A valid passport and visa and travel and health insurance are a must. And if you really want to go places in Tanzania, pack in a few Swahili phrases.
Learning some Swahili words will help you a lot while visiting the places.
Comfortable, informal and covered should guide your selection of clothes.
Lightweight and washable cargo pants and capris are a good idea if you are planning for outdoor safari activities.
Neutral colors are a smart choice as they don’t draw the attention of animals.
Long sleeves and trousers in light-coloured fabrics are a good protection against the sun and good against insect bites. Avoid the temptation for camouflage clothes.
Pullover or windbreaker or jackets are essential for early morning and night game drives as the temperature is low as compared to the mid-time.
A backpack on your shoulders to carry the essentials should be durable, lightweight and waterproof.
Waterproof boots for those walking safaris. Sneakers can be used elsewhere.
For the day-time hot weather floppy hats, sunglasses with glare reduction, sun block lotion with high SPF, Lip balm with SPF are necessary to protect you from sunburns and sunstrokes are needed to pack.
soap, toothpaste, shampoo, and conditioner etc
Bug spray/ insect repellent with DEET
A good sanitizer
BASIC FIRST AID
Painkillers if you need
Cold and flu medication
Antihistamines for allergies and insect bites
Camera with extra batteries and zoom lens for that perfect safari shot.
Smartphone with a portable charger for taking notes when not taking photographs. Adaptor/ converter
Binoculars for game viewing at a distance
Headlamp with extra batteries for navigating in the dark