Tipping in Burkina Faso is pretty common and to be expected in most places. You should know that Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world, however it is home to some of the friendliest people as well. It was known as one of the safest places to travel in Africa as well. This was until late 2015 where some political unrest has occurred.
Remember, before you travel you should always check on current travel conditions. If you do get a chance to go to Burkina Faso you and use our tipping guide to figure out when you should tip on your vacation in Burkina Faso!
Taxis: Tipping taxi drivers in Burkina Faso is expected, you should aim to tip 10-15%
Hotels: Tipping in hotels is common and is expected. You should tip a few hundred XOF to the bell boy and leave the maid a few thousand XOF depending on length of stay.
Restaurants: Service charge is included at 10-15% so no need to tip. If you felt service was exceptional then you can round up.
Bars: Tipping bartenders in Burkina Faso isn’t expected. A service charge is included in the price, but round up if the service was exceptional.
Other: You will need to tip your guide if you go on a tour. You should aim to tip 5-10% of the price depending on the tour length and quality. You may also encounter children whom will guard your possessions. They too will request a tip, and it will be expected to give one.