Money
By easytravel
Published July 3, 2020
    1. What money should I bring with me?
      There is no need to worry about getting hold of Tanzanian Shillings, the currency of our country, before you arrive. US Dollars are accepted almost everywhere here, though the exchange rate when shopping is not always favourable. (A bit of ‘rounding up’ by shopkeepers, is quite common.) As ATMs are not as common in Tanzania as elsewhere, we advise you to bring enough US Dollars to last your trip. Make sure to check the series numbers on the dollar notes, as any notes older than 2009 will not be accepted here. You will not actually spend any money on Kilimanjaro, except for tipping your mountain crew. Bring a credit card or two as back-up, but note that these will only be accepted in large hotels and restaurants. Using a credit card will attract a charge of up to 5%.
    2. If I have to abandon my climb and descend early, will I have to pay for any extra hotel nights?
      Your trip cost includes one night in your Arusha hotel before your climb, and one night at the end of your climb, unless otherwise agreed with us. You will have to pay for any additional hotel nights, and in the event that you have to abandon your climb, you will also have to pay for an individual transfer back to Arusha. (Your trip cost is based on a group transfer at the end of a successful climb
    3. If someone in my group needs to descend, does the whole group have to descend with them?

      Definitely not. At Easy Travel we provide enough guides to ensure that the climb can continue for the group, even if a climber has to descend. We provide sufficient guides according to the size of each group, as detailed below.

      Total Number of crew in camping route (Lemosho, Machame and Rongai)
      No of climbers No of Guides
      1 1
      2 2
      3 2
      4 2
      5 3
      6 3
      7 3
      8 4
      9 4
      10 4
      Total Number of crew in Hut route (Marangu Route)
      No of climbers No of Guides
      1 1
      2 2
      3 2
      4 2
      5 3
      6 3
      7 3
      8 4
      9 4
      10 4
    4. What if my hiking pace is too slow?

      The recommended pace on Kilimanjaro is pole, pole (slowly, slowly) and we mean it. A slow pace is the best way to climb at altitude. And remember that Easy Travel provide a number of mountain guides, so there is always one to accompany you, however slow you may walk. We will not leave you behind!