African Tanzanite Safari


=> Sun Hat, ideally with a neck cover

=> Warm Beanie or Fleece Headband

=> Bandana or Neck Gaiter – Tough Outfitters make some good fleeced options.

=> Headlamp – Petzl Tikka is a great option.

=> Sunglasses – I recommend Julbo

Hands and Walking

=> Lightweight Inner Gloves – Men’s and Women’s

=> Warm Outer Gloves / Mitts – Men’s and Women’s (I recommend Eiger, Black Diamond, Outdoor Research, or The North Face)

=> Adjustable Trekking Poles – here are some good options (I recommend Leki, Black Diamond Alpine, or in the UK – TYTN)


=> Mid-weight hiking boots – Men’s and Women’s (I recommend Salomon, Merrell, Columbia, or Keen)

=> 4-5 Pairs of trekking socks – Men’s or Women’s (I recommend SmartWool or Darn Tough)

=> 1 Pair of warm/thick trekking socks – Smartwool is best!

Bags and Daypack

=> 80-90L Waterproof duffle bag – Helly Hansen or TYTN

=> 20-30L Daypack – Osprey Talon 22

=> Daypack rain cover

=> Travel bag organizers (optional)

Sleeping Accessories

=> 4-Season sleeping bag – see good options (I like the Marmot Trestles or Hyke & Byke)

=> Insulated sleeping mat- see good options (I recommend the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir)

=> Inflatable pillow (optional)


=> Camera

=> GoPro (optional)

=> Solar Backpack Charger (optional)

=> Spare Batteries and Camera Memory Card

=> Kindle with Back Light (optional)

General Accessories

=> Large Volume Water Bottle or Hydration Bladder – (I recommend  the Camelbak Eddy Bottle or the Platypus Hydration Bladder

=> Water Purification Tablets – options here

=> Baby Wipes

=> Sweat Resistant Suncream

=> Blister Platers

=> Insect Repellant

=> General Medications (Paracetamol, Imodium)

=> Pee Bottle (optional)

Other Bits and Bobs

=> Energy Bars

=> Energy Drink Supplement

=> Zip Lock Bags for Important Possessions (Passport, Money etc.)

=> Trekking Towel

=> Toiletries, including one roll of toilet paper

=> Passport, Visa, Insurance, Yellow Fever Card (if applicable)

=> Small Lock for your Duffle Bag


=> 4-5 Pairs of Underwear

=> Top and Bottom Base Layer – I recommend Smartwool or Icebreaker – Men’s and Women’s.

=> 3-4 Short Sleeve and 1-2 Long Sleeve Trekking Shirts – Men’s and Women’s

=> 1-2 Pairs of Hiking Trousers – Men’s and Women’s

=> 1 Polartec Fleece Jacket – Men’s and Women’s (I like the Helly Hansen or The North Face fleeces)

=> 1 Insulated Winter Jacket – Men’s and Women’s (Columbia do a cheap and cheerful option, otherwise go for Marmot, The North Face or Arc’teryx.

=> 1 Insulated Trekking Pants – basically hiking pants with a fleece inner.

=> 1 Wind Shell Jacket – Men’s and Women’s

=> If your wind shell jacket isn’t waterproof then get a lightweight rain jacket instead – Men’s and Women’s

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