Tipping on Mount Kenya

Tipping is never an easy subject to broach, but is commonly expected in most parts of Africa as it makes up an important part of guides and porter's salaries.

Shiptons to Point Lenana

#1. Please remember that tips are always discretionary. Guidelines are provided for guidance only.

#2. Tip in proportion to your appreciation of the service you have received and in accordance with what you can afford.

#3. Typically expect to tip between 8-12% of what you paid up front for a trek (to be divided between the team. Budget around $100 - $150 (depending on the length of trek) per person to be distributed amongst the entire trek crew.

#4. It can be difficult judging how much to tip each team member, so most people pool their tip together as a group and present the tip to the chief guide at the gate when leaving the national park. The guide will then divide between the team. This method is preferred as it allows the guide to reward those who have worked hardest behind the scenes (not just what you as clients have seen), If you prefer to tip individually, then expect to tip the cook twice what you'd tip the porter and the guide 1.5x to 2x what you'd tip your cook.

Suggested Itineraries

Our itineraries are carefully designed by our experienced travel designers based on years of experience and customer feedback. For a custom itinerary tailored to you, please enquire giving as much detail as possible on your brief.

Combines one of our favourite safari camps in Africa with a barefoot beach lodge on the Kenya Coast.

Tailor-made Classic 9 days

Adults from $3,389 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $973 per person economy class from London

Families from $2,649 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $973 per person economy class from London

Enjoy some of the best safari in Africa on this two centre fly-in safari in the Laikipia Wilderness and Masai Mara.

Tailor-made Classic 1 week

Adults from $4,956 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $843 per person economy class from London

Families from $3,897 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $843 per person economy class from London

Excellent value introductory safari in an atmospheric small bush camp in the Masai Mara with superb big cat populations followed by relaxation on the beach in Kenya.

Tailor-made Classic 1 week

Adults from $2,055 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $908 per person economy class from London

Families from $1,854 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $908 per person economy class from London

Decisions...

Stop searching and speak to someone who knows.

Enquire Now