The Safari Guild
Connecting the safari industry
About the Safari Guild
Established in 2008, The Safari Guild was formed to manage The Safari Awards (www.safariawards.com) providing a platform for safari-specialist tour operators and travel professionals to share their collective safari product knowledge and recognise excellence within the safari industry, led by a team of Judges (www.safariguild.com/advisory_council) with over 300 years of collective safari experience.
A by-product of The Safari Awards was the creation of the safari industry's most comprehensive safari product database providing high quality independently curated information to travel professionals globally through the creation of Safarilink (www.safarilink.com), the Safari Guild’s product portal, to enable travel professionals to share information and engage with awards-nominated safari product.
The Safari Guild Consortium is a group of the most experienced safari-specialist tour operators. The consortium channel their safari bookings to a collection of ‘preferred’ safari products and operators that meet their stringent selection and operating criteria and have achieved a top three placing in The Safari Awards.
What are the membership criteria?
Any bona-fide travel professional selling, or wishing to sell, safaris is welcome to join The Safari Guild as an Associate Member for a year as the Guild’s guest. When their first year’s associate membership is complete an interview and assessment is made regarding the associate member’s engagement with the Guild. Where it is clear that the Associate Member meets the full membership criteria, an invitation to become a full member will be offered. The highest level of membership is the Advisory Council Member who manage The Safari Awards judging process annually.
Safari Guild Members create an individual profile on The Safari Guild website which creates access to high quality safari product and operator information to help Guild members curate more personalised safaris for their clients. There are many timesaving features including searchable special offers, product news updates, images, rates, Safari Awards data, testimonials and detailed product descriptions. Monthly newsletters keep all Guild members informed on safari product news and updates and any relevant safari-related news items.
Are there membership fees?
The Safari Guild is fully funded primarily through corporate memberships, commercial partnerships with suppliers to the safari industry, Safari Awards sponsorship and product subscriptions to Safarilink, the Guild’s product portal. Membership fees are not charged to Associate Members or Full Personal Members though Corporate Members do pay fees.
How do I apply for membership?
If you can see the benefit of belonging to a professional organisation centred around your needs as a safari curator, with access to accurate, independent safari product information, then I would like to welcome you into The Safari Guild.
, and when we have checked your credentials as a travel professional we'll be in touch with your login.
If you have any questions please contact:
Safari Guild Membership Manager
+1 585 7335373