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MOUNTAIN CLIMBING | Tipping & Guideliness  

Tipping Guidelines: Gratuities in the Tanzanian tourism industry generally follow the North American system. Tourists are expected to tip their safari staff and staff working at most restaurants and hotels. The following information provides a guide to tipping in while on safari. The information is a collection of tipping recommendations from guidebooks as well as our company’s experience with tipping in Tanzania.

Please remember that all Summit Odyssey staff is paid and no one relies on tips as a substitute for wages. As with any tipping situation, if you enjoy your experience, give a generous tip; if you do not enjoy your experience, adjust the tip accordingly.

Safari Tipping Guidelines: Driver/Guide: US $10 – US $15 per day per guide
Chef: US $10 – US $12 per day per chef (adventure camping safari only) Please note that the tip is per guide per day, not per traveler per day. For example, if you are in a group of four travelers that would like to tip the driver $20/day, each traveler would contribute $5/day to the tip kitty. The guide’s total tip at the end of a seven day safari would be US $140. It is best to tip at the end of the safari.

Hotels and Restaurants: Tips are expected at high-end luxury hotels and lodges. While tips are also expected at moderately priced safari lodges, not all patrons tip. Tips are not expected at restaurants and hotels frequented by locals. Most tourist lodges and hotels will have tip boxes at the reception desk. You can tip hotel staff individually, place a tip for all hotel staff in the tip box, or do both. Tips can be made in local currency, USD, Euros, or Sterling.

Trekking Tipping Guidelines: Generally, you should budget between 10% and 15% of your total climb cost for tips. If you are traveling in a small group, you should contribute more per person to the tip kitty. We provide a list of your crew as well as jobs performed on the day you begin your climb. Please use this list to write down tip amounts for each staff member. When distributing tips, please call the crew together and announce tip amounts to everyone. Those who accompany you to Uhuru Peak are considered assistant guides.

Head Guide: US $15 – US $20 per day per guide
Assistant Guide: US $10 – US $15 per day per guide
Cook: US $10 – US $15 per day per cook
Porter: US $5 – US $10 per day per porter/Between camping crew and waiter.

Please note that some porters have extra jobs such as toilet cleaner, camp crew, and waiter. Please tip these porters a bit more than porters who do not have extra jobs. Please note that the tip amounts listed for safari and Kilimanjaro are per group, not per individual traveler. For instance, if four people are on safari, they should each contribute $5/day if they want to tip the driver $20/day.

 

   
 

7 DAYS EXPERIENCE TANZANIA SAFARI

Price Start: USD $ 820 | VIEW DETAILS

8 CULTURAL TOUR KILIMANJARO

Price Start: USD $ 1350 | VIEW DETAILS

6 DAYS CAMPING SAFARI NORTHERN

Price Start: USD $ 1220 | VIEW DETAILS

7 DAYS LODGE SAFARI

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8 DAYS CAMPING SAFARI NORTHERN

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6 DAYS CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

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EXCURSIONS TANZANIA

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2 DAYS NGORONGORO/TARANGIRE

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