I was told by my first Africa guide $125 per day for the ph. $25 per dayy Skinner's (I had two Skinner/trackers). And $20 per day for house staff to share. So I brought $190 per day. I don't think looking at the hunt total as a benchmark makes sense. If I shoot a kudu or a sable, it's the exact same work for the team. But the cost of the hunt is drastic difference. Paying per day seems to make the most sense. I think the hunt cost percentage is more something that happens with north american guides, where you typically are paying for one or two animals in 10 days.This horse has been beaten to death but I do have a simple question . . . is tipping the "recommended amount" on an outfitters website ever considered to be insufficient? I only ask because I see suggested daily tip rates (in $ for PH and Staff) on websites that, in aggregate, are small percentage of the potential cost of the hunt.
For example, if the cost of a 7 day hunt is $35k but the suggested tip amount is $100/day for PH + $100/day for camp staff, does $1400 in total tip not seem a bit light @ 4.0% ?