Tipping in Tanzania

Tipping in Tanzania safari is not necessary but expected as a custom. On your Tanzania safari Tours, tipping your guide, hotel staff, cook, or anyone who serves you during your stay is expected. Our detailed Tanzania safari Tipping guidelines can help you understand, when to tip, what proportion to tip, and whom to tip in Tanzania.

Tanzania Tipping etiquette

Africa Joy Tours Tanzania Tipping Guide suggests that tipping is firmly entrenched within the tourism industry in Tanzania and travelers shouldn’t feel awkward concerning it in the slightest degree. Though Tipping in Tanzania safari is supporting the safari crew members financially however you ought to never feel obliged to leave a tip in case you don’t feel the service you received was immoral or insufficient.

Tipping On Tanzania safari Considerations:

Guide to Tipping at safari lodges

Numerous individuals are striving hard behind the scenes to create your safari experience an unforgettable one. You can ask most lodges for their tipping recommendation and guidelines so you’ll tip their employees accordingly with none hesitation. There is typically a communal tip ‘jar’ placed in lodges and a reasonable rate for Tipping in Tanzania safari is USD10 to 20 per person per day.

Tipping safari Guides

Tipping safari Guides in Tanzania is very essential as they are your go-to persons while on a game drive in Tanzania. A decent safari guide is essential for a successful safari in Tanzania. Safari guides keep you safe within the wild, is chock filled with attention-grabbing data concerning the wildlife and region, and point out the often near-hidden animals that you travelled all this way to see. For tipping your safari guide it’s customary to go away a USD10 tip per person per day.

About tipping safari Trackers

Safari trackers are the who accompany rangers on game drives and are very alert helping you take the best wildlife photos on your safari. We suggest that you tip trackers USD 5 per person per day.

Tipping in Restaurants and Bars

if you are on Luxury safari Tanzania you’ll receive glorious service and royal treatment at varied bars and restaurants. We advise you tip 10-15% on the bill total for the waiters. For bartenders, it’s suggested to tip a minimum of 100 pc of the bill for big orders and if you’re paying per drink then one to 2 USD should be enough.

Tipping safari Drivers

In Tanzania, it’s customary for Tipping safari Drivers Tanzania to support them financially. For tipping drivers, USD7-USD8 is sweet to travel. A tiny low tip in native currency should be enough for your safari drivers.

About Tipping on safari in Tanzania

Tipping in Tanzania safari is done in each Tanzanian shillings and America dollars and we suggest tipping + 8–10 USD per guest per day for a gaggle guide, concerning 5–10 USD per guest per day for a hunting expedition cook, + a pair of USD per guest per day for the final employees and + 3USD per town transfer.

Tipping in Kilimanjaro Climb

why should I tip? Tipping is a traditional practice after all Kilimanjaro climbs as the way of showing satisfaction to your guides and crew. The appreciation service helps ensure continued good service for people who follow you. As with any tipping scenario, if the service was of particularly high quality, we encourage you to give generously; if the service did not meet your expectations, adjust the tip consequently. Please note that each one Africa Joy Tours crew are paid a good living wage so nobody depends on tips as their only supply of income. However, tips give valuable additional money help to the crew and invaluable interpersonal advantages to all.
In what currency do I tip? Climb tips may be given in U.S. dollars/Euros or the Tanzanian shilling equivalent.

How much should I tip? We suggest 100 percent -12% of your climb cost (approximately $300-500) per climber.
How much in tips do the crew receive? Tips are combined and distributed among the guides, climb crew, and Africa Joy Tours staff at the Mbahe cottages. On average, the head guide receives approximately $30-40/day, assistant guide(s) and head cook receive $20-30/day; assistant cook(s) and crew with special duties receive $10-15/day; and porters receive $5-10/day. The staff at Mbahe also receive tips from this pool to indicate appreciation for their important role within the complete climb experience.

We find that combining all tips from the climbers into a tip pool so distributing among the team in relative proportion to their level of responsibility creates a simple and just method of tip distribution. This also recognizes the true team effort required on a climb and does not favor the more outgoing and attractive crew who become climber favorites over those shy crew whose quiet contributions are equally important to the team. Africa Joy Tours crew members have agreed to and approved this distribution method established by Simon.
How do i do know the tips are completely and fairly distributed? For transparency and to ensure trust among both climbers and crew we document the tip collection and distribution with sheets for Tips Given and Tips Received.

When do I give my tip? At the conclusion of the climb either at the celebratory luncheon at Mweka or Mbahe, or at the Africa Joy Tours office if you have stored your cash there.

In conclusion, we want to highlight that while tipping is a sensitive issue, there is no need to feel embarrassed as it is a normal part of the service industry in Tanzania. But please remember that relatively affluent visitors can have a big impact on the local economy. Tipping unwisely can distort the economic and social balance, so we would ask you to keep that in mind when you tip the staff during your safari in Tanzania.