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.

2020 MUSIC SAFARIS

Guthrie Trapp
Guitar Safari

Dates: 10 – 16 March 2020
Instructor: Guthrie Trapp
Guide: Wiam Otto
Cost: $4250 per participant sharing
Max number of Musicians: 8 students

Guthrie Trapp

Guthrie Trapp is one of Nashville’s preeminent guitar talents. He’s currently finishing work on a follow-up to his successful solo album, Pick Peace, a 2012 showcase for Trapp’s stellar talent that long supported the careers of superstar artists and his own bands.

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: 12 students

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: 16 students

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

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: 6

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

Tony Trischka
Banjo Safari

Dates: Feb 20, 2019 – Feb 26, 2019
Instructor: Tony Trischka
Cost: $3950 p.p sharing
Max number of musicians: 6

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.

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: 4

Tim Stafford

Tim is a prolific songwriter, with over 225 songs recorded.  He was named IBMA’s 2014 Songwriter of the Year.

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: 12

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