Advice about gifts for staff

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  1. Mtgoat

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    I've read here and been told by others that I should take some small gifts for the staff. I'd really appreciate some guidance about how much and for whom. I'll be hunting 8 days - plains game in Namibia with Omujeve.

    When do you give the gifts? At the beginning? At the end? Do you give them all at once or a little at a time?

    One person advised taking a Costco bag of hard candy. I did buy a bag at Costco, but it really seems excessive - 7 lbs!! What is reasonable? Do you hand out one piece at a time or just give a small bag with several pieces? Do you just give to the trackers and kids you meet along the way? Or, do you give to each staff member, your PH, etc.?

    I thought that I would take a few little LED flashlights that with a company logo on them. Same questions - to whom, when?

    My father used to run Ka-Bar cutlery. It goes without saying that I have more than a few knives. I thought that I'd take a pocket knife for the tracker(s). Should the PH also get one?

    Is there anything else that I should take?
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    There is already a huge thread covering this ad infinitum, ad nauseam. All your questions will be answered there. Good luck!
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    Any idea what the name of thread is?
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    I think it was the "Tipping Guide". Someone else will confirm soon.
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    Thanks. By the way, do you ever sleep???
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    With Wayne in Africa, Jerome has to stay awake 24/7 to keep us from causing to much trouble.
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    The Brick still over there??????:confused:
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    I think he was planning to be gone for about 45 days. He knows how to do Africa right.
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    Holy Cow! I guess I wasnt paying enough attention. That is a good long safari.

    If MtGoat makes it thru the Tipping Guide he may be sorry he asked!:rolleyes:
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    Mtgoat Just as an idea you may want to ask the Outfitter/PH if there is anything that they would like you to bring for them as well. Shipping to Africa is out of this world, I mailed out 2 boxes of 375 H&H bullets a few weeks ago to RSA the package wieghed 5lbs to ship it cost over $58 dollars. Just a thought
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    Has to be one of the best threads (as far as opinions) that I have had the pleasure of participating in. I have to agree with Bob though, and I said this in the thread mentioned, ask you PH/outfitter. Your outfitter will tell you what these participants in you hunt are accustomed to getting for their services.
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    USPS has Flat rate shipping so it,s a little cheaper to ship but it took about a Month to get a package to SA
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    I would not worry about gifts, they end up with all kinds of stuff (like knives) which they don t know what to do with. Except for clothing, which is always welcome.

    The best gift in Africa is money ! Just tip generously.
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    Yes!! I agree! I bring most of the stuff (fans, first aid, batteries etc..) for myself but then leave them behind. Small bills are best!!

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