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Upcoming Events

  • Mack is Back!
    Venue: Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers, Kilifi
    Date: 5/5/2017
    Time: 18:00- 22:00
    Timiza Lengo Company and Distant Relatives have been able to get Mackinlay, infamous Kilifi trumpeter, founder of the Nairobi Horns Project and the current jazz king in Nairobi, out of his tight schedule to come for an evening gig in Kilifi. Join us for a wonderful jazzy experience mixed in with pop and funk under the stars with Mack whose horn has been blowing audiences away all over East Africa.
    Mackinlay Jazz Pop House
  • Kinya Kahora

  • Ankole Acoustic Wednesday with Nina Ogot!
    Ankole Grill welcomes you to a night of soulful bluesy rhythms with Nina Ogot.
    The Kenyan Afro-Acoustic songbird, Nina Ogot, jump-started her musical career with her soulful debut album dubbed ‘Ninairobi’ in 2009. Her musical journey has continued……

  • Stand Up Comedy

  • Jamhuri Day Party
    Our guest DJ will be DJ Mose and DJ Nique, come lets celebrate the Jamuhuri day party…

  • Nairobi National Park And David Shedrick Wildlife Trust
    DATE: 12th December 2017.
    Citizen Adult Ksh 3,000; Child Ksh 2,700…

  • MISS EARTH Kenya-Finals
    Miss Earth Kenya 2017.Happening at the Simba Saloon on 12th December 2017 from 18:00hrs…

  • Jamhuri Day Getaway To Tafaria Castle
    Tafaria Castle and Country Lodge sits on a Hill overlooking Mount Kenya and the Laikipia Plains, guests enjoy a wide variety of available activities including game drives, horseback riding,……

  • Jamhuri special at Hell’s Gate Hot Spa swimming & Cycling
    This Jamhuri day we bring you Hells Gate National Park tour & cycling offer.
    It will not be a Game Drive, but a magical experience in the game park….

  • Olskool Sunday
    Come listen to some good old music and have fun in the presence of the Lord…

  • Kids Yoga And Dance Camp
    Kids Yoga & Dance Camp:
    Parents, we’ve got you this Jamuhuri holiday week! Enroll your children for our fun filled camp and get some much needed free space. Activities will include yoga, dance and play to encourage creativity and learning while ……

  • Annual Events and Festivals


    • Kenya Golf Championship – Annual championship is part of the European Challenge Tour and features over 100 professional players from around the world (


    • Kenya Safari Rally (KCB Safari Rally) – Considered to be one of the world’s toughest rally’s, drivers come from around the world to race in the 2-day, Kenyan leg of the FIA African Rally Championship (


    • Madaraka Day (June 1st) – A national holiday to celebrate the start of self-rule from the United Kingdom in 1963.
    • Safari Sevens (Rugby) – An annual, international, rugby sevens tournament held in Nairobi since 1996, and run by the Kenya Rugby Football Union (



    • Kenya Music Festival – Regional music champions from schools and universities across Kenya perform set pieces, folk songs, choral music, and original pieces.



    • Moi Day (October 10th) – National holiday to celebrate the accomplishments of Kenya’s second President, Daniel arap Moi.
    • Kenyatta Day (October 20th) – National holiday to celebrate the memory of Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya’s first president.
    • Kenya International Film Festival – Annual film festival, features African and international productions, around a certain theme, at various Nairobi cinemas (
    • Nairobi Marathon – Thousands of runners compete in this annual 42 KM marathon (also includes 21 km half marathon, 10 km road race and a 2.5 km family fun run (


    • Crafts of Africa – Annual Christmas season, African craft and art show at the Sarit Centre. Includes a range of exhibitors selling everything from wood carvings to blown glass.


    • Taste of Nairobi Festival – Annual outdoor festival that includes live music and entertainment, food and beverage vendors, business displays, and arts and crafts (
    • Kenya Music Week – Held annually at the Sarit Centre, and showcases a range of Kenyan artists (
    • Jamahuri Day (Independence Day) (December 12th) – National holiday to celebrate Kenya’s establishment as a republic in 1964.