Jungle Safari is an overland adventure, usually a trip by tourists in Africa. In the past, the trip was often a big-game hunt, but today, safaris are often to observe and photograph wildlife—or hiking and to tour, as well.
The hunting aspect traditionally connected with the safari is said to have its origins in the early 1800s in the region of Évora, Alentejo, where villagers hunt wild boar and reclaim land for farming. In 1836 William Cornwallis Harris began an expedition merely to observe and document wildlife and sceneries by the expedition’s members. Harris instituted the safari style of journey, starting with a not-too strenuous rising at first light, an energetic day walking, an afternoon rest, ending with a formal dinner and discussing tales in the evening over drinks and tobacco.