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**Historical Development of Safari:**
– The term ‘safari’ originated from the Swahili word for journey, influenced by the Arabic word ‘safar.’
– The safari style of journey was established by William Cornwallis Harris in 1836.
– The hunting aspect of safari dates back to the early 17th century in Évora, Alentejo.
– Newland & Tarlton Ltd were pioneers of luxury tented safaris.
– Safari journeys typically include rising at first light, walking, resting, dinner, and storytelling.
– Safari journey often ends with a formal dinner and storytelling.

**Cultural and Literary Impact of Safari:**
– Early safari adventure novels include works like Jules Verne’s ‘Five Weeks in a Balloon’ and H. Rider Haggard’s ‘King Solomon’s Mines.’
Ernest Hemingway contributed fiction and non-fiction pieces about African safaris.
– Hemingway’s works like ‘The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber’ are set on African safaris.
– ‘Green Hills of Africa’ and ‘True at First Light’ are Hemingway’s books set on African safaris.
– Safari adventure novels and films were popularized by works like ‘King Solomon’s Mines.’

**Safari Representation in Media and Fashion:**
– The cinematic safari genre began with ‘Trader Horn’ in 1931.
Adventure films like Tarzan and Jungle Jim series featured safari themes.
– Films like ‘The Naked Prey’ and ‘Out of Africa’ depicted safari journeys.
– Safari fashion originated from British officers in Africa, including khaki clothing, belted jackets, pith helmets, and animal skin patterns.
– Celebrities like Grace Kelly and Johnny Weissmuller popularized safari jackets.

**Contemporary Influence of Safari in Design and Lifestyle:**
– Safari fashion extends to contemporary couture collections and fragrance lines.
– The influence of African safari is seen in interior design, as highlighted in various articles and books.
– Luxury safari experiences are associated with exclusivity, high-end accommodations, and personalized services.
– Fragrance plays a key role in enhancing the safari fashion experience.
– Safari camps are considered luxurious accommodations in the African wilderness.

**Etymology and Linguistic Origins of Safari:**
– The term ‘safari’ originates from the Arabic verb ‘safara’ and the noun ‘safar.’
– The root of ‘safari’ is ‘s-f-r’ and is documented in the Oxford English Dictionary.
– ‘Funga Safari’ is the Regimental March of the Kenya Rifles, meaning ‘Set out on a journey.’
– References to ‘safari’ in literature and media highlight its diverse cultural and linguistic influences.

Safari (Wikipedia)

A safari (/səˈfɑːri/; from Swahili safari 'journey' originally from Arabic Safar 'to journey') is an overland journey to observe wild animals, especially in Southeast Africa. The so-called "Big Five" game animals of Africa – lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo – particularly form an important part of the safari market, both for wildlife viewing and big-game hunting.

Photographic safari in Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa
Ernest Hemingway posing with a Cape buffalo he shot on a safari hunt in Africa in the early 1950s
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