Tipping!

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Oct 20th, 2004, 11:44 AM
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Tipping!

Hi everyone.

We are heading to Tanzania and Kenya in Feb on a 2Afrika trip. I was wondering if anyone could give me an idea of tipping. Who do you tip and roughly how much?
I know bottom line it comes down to what we think it is worth or can afford but I would like to have some idea of amounts that some of you may think is appropriate so I can ponder!!

Thanks in advance. J
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Oct 20th, 2004, 03:45 PM
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jues39 - 2Afrika, should provide this information along with pertinent "information before you go" documents/literature. But most all lodges/camps include information regarding suggested tipping in their rooms/tents.

This subject has appeared on these boards often, so try a search in the box at the top of the page - enter "tips" or "tipping" then click the FIND to the right. The threads including this information will appear in the left column and you can read through for specifics.
 
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Oct 20th, 2004, 04:45 PM
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I have to say that we didn't really follow guidelines but instead paid people for their service. When you think that a guide who drove you around for 4 days would make less than your waiter at a swank NYC eatery we felt plain rotten....we tipped according to how much service we received...

these people make v. little money in salary (200-300$ a month) so we gave them what we could.

i would tell you to keep that in mind and give what you can...they all have families they are supporting (who they get to see once every 2-3 months)

Maybe I am a sucker...maybe a softie...but we loved our guides/camp staff!

Melissa
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