www.safaritalk.net is a self founded, funded project which is run from home highlighting wildlife conservation, environmental protection and community initiatives in Sub Saharan Africa, the Indian subcontinent and other wildlife destinations worldwide. Safaritalk also promotes ethical and responsible tourism. Safaritalk is independent, does not form part of any company or corporation, and does not receive any kick backs from the tourism industry.
Our ethical standpoint is underpinned by the principles of:
- social justice
- community based tourism
- conservation practices
- environmental responsibility
- community based education initiatives
- campaigns and initiatives that further the well-being of wildlife, environment and people
- community based tourism and the benefits they bring to communities and cultures
Would you like to become involved?
Safaritalk is creating a network of enthusiastic contributors who share a concern for the same environmental, conservation and community principles as well as an enthusiasm for Africa and India either being in country or from outside. By working together we can achieve something positive and maintain such issues in the public eye.
By registering with Safaritalk you immediately have access to a greater number of areas than that of a guest, such as, but not limited to,
- Dedicated, member only subforums.
- Ability to send, receive and store personal messages.
- Create and customise your account with avatar images, signature lines, (which can include your web address, bringing your site more visibility), etc.
- Upload and store unlimited images in private or public photo albums.
- Access view and comment upon other members photo albums.
- Interact more deeply, such as being able to like posts and photographs, contribute to discussions or start your own
- Contribute to Safaritalk interactive interviews, such as that with Dereck Joubert recently.
- Professional users, ie operators, lodges, camps, guides etc have their own dedicated subforum in which to post news about their operation, attract clients and be visible to a large safari going audience. (Free, no strings attached.)
- NGOs and grass roots organisations can maintain updates about their work, post newsletters, promote fundraising initiatives and so forth.
Are you a travel professional? Ie camp or lodge owner, guide, operator, agent, ground handler? If so, you can use the Operators forum to help promote your company, for free, no strings attached. Be seen by a large audience of informed and enthusiastic safari travellers.
Registering is a quick, easy and free process following a few on screen prompts. You will need to use a valid email address as the forum is set up to send you an email with a link in which you need to click on to validate. This is to make sure that we only have 'proper' email addresses registered therefore being more secure on the forums.
So, are you ready to join us? If so, Register now!