Zara Tipping Policy
The tip system used by Zara is an essential part of the porters, cooks, drivers
and guides income. They work very hard to provide the best possible services
but at the same time they expect good tips in return. Our recommended tips are
quite high by Tanzanian standards and there is no need for them to be exceeded,
however if services were not adequate a full tip need not be paid and in this
event please inform us at the Springland's Hotel reception of any problems
that arose on your trip.
In order for tips to be given out fairly and to avoid possible misundestandings
we would request that tips are given on your return to the Springlands Hotel.
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 (only
regularly available on the Marangu Route). It is also worth bearing in mind
that items of clothing and footwear, for children or adults, used or new, are
also highly valued and can be given as well as money tips.
See also Zara porters and guides.
The following are daily rates the group as a whole is recommended to pay per
staff member :
Kilimanjaro Staff: 1 guide per group of 8, 1 assistant guide per 4, 1 cook per 8. Porters (per
person): 2 on the Marangu, 3 on Machame, Umbwe and Rongai and 4 on the Lemosho
|Staff ||Tip in usd|
|Safari or Mountain Guide||15|
|Cook / Assistant Guide||10|
Safari Staff: 1 driver guide per vehicle, 1 cook on basic camping safaris.
David - safari cook
Porters at Mweka