safari

noun
sa·​fa·​ri | \ sə-ˈfär-ē How to pronounce safari (audio) , -ˈfa-rē\

Definition of safari

1 : the caravan and equipment of a hunting expedition especially in eastern Africa also : such a hunting expedition
2 : journey, expedition an arctic safari

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safari intransitive verb

Examples of safari in a Sentence

He went on a safari in Africa last year. a group of hunters on safari

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Trek the dunes of Namibia, photo-safari in the wildlife-rich wetlands of Botswana, or watch the migrations of wildebeests, giraffes, and rhinos across Kenya. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "6 Luxury Pre-Planned Trips You Need to Book Immediately," 15 Mar. 2019 Mostly American tourists enjoy safari drives punctuated by sundowner cocktails, breakfasts on the veranda, plunge pools and bathrooms larger than a small apartment. Helena Pozniak, Popular Mechanics, "The Technology That Will Finally Stop Poachers," 26 Nov. 2018 The master bedroom is wrapped in a fabric called Lu-Si from the Turkish company Tulu, and the daughter’s room is in a Pierre Frey safari print, which felt both sophisticated and super cheerful. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "A New York Pied-à-terre Filled with Rich Colors, Layered Patterns and Upholstered Surfaces," 19 Oct. 2018 Optional tours include the Sigatoka River or cave safaris. USA TODAY, "Deal watch: Seven nights in Fiji and Samoa for $2,349," 12 July 2018 First lady Melania Trump was criticized for wearing a pith helmet, a symbol of colonial rule, while on safari in Kenya during her Africa trip in October. Dion Nissenbaum, WSJ, "U.S. to Africa: Pick Either US or China and Russia, Not Both," 13 Dec. 2018 Some tourists in Crimea were in a gold cart, going through a safari park when this happened. Fox News, "Kavanaugh grilled on cases during confirmation hearing," 6 Sep. 2018 The sleek lines of Qorokwe Camp, our next stop in the Delta, provide a modern contrast to the more classic safari aesthetic of DumaTau. Virginia Van Zanten, Vogue, "Why Botswana Should Top Your Travel List in 2019," 27 Dec. 2018 El Capitan Canyon, outside Santa Barbara, rents beachside cedar cabins and safari tents (from $170) and has beach cruisers to borrow, the occasional yoga class, and nearby surfing, sea kayaking, and hiking. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, "North America's Five Best Road Trips," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of safari

1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for safari

Swahili, journey, from Arabic safarī of a journey

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safari

noun

English Language Learners Definition of safari

: a journey to see or hunt animals especially in Africa

safari

noun
sa·​fa·​ri | \ sə-ˈfär-ē How to pronounce safari (audio) \

Kids Definition of safari

: a trip to see or hunt animals especially in Africa

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