The Strange Roots

Safari 🧭

Safari, the browser developed by Apple, has a number of possible origins. One theory is that Safari, means exploring the wild, specifically in Africa, so Apple simply connected the word Safari as a means to navigate or explore the web.

Another, slightly more entertaining theory, is the name comes from the Beach Boy's album Surfin' Safari because users surf the web (get it?).

Root: The word safari is Swahili for 'journey or expedition' stemming from the Arabic safar meaning 'journey or tour'.

Sources: Apple discussion forum | Oxford English Dictionary