Thank you for obtaining our opinion in this regard.
The average tipping in TOTAL for all our employees from clients, must not exceed 5% of the accommodation cost and the trophy cost of their safari.
We then divide (not equally, because the PH's receive more) this 5% to ALL THE EMPLOYEES.
We then issue VOUCHERS (for record purpose so that no one accuse anyone not receiving the tips).
These VOUCHERS are being handed to the client. The client in person gives each employee their own vouchers.
By handling it that way, the advantages are:
a) the client hand the tip direclty to the employee;
b) the employee receives the tip directly from the client;
c) the vouchers are being documented and signed for - track record excists and no one is to blamed for anything.
This system is effective for us for many years. We recommend it strongly.
Kindest regards from Namibia, Africa.
I saw you note on "tipping" and after reading dozens of articles and discussing this endlessly with other hunters I would be very interested to hear, specifically your views or rather what is an acceptable gratuity practice at Kowas.
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Pheroze: I was intrigued by the blog on 400, 465 H&H in which you stated you were having a rifle reamed out to accomodate the larger bore. Who is doing the work for you, do they then provide cut rifling or buttoned. Will a 375 H&H rechamber to the 400 H&H. Is there much ballistic difference between it and the 404/375