Taking an African safari tour is on the bucket list of many people, and it’s definitely a memorable experience. But safaris aren’t especially new; the idea of the safari goes back centuries, when different cultural groups roamed the vast jungles of Africa to trade goods. In the 19th century, various European countries colonized much of the continent, and the concept came to mean a journey specifically to hunt big game. Africa became a fashionable destination during the early 20th century, and the wealthy considered an escorted trip to Africa to be exotic and adventurous. Today, the focus is on observing creatures in their habitat, not killing them, and many companies offer safaris of different types, varying in the itinerary, mode of transportation and level of accommodation. Times may have changed, but an African safari is still one of the most unique and exciting holidays you can take.