Tipping Guidelines

Your professional guides, porters, and staff work very hard 24 hours per day, every day, on your trek or safari.  Please show them your appreciation for keeping you safe and comfortable by tipping at the end of your trek.  As noted in the itineraries, the appropriate time to tip is on the last day of your climb after breakfast, before heading to your departure gate.  Your chief guide will remind you. Each amount shown below is per climber. 

The following is a general guide and is completely at your discretion, but we ask that your open your hearts and your pocketbooks and give as much as you are comfortable giving.  This is your Kilimanjaro staff's livelihood. So, if your staff went above and beyond, tip a little more than recommended.  If they did not quite meet your expectations, please inform us, and adjust downward accordingly. 

In addition to the amounts shown below, consider giving a separate, private tip to your personal guide, if you had one, or to anyone who went the extra mile for you.

 RG3 leads the pack to Machame Camp

RG3 leads the pack to Machame Camp

GROUP TIP for professional staff

$250 - $300:  These tips will be given to the chief guide, who will fairly allocate them among your Kilimanjaro staff.

As noted above, you can also tip individually to anyone who made your trip a little better.  Arrange these separately and privately before you leave at the end of your trip.

Don't try this at home....but definitely tip well!

PERSONAL PORTER TIP

$5 - $10:  Separate tip for your personal porter.  Did you enjoy having your own tent and a sleeping bag, etc.?  Thank your porter, who schlepped that stuff up the hill for you!

 Got food?  Yeah, and it is delicious and plentiful, thanks to your chef, wait staff, and kitchen porters!

Got food?  Yeah, and it is delicious and plentiful, thanks to your chef, wait staff, and kitchen porters!

 

 

toilet porter and chef

$5 - $10:  Separate tips (each) for the toilet porter and chef.  Enough said.  You know why these tips are needed.