• Arusha Tanzania


  • Tips will vary depending on the length and complexity of the trip, the number of staffs 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.
  • You will be given an envelope at the hotel after your trek for your tip money.
  • Tips should not be dependent on whether you summit or not, but rather whether your guides and porters were professional and had your best interests in mind.
  • If your guides and porters have not met your expectations, please inform DASSIE SAFARIS immediately, and don’t feel obligated to give a tip. If they press you for a tip during your trek, inform DASSIE as well, as this is against DASSIE’S policy.
  • Do not pay tips on the mountain nor should you pay for any extra services while you are on the mountain other than for the purpose of refreshments.
  • You can use US DOLLARS, EUROS, POUND, TSHS or a combination of these.
  • The following are daily rates for each climber recommended to tip per staff member
  • Per chief guide $20-25 per day
  • As per assistant guide $15-20 per day
  • As per cook $10-15 per day
  • As per porter $9-10 per day
  • NB: Each client should expect to tip between $250-350 for the entire climb.
    NOTE:The ratio of climbers to staff members on trek
  • 1 Climber: 1 guide: 3 porters: 1 cook
  • 2 Climbers: 1 guide: 6 porters: 1 cook: 1 assistant guide
  • 3 Climbers: 1 guide: 9 porters: 1 cook: 1 assistant guide
  • 4 Climbers: 2 guides: 9 porters: 1 cook: 1 assistant guide: 1 waiter
    Tipping is just an incentive, depending with the crew’s performance, don’t be forced to tip out, before tipping seek out the correct information from the guide about the correct total number of staffs then tip accordingly. Our tipping policy should be adhered to.