Arriving on January 2 via private transfer from Nairobi. I am aware of all requirements for shots and visas. Our tour operator has suggested $20 per day as a tip for our 14 day safari (private safari for the 2 of us). This seems in line with prior posts. Most seem to suggest getting local currently. We are staying at the African Tulip for our first night. Where is the best location to exchange USD to Shillings?
My thought is that I can tip the driver in either Shillings or USD so I would probably change about $500 US to Shillings. This gives us plenty of $$, I think, for gifts, etc. and althought I don't think we will go through this much case we can always use the Shillings for the tip for the driver.
We are staying at moderate to higher end camps (TSL, Sopa at the Crater, Dunia Camp), most for 2 or 3 nights. If I understand correctly they will probably have a communal tipping box at the desk. Does this mean that no other tips should be paid (porters, etc.)? Is approximately $10 for a 2 or 3 night stay considered low, average or high?? Whatever amount we chose I presume USD or shillings would be fine.Edited: 29 October 2013, 16:16