Tipping / Gratuities

Tipping is not compulsory. If, however, you want to tip because you have received good service, we have enclosed a brief guideline to assist you:

Camp, Game Lodge and Specialist Guides

If the guide has done a good job, we recommend US$5 per guest per day for travel to Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe and R50 per guest per day for visitors to Namibia and South Africa.

The General Safari Camp / Lodge Staff

Here we recommend about US$3 per guest per day for safari camps in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe and R30 per guest per day for safari camps in Namibia and South Africa. This should be placed in the communal tipping box to be distributed equally amongst all the staff at a later stage

Hotel Staff

Please allow between R5 and R10 per guest per day for hotel staff, ie. housekeeping etc

Porterage

Here we recommend about US$1 per person per movement.

Mokoro Paddlers and Trackers

We recommend that each paddler and/or tracker in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe receive US$3 per guest per day and that camp / lodge trackers in Namibia or South Africa receive R35.00 per guest per day.

Transfer and Touring Driver/Guides

Transfer: R10 per person
Half day tour: R25 per person
Full day tour: R50 per person

Blue Train and Rovos Rail

Cabin attendant R100 per person per journey
Waiter, Dining Car R75 per person per journey

Restaurants / Hotels

10% is customary on meal accounts but only if you are satisfied with the service.