Jackson’s African Safaris has a proven procedure ensuring your 100% ready to depart on your trip of a life time to Africa.

Tipping is a very subjective and very much a personal affair, but the standard scenario is to leave a tip for your guide and also for the staff at the lodge or camp whom work behind the scenes.

On safari, a US$10.00 tip per person per day to your personal guide would be considered normal.  And US$5.00 per person per day into the camp staff tip box.  If your on a budget travel safari, these rules would change to about 5US$ and US$2.50.  Again, this is all down to personal choice.  Remember, most African safari guides are paid per day, what most people from the west consider an hourly wage.  In Tanzania for example a guide is generally paid around 15USD – 20USD for a days work.  These guides make a living mainly from their tips.  Please feel free to ask us about more details on the ethics of wages for guides and what factors are at play.  Knowing the facts is very important.

Do ensure wherever you go that the tip DOES get shared with all staff who work behind the scenes and not just the guide working with you personally, by depositing this into the ‘staff’ tip box.  If you are tipping your guide, this should be given directly to your guide.

  1. Invoice for deposit.
  2. Safari registration form.
  3. Registration form requests details about your personal health (allergies, diet, emergency contact details etc) to be shared with your accommodations, guides and support team.
  4. Signing of the Terms & Conditions confirming you understand all the terms of your African adventure booking, and the responsibility you are taking in joining a safari.
  5. Travel insurance information.
  6. Confirmation of rooming list.
  1. Acknowledgment of payment.
  2. Visa requirements discussion.
  3. Health & medical information.
  4. An updated full itinerary.
  5. Country travel tips.
  1. Final invoice for payment sent out and due 75 days before departure in full.
  2. Health & medical follow-up.
  3. Visa application forms if required.
  4. Final payment acknowledgment upon receipt of funds.
  1. Packing list.
  2. Weight restrictions for domestic flights.
  3. Confirmations of ‘extras’.  Eg Balloon Safari.
  1. Emergency contact numbers for our African offices 24/7
  2. 3rd world memo
  3. Flight tips
  4. Suggested code of ethics
  5. Tipping guidelines
  6. Finalized and updated itinerary
  7. In the last two weeks prior to departure, we always like to talk with our clients wishing you ‘bon voyage’ and discussing any last minute details.
  1. Welcome home letter.
  2. Evaluation form.
  3. Referral form.
  4. A welcome home phone call to discuss your feedback and experience.