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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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 Professional gamekeepers and park rangers take viewers out into the savannas of South Africa’s Kruger National Park and Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve to scout for wildlife, giving you the experience of a safari from home. Mary Turner, Outside Online, "Travel the World with These Livestream Cameras," 26 Apr. 2020 The resort also offers optional excursions through Island Routes Caribbean Adventures – such as a snorkel tour or a Jeep safari – so guests can truly experience the island. Erica Lamberg, USA TODAY, "Spring break spots that are blissfully free of spring breakers, from Barbados to Portland," 14 Jan. 2020 After sending her son off to college and abruptly finding out her husband is leaving her, Kate Conrad (Kristin Davis) takes a solo trip to Africa for a safari. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, "Your guide to all of Netflix’s new holiday movies for 2019," 24 Dec. 2019 Hidden gem Start your week with a recent story that inspired Monitor readers: Sneak preview In tonight’s Daily Edition, watch for our story about going on an African safari, live from your living room. David Clark Scott, The Christian Science Monitor, "Monday Sunrise Briefing: US tries to balance liberty and safety," 4 May 2020 In time, Ken Hill Estate will be opened to paying visitors, with treehouses, educational opportunities and even a wildlife safari, Buscall said. NBC News, "Who's set to win when U.K. leaves EU? Wild ponies," 3 May 2020 Stay at Chaka Camps, which offers a Serengeti balloon safari, private dinners under the African stars, and bush breakfasts. Claire Trageser, Travel + Leisure, "The 50 Best Romantic Getaways," 28 Apr. 2020 Invite other families to join by hanging their art so everyone can take their own safaris—while practicing social distancing, of course—and spot different animals all over the neighborhood. National Geographic, "Resources for families with younger kids," 17 Apr. 2020 Also just a side note the picture with Metul is at myrtle beach safari, the photo with Craig is in Thailand lol two different places. Robyn Merrett,, "Southern Charm Star Naomie Olindo Apologizes for Visiting Doc Antle’s Zoo: ‘We Are So Embarrassed'," 2 Apr. 2020

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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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The first known use of safari was in 1859

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28 May 2020

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“Safari.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of safari

: a journey to see or hunt animals especially in Africa


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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