Lyimo Expeditions Kilimanjaro's staff are paid a fair and proper living wage – no one relies on tips as their only income source. However, it provides valuable relational benefits and additional financial assistance.
How much do I tip?You can either choose to gather your total tip amount in a pool with the rest of the climbers which we later divide evenly among the crew, or if you would like to have control over who's receiving what, you can give your tip from an individual to an individual.
As a guide line, we recommend that each climber calculate their total tip offering as: 10 – 15% of the total climb cost OR $50 – 70 for each day on the mountain. This amount is close to the following tip ranges divided by each crew member position: Porters receive $6/day, cook(s) receive $10/day, assistant guide(s) receive $20/day and trip leader/head guide receives $40/day.
When do I give my tip?Lyimo Expeditions Kilimanjaro knows that a successful climb of Kilimanjaro is built on team work and support of all climbers, guides and crew. To appreciate this team effort, the tip is given the last day of the trip after we have celebrated.
The Arusha SafariEach group of 4 clients on the Arusha Safari will share one vehicle with a naturalist/driver. Camping safaris include one camping crew and one cook.
How much do I tip?The following tip ranges are recommended for safari:
Camping Crew:$6-$10 per day per vehicle (camping safari)
Cook: $10-$15 per day per vehicle (camping safari)
Naturalist/Driver: $20-$25 per day per vehicle