Please remember to bring lots of cash (at least $30, as of October, 2006) for the Uganda visa, as well as a passport photo, for purchasing the visa at the Kampala airport. Please also bring plenty of cash for tips + gratuities, for shopping, drinks, etcetera. There are good cash/atm machines and traveler's cheques will work, especially in Kampala. Members who don't bring enough cash are often found sitting on their hands in a dark and cold hotel room or tent while the rest of the team are out having fun enjoying the night life that is surprisingly exciting and even funny, the sometimes fun pubs and shopping.
There are two types of tips, the staff tip, and the summit-attempt bonus.
The "staff tip" will be $100, £50, €70 per foreign climber. Expect to pay this tip no matter what.
For the "summit-attempt bonus" a group porter who helps you to climb up to the the high camp or up to the summit and back down, expect to pay $50, £25, €40 per porter. That amount of money may be split between the climbers in the summit party.