What are the tipping guidelines?

You can tip if you are satisfied with the service – but it is not obligatory. Here are some ideas of the gratuities that are expected:

  • Around 4 € per day (about 10’000 Ariary) for a guide or a guide/ driver
  • Around 2 € (about 5000 Ariary) for a park guide, depending on your satisfaction
  • Around 5% of the bill at the restaurant
  • 200 Ariary per bag for a porter

As Euro coins cannot be changed into local money in Madagascar, it is advisable to tip in the local Ariary currency.

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