I made a brief mention of Safari Lounge on Georgia Avenue about a week ago. I dropped by for my first visit last night for an event billed as a ‘Night in Southern Afica’. Safari is a multi-floor venue with the dancing taking place on the upper floor.
Music was primarily reggae (which isn’t my favorite) and to a lesser extent, Nigerian tracks from artists like P-Square, D’banj, and Flavour (as opposed to my favorites like Naeto – C and Burna Boy). Given the way the club was billing itself, I was a little disappointed to not hear any Kwaito or other southern African music.
The space wasn’t too big, but it wasn’t packed, so there was plenty of room. I leaned against a wall and contented myself with watching a handful of women dance for about an hour or so and then I took my leave. Safari wasn’t exactly on and popping, but given there was no cover charge, one can’t complain and I’d certainly like to see spots on Georgia Avenue get some more support. The owner, who appeared to be from one of the islands off the coast of east Africa, was nice and even offered to buy me a drink when I mentioned that I blog.