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MSWIA – is a Music Safari company, specializing in combining your dream African Safari with world class musical instruction.

We offer luxury accommodation at the most distinguished Lodges in Africa, paired with musical instruction from some of the world’s top professional musicians. Our lodges are selected with privacy, luxury, relaxation and pristine scenic beauty in mind, and our instructors are hand picked, based on their extensive careers as professional performers and teachers to provide the most memorable musical workshop experience available.

2024 MUSIC SAFARIS

KEB MO BLUES SAFARI 2024

Dates: 9 May, 2024 – 15 May, 2024
Instructor: Keb’ Mo’ & friends
Guide: Wiam Otto
Cost: $5950 p.participant sharing
              $5350 non-participant
Max number of musicians: 14
ONLY 4 SPOTS LEFT!!
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KEB’ MO’

Keb’ Mo’ is a Blues, Americana and folk music icon. With 5 GRAMMYs14 Blues Foundation Awards, and a groundbreaking career spanning nearly 50 years under his belt, Keb’ Mo’s got nothing left to prove. Just don’t tell him that.
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Jake Eddy
Flatpick Safari

Dates: 11 – 17 September, 2023
Instructor: Jake Eddy
Guide: Wiam Otto
Cost: $1765 per participant sharing
           :$1365 per non participant sharing
Max number of Musicians: 10 students
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Jake Eddy

Jake Eddy is one of the hottest new flatpickers in Bluegrass. Jake has frequented the Grand Ole Opry stage with Becky Buller and with his project with Mandolin great Andy Statman, and is a highly sought after teacher and performer.

Pete Wernick
Bluegrass Jam Safari

Dates: 27 February – 4 March, 2020
Instructor: Pete Wernick
Guide: Wiam & Reené Otto
Cost: $3950 per participant sharing
Max number of Musicians: SOLD OUT
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Pete Wernick

Pete Wernick, aka “Dr. Banjo” Pete Wernick is renowned worldwide for his contributions to bluegrass music: the hot-picking force in several trend-setting bands including Hot Rize, respected author and teacher, songwriter, and long-term President of the International Bluegrass Music Association.

Mike Marshall & Caterina Lichtenberg Mandolin Safari

Dates:  5 – 11 February, 2020
Instructors: Mike Marshall & Caterina Lichtenberg
Guide: Wiam Otto
Cost: $2850 per participant sharing,
Max number of Musicians: 8 students – SOLD OUT
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Caterina Lichtenberg & Mike Marshall

Caterina Lichtenberg is one of the premier classical mandolinists in the world today.

A master of mandolin, guitar, mandocello and violin, Mike Marshall is a living compendium of musical styles and has created some of the most adventurous and interesting instrumental music in America today

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2019 MUSIC SAFARIS

Middleman & Burr
Madikwe Songwriting Safari

Dates: April 24, 2019 – April 30, 2019
Instructor: Middleman & Burr
Cost: $5850 p.p sharing
Max number of musicians: SOLD OUT

Middleman & Burr

GARY BURR is a Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame member. He has been an ASCAP, Billboard and NSAI Country Songwriter of the Year and has written fifteen #1 hits.
GEORGIA MIDDLEMAN is an award-winning songwriter who has had songs recorded by Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, & Faith Hill amongst others
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Tony Trischka
Banjo Safari

Dates: Feb 20, 2019 – Feb 26, 2019
Instructor: Tony Trischka
Cost: $3950 p.p sharing
Max number of musicians: SOLD OUT

Tony Trischka

Tony Trischka is considered to be the consummate banjo artist and perhaps the most influential banjo player in the roots music world. For more than 45 years, his stylings have inspired a whole generation of bluegrass and acoustic musicians with the many voices he has brought to the instrument.
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2018 MUSIC SAFARIS

Tim Stafford – Rhino River Flatpick & Songwriting Safari

Dates: Jan 26, 2018 – Jan 31, 2018
Instructor: Tim Stafford
Cost: $3550 per person
Max number of musicians: SOLD OUT

Tim Stafford

Tim is a prolific songwriter, with over 225 songs recorded.  He was named IBMA’s 2014 Songwriter of the Year.
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Keb’ Mo’ – Madikwe Blues
& Songwriting Safari

Dates: Feb 28, 2018 – March 8, 2018
Instructor: Keb’ Mo’
Cost: $7450 p.p sharing
Max number of musicians: SOLD OUT

Keb’ Mo’

Keb’ Mo’ is an American music icon and a Blues legend. His work has garnered him 3 GRAMMY awards and a producer / engineer / artist GRAMMY certificate for his track on the Hank Williams tribute – Timeless
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