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African Music Festivals

As if there are not enough reasons to visit Africa, like the game reserves, the beaches, the wild and wonderful adventure activities, then the wild and wonderful Music Festivals! So why not plan a music-filled budget safari through Africa that incorporates one of these festivals.



Perhaps more well-known is this outdoor event – Afrikaburn, beating to its own pulse in the heart of the Karoo, Tankwa Karoo. This event encourages you to participate and not just speculate. Each year there is a different, unique and often outlandish theme. Participants are asked to use their heightened imaginations to bring something extraordinary to the event. Make sure you enjoy camping and basic ablutions as there are no hotel rooms for miles! It is a festival for extroverts and eccentrics, characters and party people…


Bushfire, Swaziland

The Bushfire festival promises to set your heart and your feet on fire. The variety of music is totally eclectic. In the past there have been Swazi dancers in full traditional costumes getting their groove on to Spanish hip-hop, rastas chilling out on a field listening to Japanese mbira music, a strange man wearing a coconut-mask playing drums for a Ghanaian-Swiss jazz singer…it just does not get any more eccentric than this. And to top it all off, all profits go to homes where children are the head of the household.

Lake of Stars, Malawi

Indulge in over 42 live music, comedy, poetry and drama acts on two stages. Plus film, art, crafts and food on the shores of Lake Malawi. They also have a Children’s programme with jumping castles, face painting, treasure hunt, games and storytelling with Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

Lake of stars_Malawi


Victoria Falls Carnival, Zimbabwe

Although there are no details about this year’s event yet, last year’s event was as big and as loud as the Falls itself! The great thing about going to this carnival is that you can include it with one of our trips to Victoria Falls and get in all the sight-seeing and partying that you can handle. Read this blog article on what went down in 2013 and see what tour packages we offer to coincide with the Victoria Falls Carnival.

About Bronwyn Paxton

Article by: Bronwyn Paxton
on March 4, 2014
Filed under  Africa Blog • Malawi • Travel Articles • Zimbabwe 
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