WHICH GIFTS TO CARRY FOR THE GUIDES

YOU ASKED

I like taking gifts for tour guides during my travels. What is the appropriate gifts to give to the Kenyan guides/drivers during a women-only tour in summer?


ANNE HUYSMAN REPLIES

It is a nice thought to want to give gifts on your women-only Kenyan safari. While with gifts it is the "spirit of giving" that matters rather than the monetary value, it is important that you give gifts that are of use to the receiver.

If you will be giving the gift at the start of the tour, why not choose something that is a souvenir from your own country? This would be an instant ice-breaker and it is something that would always have a value as a wall hanging or interior decoration.

Items such as pens, books may be suitable for children if you are visiting local schools. You may also consider T-shirts, especially if they depict something of your city or region. The whole idea is to give something that can be appreciated.

Anne Huysman
Ontdek Kenya Safaris