Banjo Experience W/ Bill Evans

Banjo experience with bill evans
Idube Photo Safaris


April 1st - 11th 2020

Your Adventure Awaits

All levels of players are welcome, as well as non players (Spouses and friends). Kevin will be available for assistance with Wildlife Photography.

This is an exclusive Safari location which has 10 rooms available that includes both single and double occupancy. 

Banjo For Dummies” author Bill Evans has taught thousands of players in both group and one-on-one instruction over the last forty years. He has authored five books, nine DVDs and also teaches beginning and bluegrass banjo courses online at Peghead Nation. His instruction is down-to-earth, highly organized and hands-on with detailed tab examples designed for the adult learner. His own mentors include Sonny Osborne, J. D. Crowe, Bill Keith, Tony Trischka, Ben Eldridge, and Alan Munde and his students include Chris Pandolfi (Infamous Stringdusters), Wes Corbett (Molly Tuttle), Jayme Stone and Erik Yates (Hot Buttered Rum). As a performing artist, Bill has performed and recorded with David Grisman, Peter Rowan, David Bromberg, Dan Crary, Norman Blake, Fletcher Bright and Dry Branch Fire Squad, among others. His 2012 CD “In Good Company” topped both folk and bluegrass charts as well as making many best of year lists and his latest CD is “Songs That Are Mostly Older Than Us,” with 86-year old Tennessee fiddler Fletcher Bright and Americana icons Norman & Nancy Blake. Bill tours with his solo show “The Banjo In America,” presenting over 250 years of banjo history based on research done as a doctoral candidate in ethnomusicology at UC Berkeley and performs with flatpicking guitar pioneer Dan Crary. Visit to learn more.

Bill Evans

Banjo Time

Banjo lessons and Jamming will take place on safari days  between safari drives. 



Depart USA


April 1st 2020

Arrive Johannesburg


April 2nd 2020

Overnight Emperors Palace


April 2nd 2020

Shopping & Overnight at Lesedi


April 3rd 2020

Safari Camp


April 4th – 10th 2020

Return to Johannesburg


April 11th 2020

Flight Home


Late April 11th 2020

Lesedi Cultural Center

aha Lesedi is located in the heart of the African bushveld amidst the rocky hills within the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site. Discover the fascinating cultures and traditions of the people of Africa, visiting five traditional homesteads inhabited by Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele tribes who live according to tribal folklore and traditions of their ancestors. “Our culture is the light of our nation – whoever walks here amongst our cultures at aha Lesedi can also see the light.” 



Shopping Excursion

African Art and Curios

Cambanos and Son Agencies is a family business started by Jean and Dennis Cambanos in 1982, it was a small curio wholesaler working out of an office in Johannesburg town centre. They offered customers something extra, personal service and the pledge that they would always make sure the customer was happy.

The business is now one of the biggest in South Africa, supplying the world with African curios. But the pledge remains the same “Make sure the customer is happy” and hope they eventually become friends. The business is still run by the family today; Gerry Cambanos is only a phone call away if you require a piece of Africa in your home.

Your African Safari

Join Safari experts Kevin and Tricia Dooley on an experience of a lifetime in the exotic African Bush!  Kevin is a well known Wildlife Photographer, his images have won numerous awards by National Geographic, Africa Geographic, Photographic World Cup to mention but a few.  Tricia is South African and loves sharing her passion for wildlife and her homeland.   Spend your mornings and afternoons discovering the many species of wild Africa. Imagine seeing and photographing Lions, Elephants, Giraffes, Zebras, and many other species in their wild habitat. Witness and learn about their behavior and the beautiful serene Savannahs they call home. Our Safari Game drives are packed full of adventure, knowledge, and excitement! Evenings are spent resting in our comfortable camp where nights are filled with warm candle lit dinners and camp fires. The soft sounds of wild Africa will sing you to sleep whilst your mornings will be greeted with birds waking up a new day in this paradise.  Watch the Giraffe as they walk into the sunset, the Elephant mother helping her newborn baby learn to drink water. See herds of African Antelope grazing on the plains lined with beautiful umbrella Acacia thorn trees.  This is Africa! This is a true Safari adventure that transports you into this magical and life changing place. You will never see life as you once did.  Africa teaches you to see beauty in the wild, find the universe in the Southern night star filled sky, and fall in love with life all over again. Come…..Africa is calling you! 



Home away from Home.

Thakadu River Camp

The accommodation in Madikwe offers twelve suites, reflecting a strong Afro-Asian safari ambiance, each boasting a viewing deck overlooking the Marico River.

Within the canvas frame of the accommodation, the interior is uniquely designed to incorporate a full bathroom. Each tent has a sliding door that opens onto a private deck overlooking the river. Every aspect of our guests’ stay and the surrounding camp has been carefully crafted to appeal to all our guests. Whether you are with friends, family or enjoying a romantic getaway, Thakadu River Camp offers an opportunity to connect with nature and discover the magic of an African sunset and the animals that inhabit this special area.

Safari Pricing


$ 1
Per Person

Double Occupancy 

$ 1
Per Person

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505-345-6322 or 505-401-2988