In most establishments you visit during your Safari the person
serving you will expect a small tip, although it is not a must to give it.
It is a simple way of saying ‘Thank You’ for a job well done.
If you are not happy with the service you have received, then do not give a tip.
So, what guideline can you use to decide whether to give a tip or
Tips and Gratuities
Keep your tip until the end of your Kenya Safari and by then
you will know what you can afford to give.
For some travelers, $10 a day might be expensive,
while to others it is peanuts.
So it boils down to whether you are
happy with the service you received and how much
you can afford by this time. Sometimes,
even a bar of chocolate is enough to say thank you.
You are free to decide to tip or not, and how much.
Remember also that there are those who made your Safari enjoyable
even though you didn’t see them. For example, the people
who mowed the lawn, pruned the trees, and cleaned the compound.
So, sometimes, it is better to put your Tips and Gratuities into the Tip Box at the entrance or reception area of the hotel you stay in
so that the total amount is shared between all workers
at the hotel. That ensures that all the people who made your Safari
a worthwhile experience get a tip.
So, if you are happy with the service, appreciate them. Unhappy? Don’t tip.