‘Learn tipping customs’ before going on safari holidays

As well as learning some of the local dialect before travelling, tourists might also like to make themselves more aware of their destination's tipping customs, following an expert's comments.

People preparing to go on safari holidays in Kenya could take note of a suggestion by TripAdvisor's Emma O'Boyle, who observed that many Britons assume their traditions are applicable in other places.

"It is very important to know what's expected while you're away, particularly as many service staff rely heavily on tips," she said.

Her company recently revealed that 16 per cent of individuals from the UK had been in a confrontation over not paying a service charge while on holiday. Furthermore, 60 per cent of respondents admitted they did not know how much they are supposed to give in other parts of the world.

Ms O'Boyle remarked that the foreign dependence on such added costs is a "key difference" to British traditions and should not be neglected.