Depending on your itinerary chose your shoes. There’s no need for hiking shoes if you have the only game drive, as you will be spending most of your safari wildlife viewing in a vehicle. Save the weight in your luggage!
But if you have a planned hiking excursion on your itinerary, we recommended take appropriate footwear such as hiking boots or walking safari shoes for long hikes or game walks; we generally recommend walking shoes for utmost comfort due to the rugged ground exposure in Tanzania.
Avoid bright, white and dark colors; it is better to blend in than stand out, so neutral-toned clothing is best – such as khaki, light bark or mid-tone brown, beige, olive and green, the typical colors used for safari clothing. Black and blue clothing attracted tsetse flies.Tsetse flies Mosquitoes are a problem in Tanzania, and the best way to protect against these insects is by wearing long pants, long-sleeved shirts, socks, and shoes. Insect repellent is also highly recommended, if not binding in most locations.
The locals of Zanzibar and many parts of Africa are Muslim, and there is no flexibility in the dress code. We suggest respecting their way of life with a completely open mind and heart.
Please dress modestly and on the conservative side when sightseeing in Stone Town or visiting anywhere outside of the beach resorts in Zanzibar. Women should not wear sleeveless or revealing tops and short skirts or thigh-high shorts or bare midriff (Capri trousers or at least knee-length shorts are fine). Men should wear shirts, pants or knee-length shorts.