African Big Cats only works with safari guide-drivers with 5+ of experience, many of whom are guides for National Geographic documentaries and are among the elite safari guides in East Africa. They are experts in understanding and explaining various disciplines including natural eco-culture systems, biodiversity and wildlife habitats you will be viewing. They are knowledgeable about the geological conditions that formed the unique eco-environment and landscapes you will see, the prey-predator wildlife habits of the immense variety of species in the region, have a general knowledge about the fascinating and colorful traditional bush communities inhabiting the African bush and Rift Valley, are fluent in various languages including English, trained in many safety procedures and can quickly fix any issue at a moment’s notice that can occur in the rough bush terrain.
As such, the tour guide group leader plays a significant role in you having a great, safe and well-informed safari experience and it is the cultural and professional tradition in East African that safari guides receive part of their compensation through the tips and gratitude of their clients.
These compensations through gratuity are completely voluntary and are at your discretion which depend upon your level of satisfaction with your experience and your own cultural guidelines with regards to tipping. As a general guideline however, safari guide are usually presented with a gift of around $15 per client a day. This equally applies to the guides that take you on our cultural experiences in their own communities.
Regardless of the level of tipping you wish to give our guides or drivers, their satisfaction is your enjoyment and to enrich you with a wonderful experience in our country. Please know though that any gratuity should be presented after the safari has concluded.