The Safarist

  • Mumbai, India
  • Travel, Community, Consumer Internet, Marketplace

A travel startup which brings together the best co-traveling opportunities, travel tips and photos from real travelers.

Founded:
2015
Stage:
Beta Launched
Market:
B2C

Startup Video

Featured

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Carpooling for Wildlife? | Lonely Planet Magazine

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From The Corporate To The Safarist | Sanctuary Asia

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Digital Digest: 4 Travel Ideas You Can Use | National Geographic Traveler

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How these MBA graduates are bringing the wildlife travellers of India together | YourStory


New Product Release

First website launched to a closed group

Jul

2015

Media Coverage

Featured in Lonely Planet - the world's top tour guide publisher

Oct

New Product Release

New website version launched with added networking and engagement features

Apr

2016

Jobs


Team Summary

Close friends, avid travel enthusiasts and traveling together since the last 10 years, we have set out to solve the problems we ourselves have faced while traveling. We are graduates from the top management & engineering colleges in the country and have a mix of experience across Technology, Finance, Operations & Customer Development.

Team


    • Shikhar Sachan

    • CTO

Product/Service Summary

Our aim is to be a game changer in the travel sector. We are building a community of engaged travelers and plan to extend it to a marketplace model in future. The community brings together the best co-traveling opportunities, travel tips, photos and trip reports from real travelers. This valuable user generated content is mapped to destinations across, thereby building a repository of useful, credible and actionable information.
The product delivers an extremely personalized experience driven by data behind traveler interests and preferences.

How are we different?

1. Travel being sporadic in nature, a fundamental problem is the ability of a product to keep users engaged. This restrains the ability to communicate regularly with users and subsequently drive conversion. We are achieving this by bringing together the best co-traveling opportunities, travel tips, photos and trip reports from real travelers.

2. The entire travel landscape has offerings in various sub segments- Community, planning, marketplace, OTAs, Stay & Content. However, all these offerings are generic in nature & lack the depth & engagement required to target adventure travelers. The uniqueness of our offering lies in targeting all these sub segments effectively for one category.

Product/Service Descriptions