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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
  • Kenya Colour Run – Nairobi 2018
    The Kenya Colour Run, also known as the Most Creative 5km FUN RUN, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, and individuality. Now the largest running series in the world, The Color Run has been experienced by over 6 million ……

  • Maasai Mara Wildebeest Migration Safari August 2018
    Maasai Mara Wildebeest Migration is rated as one of the world’s most spectacular natural events. Every year over a Million Wildebeest and Zebras migrate clockwise around the Serengeti-Masai Mara ecosystem, taking in two different countries and mak……

  • 5 Days 4 Nights Narumoru- Chogoria Route
    Mt Kenya Expedition 5 Days 4 Nights Narumoru- Chogoria Route
    Day 1
    Nairobi -Narumoru gate- met station…

  • AntoLIVE 2.0
    After a successful first edition, Anto Live is back in August with more special performances from up coming acts and collaboration with visual artiste and celebrated designer John Kaveke ready to wow the audience again with eclectic custom made de……

  • The Maralal Camel Derby

    The Maralal Camel Derby is an annual event, held midyear just outside of Maralal town. This is Kenya’s best known and most prestigious camel race, attracting both local and international competitors. The event is a major draw for specta……

  • History vs His_story
    A country is nothing more than a piece of land. It’s citizens however, turn the piece of land, into Home. Are you a reactive, or a proactive citizen? Unangoja politics zichange life yako? Ama uko ready kuchange politics za life yako? As a unit, w……

  • Ubuntu Life Gala // Nairobi 2018
    The Ubuntu Life Foundation is celebrating its second annual Ubuntu Kids fundraising gala Saturday, July 14, 2018 in Nairobi at the stunning Westwood Hotel. The goal of this event is to highlight advocacy and inclusion of children and persons with ……

  • BRADS Fashion SHOW
    The AWARD winning fashion event is Back with a sensational collection from different legendary African Designers. Our vision is to support and open Kenya Fashion Industry to match up the international Fashion world, therefore supporting our loca……

  • GBR Future Leaders Youth Summit 2018 in Kenya
    GBR Future Leaders Youth Summit 2018 in Kenya
    Theme: Innovative Entrepreneurship
    Date: 30 June – 01 July 2018…

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  • 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.