Essentials and Tipping guide for Kilimanjaro

Here is the information about tipping and equipment rental prices

Tipping

Tipping is a common practice and is highly expected in Tanzania. Tips can be divided among the whole group. The tipping amount varies from the number of people in the group to the number of days on the mountain. As a company, we don't get involved in the tipping process. We can only give you our guidelines on what the crew is expecting. The crew works very hard to help you successfully complete the trek and make your Kilimanjaro experience a memorable one.

Below is the average tips expected in the Kilimanjaro:

For 5 Day Climb:

  • Solo trekker: USD 325 - USD 350
  • Group of 2: USD 275 - USD 300 per person
  • Group of 3: USD 235 - USD 270 per person
  • Group of 4: USD 215 - USD 240 per person
  • Group of 5: USD 215 - USD 240 per person

For 6 Day Climb:

  • Solo trekker: USD 390 - USD 410
  • Group of 2: USD 330 - USD 360 per person
  • Group of 3: USD 280 - USD 310 per person
  • Group of 4: USD 260 - USD 285 per person
  • Group of 5: USD 260 - USD 285 per person

For 7 Day Climb: 

  • Solo trekker: USD 455 - USD 490
  • Group of 2: USD 385 - USD 410 per person
  • Group of 3: USD 330 - USD 355 per person
  • Group of 4: USD 300 - USD 325 per person
  • Group of 5: USD 310 - USD 330 per person

For 8 Day Climb:

  • Solo trekker: USD 520 - USD 550
  • Group of 2: USD 440 - USD 480 per person
  • Group of 3: USD 375 - USD 400 per person
  • Group of 4: USD 340 - USD 360 per person
  • Group of 5: USD 350 - USD 370 per person

Tipping Breakdown:

Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber):

  • Guides: USD 20 per day
  • Cook / Asst.Guide: USD 15 per day
  • Porter: USD 10 per day per porter

Number of staff varies according to group size:

  • 1 trekker: 1 Guide,1 Cook,3 - 5 Porters
  • 2 trekkers: 2 Guides, 1 Cook, 6-7 Porters
  • 3 trekkers: 2 Guides,1 Cook,9 Porters
  • 4 trekkers: 2 guides, 1 cook and 12 porters
  • 5 trekkers: 3 guides,1 cook and 15 porters
  • 6 trekkers : 3 guides, 2 cook and 18 porters
  • 7 trekkers: 3 guides,2 cook and 21 porters
  • 8 trekkers: 4 guides, 2 cook and 24 porters
  • 9 trekkers: 4 guides,2 cook and 27 porters
  • 10 trekkers: 4 guides, 2 cook and 30 porters

For more information please visit www.tanzaniatourism.go.tz