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Money & Tips

Beaverton
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Money & Tips

Wondering if it's ok to keep us dollars for gorilla trek coming up or exchange some monies? If so, how much? Only staying 4 days. Also, tipping ideas, suggestions, thoughts? Thank you.

Isle of Man, United...
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1. Re: Money & Tips

Gorilla permits are payable in US$$ so Ok on that front.

Porters will take Dollars for tips but as they have to change them to spend them why not pay them in UgSh?

Normal to tip the 'leader' and the actual porter helper you hire to carry your kit and lend you a walking pole.

Toronto, Ontario...
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USD is fine but if you can exchange to Ugandan shillings, it will be more convenient for the people you tip.

Although optional, I recommend hiring a porter ($15 + tip). My partner and I are both healthy individuals in our 20's but still found the service of our porters immensely helpful. They will carry your bags, help you up/down steep, muddy hills, and pull branches out of the way. At the very least, you are contributing to the local community by providing a source of income.

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3. Re: Money & Tips

The porters are worth their weight in gold.. For $15, definitely worth it.. And yes, do tip.. Makes such a difference for them

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