A safari is a days-long expedition across forested areas and trails to spot, hunt or photograph wild animals and generally experience the wonders of nature. The term originated in Africa. In fact, the first tourism safari, as we know it today, is said to have taken place in Kenya, Africa.
The word “Safari” originates from the Arabic verb “safar” which means “to make a journey.” And the original safaris done by Africans and Arabs had little to do with tourism and all the luxuries that come with the modern safaris such as motorcycles and SUVs. Instead, the original safaris were done for migration purposes and trading.
We’ll talk more about the history of safaris later, but coming back to the topic, how many safari’s do we have in Guyana, South America? So far, I have only heard about two:
The Pakaraima Mountains Safari
The Deep South Safari
Are you aware of any other annually scheduled safaris across Guyana, South America? If so, tell us in the comments section below.