|WikiProject Travel and Tourism||(Rated Start-class, Mid-importance)|
|WikiProject Africa / Tanzania / Uganda||(Rated Start-class)|
(Untitled Comment Thread 1)
Both the French and the Dutch versions link to empty pages. Is this an instance of them linking to the wrong page, or should these references be removed. I doubt that there is a specific translation of Safari into one of these languages. --snoyes 06:58 Feb 21, 2003 (UTC)
(Untitled Comment Thread 2)
I was thinking of adding:
- a subscription service for electronic access to books; see http://proquest.safaribooksonline.com.
However, this seems to be a bit commercial. Is this acceptable or not? I wanted to know what it was, and WikiPedia didn't have it, but I don't want WP to become a collection of advertisements for commercial products. In this case, it seems more informative than commercial, and the nature of the service (online access to information) seems in tune with WP itself. --Mike Van Emmerik 05:43, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Land Rover Safari
- I'm a car analphabet, but found it must exist as I got nearly 700 entries with a Google search for "Land Rover Safari" model, including classifieds with build years. I suggest you investigate and put your findings to good use on the appropriate page(s).
What does Safari mean
The word safari is from the swahili word meaning journey.
What does Safari mean in America
In the world?
African Lion Safari, the premier safari park in the world. --18.104.22.168 18:39, 12 April 2006 (UTC)
What is the relevance of an 1890 map of Africa? I suggest that it be removed, unless its relevance to the article is explained. Kemet 16:49, 8 June 2007 (UTC)
- A map of 1890 Africa was place in the article because that is when Westerners going to Africa took up the word "safari". The map, when clicked through, shows the geopolitics when safaris where all the rage in the West. The map also saves this article from being misunderstood by Wikipedians (and by extrapolation readers) whose first thought about "safari" is actually a secondary or tertiary usage. If you look at the article history, you will see the acute need to set the context. --Charles Gaudette 08:53, 16 June 2007 (UTC)
Safari → Animal viewing — I suggest to move to move the article either to animal viewing or Game drive. The word Safari really only means voyage in swahili (as explained) and logically speaking, actually only that word. When used as a term for animal viewing, the animal viewing or animal observation name is best used (this could also expand scope for the article as viewing animals in zoo can be added, allowing a division as viewing in natural habitat, viewing in urban environment. Finally, I wish to point out that the safari-term used as animal viewing has a colonial load and should really be avoided. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 06:36, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
- Oppose. What "safari" means in Swahili or any other language than English is irrelevant. In English it means exactly what the article is about. Also, the most common name for this activity is definitely "safari", not the proposed title. Jafeluv (talk) 08:16, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
- Oppose Agreed with Jafeluv. 『 ɠu¹ɖяy 』¤ 15:18, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
- Oppose Exactly so. In addition, Wikipedia is not an institute for language reform; we are not here to make up terms without "colonial load", whatever our anon means by it. Septentrionalis PMAnderson 20:10, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
- Oppose - Safari is accurate english terminology for the subject, the others are neologisms and imprecise in the extreme. "Animal viewing" - in a zoo? on TV? in the wild? An article about how animals see the world? "Game drive" - driving game out of cover for hunting? A charity event to collect games for underpriviliged children? A console accessory for a realistic driving experience when playing driving games? A hard disk optimised for game storage/loading/streaming? Etc, etc, etc! Exxolon (talk) 22:16, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
- Oppose - "Safari" is the most commonly used terminology; this move is disingenuous in light of the naming conventions. -Jeremy (v^_^v Tear him for his bad verses!) 19:26, 7 August 2009 (UTC)
- Oppose. The article is about safaris, not animal viewing. — 04:59, 8 August 2009 (UTC)
- Oppose. When I go on safari I certainly do not want see any animal whatsoever! The mere thought... --Soetermans | is listening | what he'd do now? 21:34, 9 August 2009 (UTC)
- WP:SNOW close. Not going to happen. --Cybercobra (talk) 02:17, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
It should be noted that animal viewing can be done either via a trip with 4x4 personal ground vehicles, campers or on foot. All 3 types are guarded (masai follows the trip). Campers are cheaper, on foot is again cheaper (I guess) but not as much animals can be seen, less distance can be travelled and certain animal species won't be seen at all (as the group can be smelled by certain animals from miles away after which they move out) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 06:45, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
"The Mobile Safari offers guests spooky and kinky experience" - what's that all about?
The closing section mentions Safaris in Australia, but nowhere else in the article does? If Australian safaris are relevant, then they should be mentioned in the body of the article? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 06:18, 25 January 2014 (UTC)