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

Other Words from safari

safari intransitive verb

Examples of safari in a Sentence

He went on a safari in Africa last year. a group of hunters on safari
Recent Examples on the Web Awasi distinguishes itself from other Atacama hotels by offering private, tailored, and adventurous guest itineraries — similar to an African safari. Stephanie Vermillion, Travel + Leisure, 14 May 2022 What intrigued you about taking Hollywood stars out of their element and putting them on a safari? Denise Davidsonwriter, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 May 2022 In 1964, a group led by a Hollywood actress is on a safari in Tanzania when they're taken hostage by Russian mercenaries. The Week Staff, The Week, 25 Apr. 2022 In late February 2020, White and Dobrev posted separate photos while enjoying a South African safari. Jacklyn Krol,, 8 Apr. 2022 After her diagnosis, Shaw went on an African safari, traveling through Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Senegal, Ghana, and Ethiopia. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 30 Sep. 2021 Illuminarium, a new immersive entertainment experience, aims to bring the African safari to life in Atlanta. Meena Thiruvengadam, Travel + Leisure, 20 May 2021 The overall winner gets a handmade trophy from Tanzania and a weeklong safari in Kenya, per Rachel Treisman for NPR. Corryn Wetzel, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 Nov. 2021 As 2021's winner, Jensen will embark on a safari in the Masai Mara, Kenya and receive a handmade trophy from the Wonder Workshop in Tanzania among other items. Gabriela Miranda, USA TODAY, 19 Nov. 2021 See More

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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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21 May 2022

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“Safari.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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Kids Definition of safari

: a trip to see or hunt animals especially in Africa

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