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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

- FAQ & SAFARI PACKING ADVICE -

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

WHAT TO PACK

Ruaha is a tremendously isolated area so it is important to remember all the necessaries before you arrive and prepare accordingly.  There are no shopping malls nearby so the following list will be helpful in ensuring you don't forget anything. 

Unfortunately most of the airlines which fly to Ruaha will have a 15Kg only limit for checked luggage, with small items of hand luggage also allowed.  A laundry service is available in camp which is relatively fast, weather permitting which should help reduce your loads significantly. 

                        The nights, especially in the months from June-September, can be quite bitter and may drop as low as 5 degrees Centigrade, however the days warm up beautifully.

Fleece

                       Long or short sleeves is totally up to you, whatever makes you comfortable. Perhaps bring at least one long sleeve for the nights as extra protection against mosquitoes.

Shirts -

                                                     We will be trekking through scrubby bush in some areas so longs are advisable on walks, but certainly not mandatory. On the vehicles, shorts are recommended as the days can sometimes get quite hot. The longs will also give you added mosquito protection at night.

Shorts/Trousers -

                     Please bring your most comfortable shoes for when on drives or lounging about the camp, open shoes are perfectly fine for this. For the walking however open shoes and sandals are not permitted. Please bring good hiking boots if you like, but tennis shoes or trainers are acceptable for the walking also. We also recommend you pack comfortable padded socks and treatments for blisters such as Compeed.

Shoes -

                                    Rain coats are provided by us but you are welcome to bring your own too. Should you have expensive

photographic equipment, please make sure you have a waterproof bag in case we get caught out in bad weather.

Rain Coats -

                Very important under the burning African sun.

Hat -

Accessories - 

                                       Sunglasses, Sunscreen & Insect Repellent, Camera, Lip Balm, Binoculars, Ruck Sack, Flashlight

                              Any prescription medications that you take on a daily basis, Antimalarial drugs, Imodium or other diarrhoea medication, Antihistamine tablets and creams, Insect repellants 

Medical -

* It is important to note:  For the game drives, clothing coloration does not matter so again, just wear what is comfortable. For walking however, to aid our chances of blending in, it is extremely important to wear bush or neutral colored clothing such as greens, browns and khaki colors. Red, White, Electric Blue, and other bright colors will not be permitted on walks.

CLOTHING:

2 Long Sleeve Shirts

2 Short Sleeve Shirts

1 Hat

2 Trousers

2 Shorts

1 pair walking shoes

1 pair relaxing shoes

1 pair sandals

1 Jumper / Fleece

1 Rain Coat             (during wet season)

ACCESSORIES:

Camera & Extra Batteries

Sunglasses

Sun Block 30 SPF

Flashlight

Binoculars

Lip Balm

MEDICAL & HEALTH:

- Any prescription medications that you take   on a daily basis


- Antimalarial drugs


- Imodium or other diarrhoea medication


- Antihistamine tablets and creams


- Insect repellants 

Ruck Sack

Hand Sanitizer

 

"Exploration really is the essence of the human sprit, and to pause, to falter, to turn back on the quest for knowledge, is to perish"

- Frank Borman -

Walking Safaris Ruaha National Park

HOW TO BOOK

MAKE MEMORIES THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME!

We arrange all of our bookings through a handful of reputable & highly experienced Africa safari specialists.  Planning an unforgettable safari can take weeks of preparation with many nuances involved.  This is why we have chosen to operate through highly trusted safari specialists who can assist you in planning the safari of your dreams! 

If you would like to book a trip with us and you are not currently working with an agent, please contact us though our website and we will match you with one of our travel agents that we are currently working with to organize your travel to Tanzania. 

We look forward to hosting you soon!