|Tour(s)||Challenge Tour (1991–93)|
|Aggregate||255 Peter Tupling (1981)|
|To par||-29 (as above)|
The Safari Tour can be traced back to the sixties, when British professionals escaped the northern European winter and taught at clubs throughout Africa. Many of the professionals also took their assistants with them to gain extra experience, and as the numbers involved in these tours increased, so events in the host countries evolved. The driving force behind the African events was Dai Rees, who would liaise with local sponsors and organisers on behalf of the professionals. By 1975, the size of the Safari Tour had become too much to administer, and so the European Tournament Players' Division (now known as European Tour) took over the representation of the professionals. As the European Tour began to expand its schedule globally, in 1991 the five Safari Tour events became part of the developmental Challenge Tour.
In 1981, England's Peter Tupling set the record low 72 hole score in professional tournament golf, when he won the title with a 29 under par total of 255. Notable past champions include major winners Vijay Singh and Sandy Lyle and former Ryder Cup player Gordon J. Brand.
- This list of winners is incomplete.
|1993||Ikoyi Club 1938||Gordon Manson||274|
|1992||No tournament due to rescheduling|
|Ikoyi Club 1938||James Lebbie||270|
|Ikoyi Club 1938||Wayne Stephens|
|1986||Gordon J. Brand|
|1985||Ikoyi Club 1938||Bill Longmuir||277|
|1983||Gordon J. Brand|
|1971||Ikoyi Club 1938||Lee Elder||267|
Year in brackets indicates Challenge Tour season.
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