Tanzanian Entry Visa. (If flying to Nairobi and taking the bus to Arusha, Kenyan visas can be bought on arrival at Nairobi airport.).
Air Travel Documents – Cash in US dollars in denominations of $10 and $20 (tipping allowance and local purchases, taxis, meals, etc).
Credit Cards (recommended for eventualities only & obtaining extra cash from ATMs).
Travel Insurance Documents.
Vaccination Certificates (where applicable) – Traveller’s Cheques are not recommend as they are subject to extremely poor conversion rates in Arusha.
Camera and film or Digital Camera and spare memory cards & batteries & charger
Sunglasses with UV-filter lenses
High energy snacks (Cereal bars, dried fruit and nuts)
Spare Contact Lenses and fluid, if worn – Watch
Head torch with spare batteries
Water bottles & Camelbak (3 litres carrying capacity if climbing)
Water Purification Tablets / Iodine drops
Ear Plugs (in the event of attempting to sleep near barking dogs)
Plastic bags (for dirty washing, used wrappers, etc.)
Telescopic walking poles (optional – and for use on active safaris & climbs only)
Mobile phone. There is signal reception in much of the national parks and safari areas. Note: It is a very good idea to unlock your phone before you come out so that a local SIM card can be used. This will make calls home very inexpensive.
Personal Small First Aid Kit
Pain Killers (Ibuprofen)
Diamox (Acetazolamide) if you are climbing Kilimanjaro– Paracetamol
Zinc oxide tape and small scissors.
Compeed Blister Pads
Immodium / Loperamide anti-diarrhoea tablets
Any medication you normally use
Dioralyte sachets or similar re-hydration packs. Note that your guide or safari liaison will carry a more comprehensive medical kit containing additional Acetazolamide, Ibuprofen, Anti-inflammatory gel, bandages, Loperamide, Amoxycilin, Oral Dexamethasone, and several other items.
Specialist Equipment for Hunters & Survivalists
Small, sharp, strong high-quality lock-knife. STT recommends Buck Knives. But please don’t bring a very expensive model.
Leather-palmed fingerless gloves (unless you have very tough skin on your hands)
Goggles – only for those requesting a night hunt, as torches cannot be used once we are near to the prey, and the risk of damage to unprotected eyes by thorns is high
Knee and elbow pads are not strictly necessary, however serious survivalists or Special Forces students who will be spending several days in Eyasi and wish to perfect their bush CTR & closing skills, may benefit from this protection. Note: Please bear in mind that while the Hadzabe only wear a leather skin for protection (and sometimes not even that), they are very robust and are willing to accept the risk of injury perhaps more readily than most of the rest of us.
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