Currency & Tipping Guidelines.
Our Discover Corps guides and drivers are some of the best, so while the program fee covers all gratuities for most hotels, meals, baggage & transportation. Gratuity for your guide/staff is not included. So to show your appreciatiation tip are highly encouraged. You can tip in Dollar or Kenya Shillings. Please take this into consideration when converting money or using the ATM machine at the airport upon arrival. Please note, there are no ATM machines available at the camps that you stay, only during your time in Nairobi.
Please use this recommendation as a general guide:
Guide $6-$8 per guest per day.
Encounter Mara guides (4 Days): approximately $5 per guest per day
Drivers: $3-$5 per guest per day
$1 USD = 103.80 KES, Kenyan Shilling*
Also please feel free to bring them any gifts to remember you by, or write them a note before you leave!
*conversion rates vary daily, check the XE.com site for up to date quotes.