Jambo! Safari

From Sega Retro

For the Wii and Nintendo DS games, see Jambo! Safari: Animal Rescue.


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Jambo! Safari
System(s): Sega NAOMI
Publisher: Sega
Genre: Driving

Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (NAOMI)
¥? 840-0013C
Arcade (NAOMI)
£? 840-0013C

Jambo! Safari (ジャンボサファリ) is a driving adventure game developed by Sega AM3/Sega Software R&D Dept. 3 and published by Sega for the Sega NAOMI arcade system in 1999.

Although Jambo! Safari was released on the Dreamcast-based NAOMI hardware, it was never released for the Dreamcast itself. The Official Dreamcast Magazine (UK) reported that it would be released as part of a compilation with Brave Firefighters and Emergency Call Ambulance, but no such compilation materialised.


In Jambo! Safari, players take the role of a park ranger studying wildlife. In order to research animals, the player must drive a jeep through the Serengeti and capture several different species of animals by using the gear shift lever to launch a lasso. When an animal is lassoed, the player must carefully "reel in" the animal, being careful not to break the rope.



An updated version of the game was brought to the Wii and Nintendo DS ten years later by Full Fat Productions as Jambo! Safari: Animal Rescue.

Production credits

©SEGA 1999

Photo gallery

Digital manuals

Magazine articles

Main article: Jambo! Safari/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

JamboSafari Arcade US DigitalFlyer.pdf

NAOMI US digital flyer
JamboSafari Arcade US DigitalFlyer.pdf
JamboSafari NAOMI UK flyer.jpg
NAOMI UK flyer
JamboSafari NAOMI UK flyer.jpg

Physical scans

JamboSafari NAOMI Cart.jpg
JamboSafari NAOMI US WiringDiagram.pdf
Wiring diagram
NAOMI, US (2002)
JamboSafari NAOMI US WiringDiagram 2002.pdf
Wiring diagram



Standard Upright
990.6 mm (39")
1.651 m (65")
2.032 m (80")

762 mm (30")
1.803 m (71")
1.6 m (63")

Mass: 249 kg (550 lbs) Mass: 118 kg (260 lbs)


Games in the Real Life Career/Sega Professional Series
Airline Pilots (1999) | Brave Firefighters (1999) | Jambo! Safari (1999) | 18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker (1999) | Emergency Call Ambulance (1999)
Sega Dreamcast
18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker (2000)
Sony PlayStation 2
18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker (2001)
Nintendo GameCube
18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker (2002)
Nintendo DS
Nintendo Wii
Jambo! Safari: Animal Rescue (2009)