Tipping in Zambia is said to be illegal by some. However, people still tip which is pretty common around Africa. Due to low wages and seasonal work tipping is common in the service industry. Zambia is of course known for its amazing safaris and is a must visit for animal lovers and adventure seekers! If you go to Zambia be sure to use our tipping guide to figure out when you should tip on your vacation in Zambia!
Taxis: When taking a taxi in Zambia you can round up the fare if you had a nice ride.
Hotels: Tipping in Hotels isn’t common or expected. Most hotels likely have a service charge anyways.
Restaurants: If you received great service you can tip 10%. However, check the bill first to make sure a service charge wasn’t included.
Bars: Tipping Bartenders isn’t common, you can leave the change if you enjoyed the service.
Other: Most heading to Zambia are doing so on a safari. If taking one you should tip 52,000 ZMK to your ranger and tracker per person per day. For the other staff split 130,000 ZMK between them at the lodge, there may be a collection pot for them. Make sure you do it in local currency if possible. This makes it easier for the locals.