TRAVEL CALENDER

When to travel, based on months

  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda

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The Month of January

KENYA - January in Focus

Discover the magic of Kenya: witness thrilling wildlife encounters in Masai Mara, relax on pristine beaches along the Indian Ocean, explore vibrant Nairobi, and soak in the breathtaking Great Rift Valley. Hike Mount Kenya, climb ancient baobab trees, and immerse yourself in Maasai and Samburu culture. Kenya awaits – your adventure starts here!
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  • 2023
  • 2024

Lamu Dhow Race

1st January - 2nd January

Each year, Lamu Island comes alive with the exhilarating Lamu Dhow Race. This annual event is an amazing way to welcome the new year. Set against the backdrop of Lamu's ancient architecture and pristine shores, gracefully adorned dhows, with their billowing sails, compete for glory in a spectacle that honours both skill and tradition.

Beyond the race, the air is infused with the infectious energy of the local communities, making the Lamu Dhow Race a vibrant celebration of heritage and maritime prowess. It's a unique experience that beckons visitors to witness the winds of history unfurl on the waters of Lamu.

This year, #Prince from Lamu Town came first, followed by #Peponi from Shella village and 3rd #Feruz from Pate island, the entire archipelago was again well represented, an amazing show thanks to all Captains and Crews. 

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Kenya Open Golf Tournament

22nd February - 25th February

Grab your clubs and your best swing because the prestigious Kenya Open Golf Tournament is back at Muthaiga Golf Club from February 22nd to 25th. Book one of our top-pick accommodations in Nairobi and attend this event.

Watch world-class players battle it out on the lush greens, or join the amateur competition and test your skills against stunning scenery. Whether you're a pro or a weekend warrior, this event promises epic swings, breathtaking views, and a chance to rub shoulders with golfing legends.

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Kisima Festival

28th March - 31st March

Hosted at Beneath the Baobabs in Kilifi, the KISIMA festival is a four-day celebration for mind, body and soul.

KISIMA festival showcases Kenya's brightest well-being practitioners to share their gifts with you in workshops and therapies and spark inspiration with talks and panel discussions. The four-day pass allows you unlimited access to all workshops, events and classes as well as access to all areas of the venue. Kisima's wide-ranging offerings celebrate the rich complexity of life in a conscious space of connection, where everyone is invited to ignite their minds, and move their bodies while exploring the joys of your unique humanity.

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Kaleidoscope Festival

1st March - 3rd March

A unique art concept featuring DJs, vendors, culinary experiences, yoga, tattoos, and more! Kaleidoscope Festival is a mesmerising 3-day sensory journey of electronic music and art, on the banks of the MIDA Creek National Park. 

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The WRC Safari Rally

28th March - 31st March

The annual WRC Safari Rally is the most anticipated motorsports event of the year and is held in Naivasha. Renowned for its challenging and thrilling course, competitors can expect rocky tracks and unpredictable weather which could transform dry and dusty trails into viscous mud baths. As one of the most prestigious rallies in the World Rally Championship calendar, the Safari Rally exemplifies the spirit of adventure and endurance.

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Rhino Charge

1st June - 2nd June

Rhino Charge is a one-day 4x4 off-road event within a 10-hour period in which competitors are required to visit 13 checkpoints, scattered over approximately 100 square kilometres of rough terrain. The event is used to raise funds to support Rhino Ark Kenya Charitable Trust, an NGO working towards the conservation and protection of Kenya’s mountain range ecosystems, the “Water Towers”. 

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Lewa Marathon

29th June - 30th June

The Lewa Marathon is renowned as one of the world's most demanding yet fulfilling runs. Held within The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in northern Kenya, the marathon follows a challenging route along the conservancy's dirt roads, traversing the vast savannah plains, and encountering many animals along the way. This event has been instrumental in supporting conservation projects throughout Kenya for more than two decades and every participant's involvement plays a pivotal role in conservation’s future.

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Kilifi Gold Triathlon

23rd September - 24th September

The KGT is the most popular sprint triathlon in East Africa, and an annual fundraising event for the Kilifi community, focusing on local projects that make a difference in the lives of those in need. The race starts with a swim across the boat channel in the Kilifi Creek, after which participants grab their bikes (BYOB… bike, not booze!) to cycle across the forest for 20km and finally, run 5km up and down Cardiac Hill and onto the beach through the finish line.

Kilifi Gold Triathlon

Blankets and Wine

22nd December - 22nd December

Come discover your new favourite artist as you get to experience live music, food, craft and fashion and the many brand experiences. Dance the afternoon away as the 3rd Edition of 2023 is set to delight you in contemporary live Kenyan music. 

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Blankets and Wine

7th July - 7th July

Come discover your new favourite artist as you get to experience live music, food, craft and fashion and the many brand experiences. Dance the afternoon away as the 3rd Edition of 2023 is set to delight you in contemporary live Kenyan music. 

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Blankets and Wine

6th October - 6th October

Come discover your new favourite artist as you get to experience live music, food, craft and fashion and the many brand experiences. Dance the afternoon away as the 3rd Edition of 2023 is set to delight you in contemporary live Kenyan music. 

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10to4 Mountain Bike Challenge

16th February - 18th February

The 10to4 Mountain Bike Challenge is a cause that raises funds for the Mount Kenya Trust (MKT) - a charity that promotes the sustainable management of Mt Kenya's biodiversity. Since its inception in 2002, over $600,000 has been raised! The event offers different routes based on individuals’ cycling levels but is designed to challenge even the most experienced cyclists! Proceeds from the event are used in planting trees, building and maintaining a 14km elephant corridor through farmland, returning 450 hectares of bare land to indigenous forests, nurturing tree nurseries and providing basic health care and creating awareness on the importance of conservation. 

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Kenya Great Migration

20th July - 10th October

Starting late July to early September, the annual Great Migration is often referred to as the greatest wildlife show in the world. Past migrations have seen up to 1.5 million wildebeest, close to a million zebra and gazelle move into the Maasai Mara Reserve from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The Mara River crossing is the venue for this spectacular display of wildlife and a showdown between the herds of wildebeest and crocodiles is a must-see for every traveller. 

 

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The Maze

2nd March - 2nd March

The Maze is a city-wide pursuit where competitors are up against the odds in a treasure hunt around the city. Teams make their way from location to location to pick up carefully hidden clues. En route to the finish, the competition gets stiffer and the playing field is narrowed down to the final few. Up for grabs for the winning team is a weekend holiday away

 

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What Women Want Summit

22nd March - 22nd March

The "What Women Want Summit" is set to be an extravaganza celebrating and empowering women. This event will delve into the conversations that surround women, addressing issues, and driving positive change. It's a platform for women to share their stories, voice their aspirations, and inspire one another. Kenya continues to be a dynamic and vibrant nation, where the voices of women, the fight against climate change, and the celebration of diversity and culture take center stage.

 

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Black Boy Love

4th May - 5th May

Hosted by Kenyan storyteller, performing poet and filmmaker, Gufy Dox, this is a stunning showcase of performance poetry and music in a vibrant celebration of art. Hosted in Nairobi every few months, Gufy fuses spoken word with musical performances, with surprise musical artists joining him on stage. Gufy’s poetry redefines cultural narratives, fostering spaces where men openly embrace vulnerability and love. His poetry album "Black Boy Love," is available on all streaming platforms.

 

Black Boy Love

 

Safari Life

14th April - 14th April

Nomad Travel Club launch party and First Edition of ‘Safari Life’!

A private house party for lovers of travel, alternative music and a great vibe at the whimsical Che Sonia.
A members-only event bringing you the best of alternative R&B, afro-beats and amapiano. 

 
Location; Che Sonia, Peponi Road
Date; Sunday April 14th
Time; 2pm-Midnight
Dresscode; Safari-Chic, Beige & Browns
 

Details on how to purchase your tickets will be communicated soon 🐾

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Folk Fusion

25th May - 25th May

Folk fusion is an event celebrating African music, Africans and Africa. Described as the home of traditional tunes, rhythm, movement and contemporary folk culture, Folk Fusion aims to showcase Kenya's diverse culture through music, fashion, food, drinks, and art. The event takes place quarterly drawing all kinds of music lovers.

Komplex

8th June - 8th June

Forget the usual clubs!

Komplex throws major parties in unique, unexpected places around Nairobi. From airplanes to warehouses, they're bringing fresh music to the Kenyan underground scene.

Get ready for an unforgettable experience!

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Folk Fusion

3rd August - 25th May

Folk fusion is an event celebrating African music, Africans and Africa. Described as the home of traditional tunes, rhythm, movement and contemporary folk culture, Folk Fusion aims to showcase Kenya's diverse culture through music, fashion, food, drinks, and art. The event takes place quarterly drawing all kinds of music lovers.

Folk Fusion

30th November - 25th May

Folk fusion is an event celebrating African music, Africans and Africa. Described as the home of traditional tunes, rhythm, movement and contemporary folk culture, Folk Fusion aims to showcase Kenya's diverse culture through music, fashion, food, drinks, and art. The event takes place quarterly drawing all kinds of music lovers.

State of Fashion Biennale

16th May - 30th June

The next edition of the Biennale will be decentralised and held in four locations; the homesite in Arnhem and - starting in early 2024 - in three international sister sites in different continents in the Global South. In each of these sister sites, experienced curators and/or makers Sunny Dolat (Nairobi, Kenya), Kallol Datta (Bengalūru, India) and Hanayrá Negreiros (São Paulo, Brazil) have been invited as Interlocutors to develop a programme in their local contexts.

Affordable Art Show

10th May - 12th May

The 16th Affordable Art Show, held in May 2024 at the Nairobi National Museum, attracted over 3,600 visitors. With about 750 artworks on display and more than 400 artists showcasing their work, it is one of the most significant art shows in the East Africa region. The show, run by the Kenya Museum Society, happens twice yearly and raises money to support projects at the National Museums of Kenya. The next show will take place from 27th to 29th October 2024.

Affordable Art Show

27th October - 29th October

The 16th Affordable Art Show, held in May 2024 at the Nairobi National Museum, attracted over 3,600 visitors. With about 750 artworks on display and more than 400 artists showcasing their work, it is one of the most significant art shows in the East Africa region. The show, run by the Kenya Museum Society, happens twice yearly and raises money to support projects at the National Museums of Kenya. The next show will take place from 27th to 29th October 2024.

Afro Nation Festival

26th June - 28th June

The Afro Nation Festival is an annual three-day music festival established in 2019 to celebrate African music and culture. It features a wide range of musical genres, including Afrobeats, hip hop, R&B, dancehall, gqom, amapiano, and Afro-swing. The festival is held in Praia da Rocha, Portugal, a beautiful beach town in the Algarve region. 

 

The Humans of Eden

16th August - 16th August

Bethuel Lasoi presents The Humans of Eden, a live, immersive concert staged through innovative and captivating storytelling combined with soul-stirring performances created to transport you into the world of Eden. The concert will be a one-of-a-kind experience, blending music, visuals, and narrative elements to create a sensory journey. Attendees will be transported into a world of wonder and reflection as they witness the unfolding story of redemption.

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