How to pay for your Kilimanjaro climb
Once we have received your booking details we will request a non-refundable booking deposit of USD 150 per person plus the value of any additional or upgraded accommodation that you have requested. This deposit is usually paid by credit card via PayPal. The final balance of payment is payable in US Dollars 30 days prior to the climb, or else in cash in US Dollars on arrival if you would prefer this.
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Last Minute Bookings
– If you have not completed your booking more than 30 days prior to your proposed climb date please note that you will be required to pay for your climb in cash in US Dollars on arrival as bank transfers to East Africa can be subject to long delays and bad routings which can take some time to correct. Where a climber pays his or her final balance on arrival, we require that payments should be made using notes printed in the year 2000 or later, and in denominations of USD 100s and USD 50s only. We are required strictly to observe these provisions due to local banking limitations.
Payment of Outstanding / Main Balances
– If opting to pay your final balance by wire transfer this is payable no later than 30 days prior to your climb start date and will be invoiced in either Pounds Sterling or US Dollars. Please request an invoice in your preferred currency. (Due to exchange rate volatility non-US Dollar invoices can only be issued within three working days of the date on which you wish to pay your final balance).
When arranging the wire transfer please ensure that you instruct your bank to effect the transfer so as to arrive into our bank account free of bank charges, whether SWIFT charges, correspondent bank charges, conversion fees, or the remittance fee. If the prices published on this website and reflected on the costs advice that your coordinator will supply you with, should please be understood to denote the value of funds that we are required to receive in order to complete your expedition arrangements. Conversely, unless paying in cash on arrival, it should therefore please be understood that the published and advised prices are not necessarily the amount that you will pay, as all methods of funds transfer – whether by wire or credit card – are subject to the transaction and conversion fees that banks apply in order to receive profit from facilitating these transactions. Should a climber’s bank be unable to effect these instructions, any outstanding bank charges incurred will be invoiced for payment in cash on arrival. Such charges include circumstances in which we are required to purchase Dollars at the commercial purchasing rate (1.35% over the day’s averaged mid-market rate as published on www.xe.com), where a climber’s bank are unable to send funds in the requested currency, or where an alternative currency is specifically preferred and instructed by the climber to his or her bank.