Tipping


In Kenya, there is a custom of giving tips for good service. A tip is an indication of appreciation on the part of the customer for the services given and should only be given when the service was up to expectations, and is paid after all the services have been completed. It is never mandatory. The general recommendation is to tip in accordance with the level and quality of service provided. Remember that an excessive tip could make it difficult for the next customer.

A guideline for each traveler would be as follows:

.. Porters at the airports, hotels, lodges, etc. – US$ 1 per porter;
.. In restaurants – approximately 10% of your bill;
.. Safari drivers and guides US$5 per person per day.