Hotel or in our Office for no charge.

Footwear

Sturdy, comfortable shoes, preferably waterproof. They will get dirty.
Tennis shoes or sandals for lounging in the evening
Comfortable, breathable socks

Clothing

Shorts, mid-thigh or longer
Lightweight, breathable pants
Short-sleeved shirts, cool and breathable
Long-sleeved shirt or sweater for evenings
Rain racket and pants or rain poncho

Baggage

Day pack, for you to carry
Large duffel bag or backpack

Sleeping, for camping safaris

Sleeping bag
Sleeping pad and repair kit
Tents are supplied by Wonders of Creation Tours and Safaris Ltd at no charge
Foam sleeping pads are provided by Wonders of Creation Tours and Safaris Ltd

Toiletries

Toilet paper (and baggie to carry used paper while walking)
Small towel
Soap
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Handi-wipes (moist towelettes for cleaning)
Hand sanitizer
Lotion
Glasses, contacts, solution
Comb, mirror

Documents

Passport
Yellow fever certificate
Tanzania Visa
Medical insurance
Address book
Vaccination records
Airline tickets
Cash, travellers cheques, credit cards
Maps, guidebooks
Make copies of passport, TZ visa, airline tickets/schedule, travellers cheques numbers. Leave a copy with someone at home and put a copy in a separate place in your luggage.

First Aid

Ibuprofen, Aceteminophen, or Paracetamol
Throat losenges
Bandaids
Moleskin
Sunscreen (SPF 15+)
Lip balm with sunscreen
Insect repellent
Disinfectant, Antiseptic cream
Bandages and tape
Diahrea medicine
Antihistemines
Ace bandage
Melatonin (1-3mg) or other sleep aid
Malaria pills (talk to your doctor)
Antibiotics (talk to your doctor)
Prescription drugs (talk to your doctor)
Diamox (talk to your doctor)

Gifts for Guides, Locals

Shoes
Any warm clothing
T-shirts
Hats
Nerf football, frisbees
Candy
Pens

Packing for your flight to Africa

U-shaped neck pillow (blow-up)
Books/magazines
Toiletries
Snacks
Water
Walkman and music
Eye shades, ear plugs
Melatonin or other sleep aid
Critical items (in case baggage is delayed)

Other

Water bottles, and water purification tablets or purifier
Bottled water is also available for purchase on safari
Sun hat with brim
Sunglasses
Bandana (for dust, etc.)
Money
Headlamp or flashlight
Camera, film/disks, mini-tripod
Video camera, tapes
Maps, guidebooks
Batteries
Binoculars
Notebook, pencil, and pen
Pocket knife
Energy bars, hard candy, snacks, and comfort foods
Playing cards, games, books, frisbee, football, kite
Chocolate or pens for village children, momentos for guides and other travellers
Umbrella, particularly useful in the rainy season, can be purchased in the market for around $5
Plastic bags and zip-lock bags for waterproofing
Sewing kit
Salt, pepper, spices for bland food
Business cards
Alarm clock
Calculator (for currency conversion)
Swim suit for hotel swimming pool

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