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Tanzania Wildlife Adventure Tipping Policy

Tips will vary depending on the length and complexity of the trip, the number of staff on the trip, and the number of clients on the trip. Generally, the group likes to meet together before the end of the trek to discuss how much the individual trek experience

You will be given an envelope at the East Point Hotel after your trek for your trip money. The tip should not dependent on whether you summit or not, but rather whether your guide and porters were professional and had your best interest in mind.

If your guide and porters have not met your expectations, please inform Tanzania Wildlife Adventure at the East Point Hotel immediately and don’t feel obligated to give a trip. If they press you for a tip during your trek inform Tanzania Wildlife Adventure as well as this is against company policy

Do not pay tips on the mountain nor should you pay for any extra services while you are on the mountain other for the purpose of refreshment (only regularly available on the Marangu Route). It is also worth bearing in mind that items of clothing and footwear, for children or adults, used or new are also highly valued and can be given as well as money tips.

Also, you are also welcome to invite your guide back to the East Point Hotel for drinks and /dinner (on you) as a thank you in addition to their trips
You can use US dollars, Euros, Tz Shillings or a Combination of these
The following are daily rate for each climber recommended to tip per staff member

  • Per chief Guide: $20 – 25 per day
  • Per Assistant guide: $15 – 20 per day
  • Per cook: $10 – 15 per day
  • Per Porter: $8 – 10 per day

Note: Each client should expect to tip between the US $ 250 – 350 for the entire climb

For all Kilimanjaro routes expect Marangu you have

1 Climber:1guide,3 Porter,1 cook
2 Climbers: 1 guide ,6 Porter ,1 extra assistance guide,1 cook
3 Climbers:1 guide,9 Porter,1 extra assistance guide ,1 cook
4 Climbers: 2 guides,9 Porter’s,1 extra assistance guide,1 cook,1 Waiter

For Marangu

1 guide and 1 cook for 8 climbers,1 extra assistance guide per each
3 Climbers,2 porters per climber

Additional notes

– if you have booked you climb through an argent that gave you different information please tip according to the agent’s information

  • Avoid confusion on the first day of your climb, please confirm with your guide the correct total number of staffs that you or your group have. Don’t pay tips to any other person
  • When you do the tipping at East Point Hotel, please make sure the guide is accompanied by at least one of the members of your crew to allow total transparency
  • If anything is not clear ask at East Point Hotel
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