This is a discussion on Tipping Guide within the Hunting Africa forums, part of the Hunting Forums - Hunting in Africa category; i dont know about other countries but in zambia you get a lower exchange rate for us notes lower than ...
05-02-2013, 09:04 AM #261
i dont know about other countries but in zambia you get a lower exchange rate for us notes lower than a $50.00
05-02-2013, 04:07 PM #262
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09-08-2013, 02:50 PM #263
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What a wealth of information! Nice to know so that I can factor in the proper cost.
09-08-2013, 03:10 PM #264
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In the end, last month in Namibia with Omujeve, I wrote a one personal check to my PH. I wrote another personal check to the outfitter with the tip for the staff included. Perhaps mine was a special case. I hunted one day at the main camp. Then we went with our PH to another camp where we hunted half a day with a different driver/tracker. Due to vehicle problems, we moved back to the first camp for the remainder of the hunt and had a third driver (couldn't call him a tracker). The PH said that they could prorate the tip among the staff.
They were happy to take a personal check, credit card, cash, wire transfer - whatever was the most convenient for me.
11-16-2013, 12:09 PM #265
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As an outfitter who also guides , I don't expect a tip. As far as my staff are concerned , I have guidelines to help hunters who aren't sure. However the staff understand that there are people who will tip more , or less , than others. My people give their 110 % , always , and the trackers put themselves in harms way more often than is good for the average mans health. I don't have minimums to tip and no maximums. Tip as you see fit and what you can afford. If your tracker has tracked down your wounded lion, Buffalo , leopard or Elephant successfully , look after the man , he was the only one in the follow up without a rifle... I believe in having the hunter personally tip the staff . It is the right way.
By the way , what does the tipping structure look like when hunting in a country like Canada for example ?" In our hearts we are all hunters , but its only the privileged few who ever answer to this primitive instinct , and fewer still who experience the thrill of hunting in the hunting paradise we call Africa " - Jan Dumon , Letaba river 1995
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11-16-2013, 12:55 PM #266
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The guides are sometimes the Outfitter as well.
They Guides earn a wage, like the PH's in Africa, and also earn from tips.
Guide your tip on the effort expended.
What you said works about anywhere. In Canada it will work just fine.
"Tip as you see fit and what you can afford. "Practice whispering before you leave for Africa!
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