Posts tagged with "kpap"

Tipping on Kilimanjaro is standard, and while many budget operators will tell their customers that tipping is at their discretion, the fact is, many mountain guides, cooks, and porters do not receive the minimum wage suggested by the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP) or the Kilimanjaro National Parks Authority (KINAPA), and so they depend on your tips to feed their families.
KPAP has changed the Kilimanjaro climbing industry, and for all the right reasons, with porters receiving up to 45% more than they did just eleven years ago. They are setting new standards in terms of daily salary, working conditions, and food on the mountain, and they are reducing the load on porters by ensuring they never carry more than the 20kg maximum weight requirement set by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority.