QUALIFICATION for KILIMANJARO OUTFITTER PARTNER
Ø Company must have TALA (Tanzania Licensing Act) license
Ø Minimum performance standards met
Ø Monitoring required for at least 1 season to qualify
Ø Monitoring every season to continue to qualify
Ø Data entered into computer for grading at the end of each season
Ø At least 85% performance level to qualify to be listed as Partner company
Cooperation with Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP)
Ø Submit climb schedule every month
Ø Check by investigative porters
Ø 50-100 surveys per season
Ø Communication with KPAP regarding follow up on any problems identified by KPAP
Ø Meeting with porters and Directors once per year with KPAP representative in attendance
IMEC/KPAP Partner Program Performance Standards
Ø Pay the following minimum wages:
§ Porters: 20,000Tsh/day
§ Guides: 40,000Tsh/day
§ Assistant Guides and Cooks: 30,000Tsh/day
Ø Payment within 2 days of descent (Sundays and holidays excluded)
Ø Transparency in the tipping procedure ensuring that the porters receive the amount intended for them. Different methods include:
§ Climbers pay directly
§ Climbers give tip money to guide in the presence of the crew and announce amount for porters
§ Separate envelope for porters in which total amount of tip and amount per porter is indicated
§ Tip sheet in which tip amounts for all crew are outlined
3. Bag Weights
Ø 20kg for the weight the porter carries for the company
Ø 3 meals/day
Ø Adequate amount of food
Ø Good quality
Ø Ground sheet provided
Ø Adequate sleeping space
Ø KINAPA Regulation: Salary payment of 20,000 every camp + food and transport.
Company will assist with:
1. Recommending tip amounts so that porters have a proper living wage from salary and tip.
2. Informing crew of company’s requirements regarding gear and equipment.
3. Instituting a procedure for descent of ill crew person.
4. Ensuring that there is fair assignment to climbs.
For more information or to register your company, please contact us at [email protected]