Co-traveling on The Safarist

Co-traveling on The Safarist

Benefits of co-traveling

We all love traveling, it's that much better when you meet people with similar interests along the way

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Sharing travel plans

Share your travel plan to find like-minded co-travelers for your trip. Interested co-travelers will get in touch with you, the rest of the community will chip in and help you plan better

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Joining travel plans shared by others

Deciding where to go for your next trip? See what others in the community are planning to do and join them. Apart from the thrill of an experience with like-minded people, you can cut your travel costs in a big way by sharing trip expenses with each other!

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Benefits of co-traveling on The Safarist

Meet like-minded people

It can be incredibly fulfilling to travel with people who share your passion. Over a period of time, you make amazing friends, increase your circle and come closer to your passion, all while traveling in a cost effective way

Cut your travel costs

When you open up to the idea of co-traveling, you make your experiences more affordable by sharing all common trip expenses with other people who join you

Leverage on the community's experience

Co-traveling is a great way to discover places you may not be all that familiar with. It opens you to the possibility of leveraging on the vast experience of the entire community

Trust & safety

Co-travel in a safe and secure manner

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Finding co-travelers - Sharing travel plans

Share your travel plan

List what you are planning in as much detail as possible. We ask you for the dates, place, number of co-travelers you are looking for and a description of your plan. Remember to convey your expectations from the trip so that others know exactly what's in store. If you need help with a few things related to the trip, mention those - there is an entire community waiting to help

Learn more about what travel plans are allowed to be shared

Community members want to know you better. Please do ensure you complete your profile along with a profile picture. Connected social media accounts help in building trust and in co-travelers knowing you better

Like-minded travelers will get in touch with you

Your travel plan is published only to people who share your interests

Learn more about how we maximize chances of like-minded people traveling with you

People who are interested in joining your travel plan will get in touch with you

Learn more about interacting with co-travelers

View their profiles, talk to them and finalize your plans

Share common trip expenses

During your interaction, clearly discuss all expenses associated with the trip and the ones that are common and can be shared

Generally, people split responsibility to book various parts of the trip. In other cases, one person does the bookings and the rest pay their share. We encourage you to talk to each other during the process of finalizing your plans

Our policies - Which travel plans are allowed to be shared on The Safarist?

Sharing actual costs

Members post travel plans to share actual costs with like-minded people. There should be no intention to make money or profit in any way from the trip

Trips must be non-commercial

Tours, tour operators or any other trips of a commercial nature, or trips with any amount of profit are not allowed to be posted here

Maintained by our team

Our team personally looks into each travel plan and the people posting it. Travel plans posted by people not complying with our policies will not be approved by our team

Reporting non-compliant trips

Please remember that any member from the community can also report a travel plan not complying with our policies to The Safarist team

Help from the community in planning your trip

In case you aren't looking for co-travelers, but just need help planning your trip, mention how the community can help you

Co-travelers in case you are booking a tour

Although we do not approve trips posted by tour operators or any other trips with a commercial motive, we do approve travel plans by people who have opted to travel with a tour operator / agency / organization and are looking to connect with others who may be interested in joining them. However, this needs to be expressly mentioned in the details along with the name of the tour operator / agency / organization. We encourage full transparency so that there is no confusion regarding the nature of the trip. Please keep in mind that the person posting the travel plan cannot be involved with the service in any way whatsoever

Support

Have any doubts or queries about a travel plan posted on the website? Our team is there to help. Get in touch with us at info@thesafarist.com

How we maximize chances of like-minded people traveling with you

Published to like-minded people

We understand that co-travelers being like-minded people is critical to your experience. Your travel plan is only shown to people who are also interested in the same things as you

Detailed profile for every traveler

For every co-traveler, their profile mentions what they are interested in, the places they have been, places they would like to go and their contribution to the community

Connected social media accounts

Most users also connect their Facebook profiles. Do have a look. Usually, this gives a good idea of their experience level

Getting in touch offline

We always provide phone numbers of travelers who are interested in joining you, please get in touch. When it comes to like-minded people, it's almost always a pleasure to get to know someone better and hit it off!

Joining travel plans on The Safarist

Find a travel plan of your choice

Your travel plan feed is personalized to your interests and places you want to visit or have been in the past. We have provided filters for you to find trips that you are most interested in

Learn more about what travel plans are allowed to be shared

Before joining a travel plan, please ensure that your profile is complete and representative of you as a person and your interests. A profile picture and connected social media accounts help in building trust and in co-travelers knowing you better

Learn more about how we maximize chances of like-minded people traveling with you

We ask members to post travel plans in as much detail as possible. Our team personally vets through all travel plans to ascertain that the trip meets our policies. Read all about our policies here

Getting in touch with the travel plan creator

To get in touch with the travel plan creator, use the 'Message' facility in the travel plan post. They will receive a notification and an email with your message and your contact details. Please refrain from posting your number in the comments section and only use it for general queries. Please remember, the travel plan creeator is a fellow traveler and not a service provider. Be polite in all your interactions

Share common trip expenses

During your interaction, clearly discuss all expenses associated with the trip and the ones that are common and can be shared

Generally, people split responsibility to book various parts of the trip. In other cases, one person does the bookings and the rest pay their share. We encourage you to talk to each other during the process of finalizing your plans

Interacting with co-travelers

Interacting with people from diverse backgrounds

Travelers come from all sorts of cultural backgrounds and geographies and it can be very fulfilling to interact with like-minded travelers and share experiences

Conducting interactions

Please be polite, respectful and understanding in all your interactions

Promptness of replies

Be prompt in replying to any queries that interested co-travelers may have. If a co-traveler does not match your priorities or is not the right fit, please let them know respectfully and do not leave them hanging

Reporting any misconduct

If you want to report any misconduct, please report the relevant post to The Safarist team

Interacting with travel plan creators

Completeness of profile

Members post plans to travel with like-minded people. Please ensure that your profile is complete and representative of you as a person and your interests. A profile picture and connected social media accounts help in building trust and in co-travelers knowing you better

Travel plan creators share actual costs

Members post travel plans to share common trip expenses. They are not service providers and do not intend to profit from it in any way. Please be polite, respectful and understanding in all your interactions

Trust & Safety on The Safarist

Verification of profiles

Phone number verification is mandatory for anyone posting a travel plan or joining one

In depth profiles

Each profile covers the member's interests, where they have been, where they would like to go and past contributions within the community

Social media accounts

Social media accounts and other relevant links are usually connected with the main profile. If required, have a look at their Facebook profile, see their background and whatever information is publicly available

Confidentiality

We do not disclose your numbers publicly. However, if you are interested in joining a travel plan, your number will be passed on to the travel plan creator so that they can get in touch with you when required. Please refrain from posting your numbers in the comments section Moreover, The Safarist has a dedicated internal messaging service which ensures that you can communicate with other members keeping all your contact details strictly confidential

Improper conduct you can report

See anything which is against our policies? Help us keep the community clean by reporting any improper conduct so that we can get to the bottom of it! Our team is always there to help. Get in touch with us at info@thesafarist.com