Africa is without doubt the world’s most sought after safari destination. Each country on the continent delivers a unique encounter, with plains teeming with wildlife, rugged landscapes, absolute wilderness and the legendary “Big Five” of Africa; these experiences promise a vacation of unsurpassed diversity and adventure. Combine this with some stunning music and you have the African safari holiday of a lifetime.
Tourica Tours have been specialising in NICHE & SPECIALISED African safari for over a decade. Whether it be taming the Tiger fish on the Zambezi River or trying to land a hole in one from the highest and longest par 3 in the golfing world at The Legend Golf Resort in South Africa, the tee can only be accessed by helicopter, Tourica Tours do Africa like no one else.
Enter Music Safari. An idea like so many that was cooked up around a bar, cold beer in hand, discussing what else can we do in Africa. One voice yells "What about music". The ears pricked instantly, the mind went into overdrive and 2 days later we were in discussions with our first artist. Everyone loves watching their favorite bands and musicians and most people have Africa on their bucket list. So we just combine the two for a stunning experience.
Whether it is sitting in a lodge listening to a live acoustic set around the fire, a private rooftop gig in Cape Town with Table Mountain as the backdrop or a sunset cruise on the Zambezi with Gin & Tonic in hand and some fine tunes sending the mind into a dream state, for a music lover a Music Safari is often a once in a lifetime chance to see one of their music heroes like no one else has or ever will.
Join us now on one of our amazing journeys.
When you come to Africa we promise to make it
Your absolute African safari experience.
John & Meg Williamson Testimonial for African Music Safari
I can't speak more highly of our recent African Music Safari Trip with John Williamson that Matt both organised and accompanied. John and I had the most amazing time. Matt's organisation of the trip was outstanding. Every detail was taken care of. We had a fabulous group of people who all became friends by the end of the trip. The itinerary was perfect, the settings for John's concerts were varied and we simply had a ball in a country that has so much to offer. There were just too many highlights to mention. Thank you Matt. John and I are looking forward to working with you on another Music Safari in 2018. I know there'll be plenty of returning customers from our first trip with you. Thanks again for everything.
John & Meg Williamson
Robyn Hitchcock Testimonial for African Music Safari
Imagine a collage of sights, feelings, sensations and climates, held together by a genial Melbourner and you're starting to picture a Tourica Tour.
You'll find yourself serenaded (or serenading in the case of Emma Swift and myself) on riverboats, in nightclubs, at safari lodges and under starlight on an airstrip. You'll rise at dawn to look for elephants, track lions and ogle the buffalo; you'll trail leopards at dusk and return to find they've been drinking from your swimming pool. You'll confront some of the horrors of apartheid and marvel at the saint-like genius of Mandela. The mighty Victoria Falls cascading spray into a chasm several miles wide will print itself on your mind without you having to take a single photo. All the while you'll be in classy accom, and safe in the care of Matt and his team of guides. Yes, there will be crocodiles but they won't be a problem.
And you'll go home with that precious commodity, a crop of new friends...
RJH & Emma Swift
A Testimonial for African Music Safari by Mick Thomas
I entered the negotiations for the Tourica tour of southern Africa with some trepidation - not just for the wilds of Africa and the reported inherent danger of touring there, but for the prospect of spending that long a period within the confines of a company of true believers. But the tour itself was nothing short of amazing, well organised and thoughtfully put together. And with all that distraction the company of people with a unified cultural interest somehow became incredibly welcome and the prospects of some really enduring associations suddenly seemed more than likely.
I could go on and on about the amazing sights we saw and the fine times we had in doing so but the most telling element of the whole experience for me was three weeks after we had returned to Australia when I played my first show back in Melbourne. Nearly the whole tour party attended and already they were planning their next get together when more of the inter-state people would be able to come.
The whole experience has left me curious to explore more fully what Africa has to offer. I am grateful to have been given the chance to play my first shows in that part of the world and to finally put some actual personal associations to the endless and often bewildering list of names and places that make up Africa - for someone that has travelled the world constantly for thirty years without actually going there.
Northcote April 2015