Recommended Tipping Guide when on an African Safari

These are rough guidelines and suggestions on gratuities while travelling around Africa on a per person basis meaning per person travelling so if you are a couple, multiply by two etc.

NAMIBIA

Porters N$10.00 per person

Car guards N$5.00 per evening out

Guides N$100.00 per person per day

Professional guides N$150.00 per person per day

Hotel / camp / lodge staff US$4.00 per person per day

 

ZAMBIA / BOTSWANA / MALAWI / ZIMBABWE / MOZAMBIQUE /INDIAN OCEAN ISLANDS

Porters US$ 2.00 per person

Guides/Trackers US$7.00 per person per day

Professional Guides US$15.00 per person per day

Hotel / camp / lodge staff US$4.00 per person per day

 

SOUTH AFRICA

Porters R5.00 per piece of luggage

Car guards R5.00 – R10.00 per evening out

Trackers R100.00 per person per day

Guides/Rangers R150.00 per person per day

Hotel/lodge staff R30.00 per person per day

 

PRIVATE GAME RESERVES

Rangers R250.00 per person per day

Trackers R150 per person per day

General Staff R100.00 per person per day

 

TANZANIA / KENYA / ZANZIBAR

Porters US$ 2.00 per person

Drivers/Guides US$10.00 per person per day

Professional guides US$15.00 per person per day

Hotel / camp / lodge staff US$4.00 per person per day into staff kitty

 

MOUNT KILIMANJARO

Porters US$50.00 per porter (depending on route)  Guides US$120.00 per guide (depending on route)

 

RWANDA/UGANDA

Gorilla guides / trackers US$10.00 per guide / tracker per day

Trekking porters US$10.00 per person per day

Safari driver / guides US$5.00 per person per day

Luxury camp staff US$10.00 per day for the camp

Hotel / camp / lodge staff US$4.00 per person per day

 

THE ABOVE FIGURES ARE MERELY GUIDELINES AND ARE NOT MANDATORY.

FOR FAMILIES AND GROUPS PLEASE USE YOUR DISCRETION OR ENQUIRE FROM THE CAMP MANAGER.

 

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