Tipping is not mandatory but it is highly recommended. Tanzania follows the US American tipping system which means that tips are generally not included in prices. However, they are expected by everyone who delivers a service to you.
Our partner companies pay at least the minimum wage of TSH 20,000 per porter per day. This minimum amount is recommended and monitored by the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP). But, it is not considered a fair total compensation for which KPAP recommends at least TSH 30,000 per porter per day.
Paying a tip ensures that your crew is paid fairly and shows your appreciation for the services you have received.