This latin “gingerbread” face was designed and patented by Julius Herriet, Sr. in 1878–1879. He assigned the rights to David Wolfe Bruce, the last family member involved with the Bruce TF.
After the USPTO established the trademark division in 1870–1874, the Bruce TF switched from naming its new faces to numbering them. Presumably, this expedient circumvented payment of additional attorney and registration fees.
The name Safari may have been dubbed by Dan X. Solo.¹
¹Solo, D.X. (1992): The Solotype Catalog of 4,417 Display Typefaces, page 15. Dover Publications, Inc. (Minneola, NY).