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    Price guidelines

    Safari Prices

    Safaris are priced individually based on the parks and lodges visited. Please email info@dumaexplorer.com for a quote.


    Mountain Trekking Prices
    2016 Kilimanjaro Prices

    Machame 6 days: 2 to 3 people US $2399/person / 4 to 8 people US $2099/person / More than 8 people US $1859/person

    Machame 7 days: 2 to 3 people US $2699/person / 4 to 8 people US $2399/person / More than 8 people US $2149/person

    Lemosho 7 days: 2 to 3 people US $2799/person / 4 to 8 people US $2399/person / More than 8 people US $2199/person

    Rongai 6 days: 2 to 3 people US $2559/person / 4 to 8 people US $2169/person / More than 8 people US $1989/person

    Rongai 7 days: 2 to 3 people US $2659/person / 4 to 8 people US $2429/person / More than 8 people US $2179/person

    Lemosho 8 days: 2 to 3 people US $3099/person / 4 to 8 people US $2799/person / More than 8 people US $2499/person


    Please note: All ascents via Crater Camp incur an additional USD 350 per person charge. 

    If you would like to add a shower tent to your trip, the additional price is $350 per group.

    Single tent supplement: USD 30 per night


    2016 Meru Prices

    Three Day Climb: 2 people US $839/person / 3 to 5 people US $809/person / More than 5 people US $729/person

    Four Day Climb: 2 people US $969/person / 3 to 5 people US $919/person / More than 5 people US $839/person


    What's included

    Safaris include: 

     All park entrance, camping, lodge and administrative fees 

     All meals and bottled drinking water 

     4WD transportation while on safari 

     Staff salaries and fees 

     Transfer to/from Arusha 

     Hotels in Arusha where noted 

     Camping safaris include sleeping tents, sleeping mattresses and pillows, tables and chairs (shower and toilet tents available on some itineraries)


    Kilimanjaro Climbs include: 

     All park entrance, camping, hut and rescue fees 

     All meals and filtered drinking water while on the mountain 

     Camping equipment including mountaineering, mess and sleeping tents (Mountain Hardwear, North Face, Marmot), table and chairs, toilet tent, sleeping mattresses and pillows, hot water bottles

     Guide (Wilderness First Responder certified), cook and porter salaries and fees 

     Baggage porterage 

     Transport to/from national park gates 

    First aid kit and pulse oximeter

     Portable altitude chamber included on Crater Camp summits


    Prices do not include gratuities, soda/alcohol unless otherwise noted, accommodations in Arusha unless otherwise noted, health/evacuation insurance, visa fees, international airfare, laundry, and meals not noted on the itinerary.

    Prices are not negotiable. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason.

    For additional details, please review our Terms and Conditions section.

    Tipping Guidelines

    Gratuities in the Tanzanian tourism industry generally follow the North American system. Tourists are expected to tip at restaurants and hotels, on safari, and while hiking Kilimanjaro. The following information provides a guide to tipping in Tanzania. The information is a collection of tipping recommendations from guidebooks as well as our company's experience with tipping in Tanzania.

    Please remember that all our staff is paid a wage and no one relies on tips as a substitute for wages. As with any tipping situation, if you enjoy your experience give a generous tip; if you do not enjoy your experience, adjust the tip accordingly.

    Hotels and Restaurants

    Tips are expected at high-end luxury hotels and lodges. While tips are also expected at moderately priced safari lodges, not all patrons tip. Tips are not expected at restaurants and hotels frequented by locals. Most tourist lodges and hotels will have tip boxes at the reception desk. You can tip hotel staff individually, place a tip for all hotel staff in the tip box, or do both.

    Safari Staff

    Driver/Guide: US $10 - US $25 per day per guide 

    Chef: US $10 - US $25 per day per chef (adventure camping safari only) 

    Duma Explorer safari staff should be tipped equally.

    Mountain Staff

    Generally, you should budget between 10% and 15% of your total climb cost for tips. If you are traveling in a small group, you should contribute more per person to the tip kitty. We provide a list of your crew as well as jobs performed on the day you begin your climb. Please use this list to allocate tips. Tips are generally distributed at the last camp or hut on Kilimanjaro and Meru. We recommend giving each staff person their tip. If you are part of a large group, you may also call a few people at a time to distribute tips.

    Head Guide: US $15 - US $30 per day per guide 

    Assistant Guide: US $10 - US $20 per day per guide 

    Cook: US $8 - US $12 per day per cook 

    Porter: US $4 - US $10 per day per porter


    Some porters perform extra jobs such as toilet cleaner, camp crew and waiting. Please tip these porters a bit more than porters who do not have additional jobs.


    Tip amounts listed for safari and Kilimanjaro are per group, not per individual traveler. For instance, if four people are on safari, they should each contribute $5/day if they want to tip the driver.