It is customary to tip your mountain porters, cook, waiter and guides. Some may choose to tip more or less, but a tip should always be at the discretion of the customer and should take into consideration the quality and type of service rendered. Our staff will never ask for a tip.

We are strong advocates for fair and transparent tipping on Kilimanjaro, and as one of the leaders shaping responsible practices on Kili, we recommend that our climbers follow the tipping recommendations listed by the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP): We also have prepared various recommendations from what our past climbers felt was appropriate, for each option we offer, which includes recommendations for our guides, expected number of porters, and other details in addition to KPAP’s porters’ tipping customs.