Kilimanjaro tipping policy

Tipping on Kilimanjaro is not a local custom in Tanzania, but rather common only among Kilimanjaro tourists and expatriates who live in the country. Giving monetary gifts to friends or relatives is common, however both in the city and in the countryside. As tourism is growing in the country, locals who work in the tourism industry are getting used to the notion of tipping and sometimes even expect a tip from clients. On the Kilimanjaro we highly suggest tips at your own free will but think about good tips regarding good services you’ve got. We recommend tipping from

  • $20 per head guide per day,
  • $15 per assistant guide per day
  • $15 per cook
  • and $10 per porter

All this is based on a daily unit and this can be shared between each Client in the climb)

Please, let the decision be your desire. I mean think of your budget and what tip you can offer.

This may vary depending on the length and complexity of the trip, the number of days, the number of staff on the trip and the number of clients on the trip. Generally groups like to meet together before the end of the trek to discuss how much they would like to tip each staff member based on their individual trek experience