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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
  • Madaraka Day Lake Magadi Day Trip Event
    Deep in the heart of Southern Kenya’s Maasai land is the unearthly Lake Magadi. This 104 sq km soda lake is completely surrounded by vast natural salt flats, For this reason, thousands of flamingo descend on the lake each year to nest ……

  • Madaraka Day Offer: Ziplining & Hike Challenge in The Forest
    African Forest Lodge in Kereita Forest.
    Distance from Nairobi About 65km; Departure Time: 7:00PM….

  • Who is Next? Contesting Normalization of Extra-Judicial Killings
    Though used to multiple violations that continually threaten their right to the city, slum residents face an additional struggle that involves an even more fundamental level of survival: young men are being killed at an alarming rate in places lik……

  • Birth Beyond Boundaries Program
    BIRTH BEYOND BOUNDARIES is made for all parents who want a better birth experience.
    Free yourself from the limits of negative beliefs and perceptions about child birth!…

  • Klande
    Ladies and gentlemen, you are cordially invited to a night of Afro, House and Electro curated to have you dancing all night!…

  • Zip lining at the forest-kereita
    Join Adrenaline Junkies on 28th May 2017 for Zip Lining Tour at African Forest Lodge (Kereita)
    Twende Flying Fox at the Forest! The longest zip tour in East Africa at over 2,200 metres takes you flying fast and high over Kereita Forest, offering u……

  • Kiddie treat
    Calling out all kids and the kids at heart. Join us on the 27th of May 2017 at 11am for our signature kiddie treat. For only Ksh 550, you get to watch the marvel hit “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” (PG-13), have pizza & juice from Kenya’s most favorit……

  • Backgammon Tournament
    Did we mention that we’ll have Backgammon during VM Game Night? Sign up by contacting Eve on +254 711 218 618 or Val on +254 718 495 066….

  • Fret Venture Concert

  • Rafting and Camping Expendition: Strictly over 22+
    Looking for a great challenge this 2017? Get your friends and workmates together and sign up your 8 strong team to take part in our legendary White Water Rafting Event at JANGWANI CAMP on Sat 27th – 28th May!…

  • 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.