I believe your Safari has the same "oak" cabinets our 2002 19' Bambi has. That means vinyl wood-grained film over plywood with edge banding. The edge banding is plastic held on with a glue similar to hot-melt glue. If you cover the vinyl, you will need to make sure that the covering material adheres well to such plastic. That means selection of the proper glue and good surface preparation. If you paint, one of the new paints suitable for plastic (such as Krylon Fusion paint) might work best.
Despite the many disparaging remarks one hears about the vinyl covering, it is durable and washable.