I just wanted to give my thoughts on this hammock for anyone out there considering purchasing one of these. I used an Expedition Classic for several years which I loved, but it lacked in a couple areas. I've now hung in the Safari several times and think I can give a good brief overview.
Zipper entry is so much more versatile than the bottom entry. It allows you to open it up and actually sit or lounge in the hammock without feeling trapped. Makes getting in and out easy, setting up the bed a snap, and ability to grab something from outside without getting out a reality.
You can sit up in this hammock with no ridge line hitting your head. I love this part of it.
It's size allows you to lay either way and gives you so much room, I no longer feel like a cocooned caterpillar. I've slept both ways and slept great either way.
The Hex fly provides awesome coverage and you can make a "porch" to do things under in the rain.
It's bulkier and heavier than packing an Expedition. That being said, for me personally it's about the same, as I used to pack a second hammock for lounging in. You can't really sit and lounge comfortably in a bottom entry hammock with a ridge line hitting your head....at least not for me personally I should say.
You have to hang it pretty high up because it's so large. I like a high hang to begin with, the higher the better for me. I don't like being only inches from the ground. With my Expedition, I would hang it about even with my height. With the Safari, I'm hanging it as high as I can reach up and secure it.
I absolutely love this hammock. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an all in one system with lots of room and that is very versatile. For me this a huge step up in my hanging enjoyment.