1000 Shades of Green Tour & Safaris wants to clarify issues related to guide tipping expectations prior to your safari. This eliminates confusion about this issue on your part at the end of your safari. It is the cultural and professional tradition in East African that safari guide-drivers receive a small fraction of their compensation directly from the tour operator. Their basic compensation is earned through the incentive of tips. The tour guide group leader plays a significant role in you having a great, safe and well-informed safari experience.
1000 Shades of Green Tour & Safaris only works with safari guide-drivers with 10+ years of experience, many of whom are guides for National Geographic documentaries and are among the elite safari guides in East Africa. They are experts in understanding and explaining various disciplines including natural eco-culture systems, biodiversity and wildlife habitats you will be viewing. They are knowledgeable about the geological conditions that formed the unique eco-environment and landscapes you will see, the prey-predator wildlife habits of the immense variety of species in the region, have a general knowledge about the fascinating and colorful traditional bush communities inhabiting the African bush and gorilla trekking, are fluent in various languages including English, trained in many safety procedures and can quickly fix a tire blow-out at a moments notice that can occur in the rough bush terrain.
For 1000 Shades of Green Tour & Safaris to attract such guides who meet these high standards; there is an expectation of $20 minimum per person per day compensation as tips at the end of your safari.