There are no set percentages for tips or gratuities. Local culture believes the level of tips should be at the discretion of the client and any token of appreciation is gladly received. These are our suggestions:

  • Restaurants – 3-5%
  • Lodge staff – US$5 per person per day
  • Guides / drivers – US$5 per day per person
  • Community walk guide / Batwa guide – US$ 5 per person
  • Kazinga Channel boat trip staff – US$5 per person
  • Gorilla tracking guides – US$ $5-10 per person per day for the main guide. A smaller amount for the rangers
  • Gorilla tracking porters – US$ 15 per person per day in Uganda and US$ 15 per person per day in Rwanda
  • Intore dancers at Virunga – $5 per person
  • Batwa dancers at Mount Gahinga – $5 per person
  • Lodge baggage porters – US$ 1-2 per person