The Sarit Centre’s popular Getaway Tourism Fair will be held on the 1st – 3rd November. The fair gives you the perfect opportunity to interact and book holiday packages with Kenya’s leading Hotels, Resorts, Lodges, Tented Camps, Airlines, & Tour and Travel Operators for the Christmas season and beyond in a comfortable and secure environment.
This year we will be hosting over 75 exhibitors and all the major tourism players are very well represented with package offers for the Christmas holidays and the subsequent seasons to follow. So make a date to come by the brand new Sarit Expo Centre (2nd floor, phase 3) between 1st – 3rd November and pick out a Christmas gift that will amaze the whole family. Entry to the fair is FREE!
Held annually in November, The Lamu Cultural Festival brings together both local and international tourists for the three to four day event that culminates in a famous dhow race. The festival is a celebration of both the past and future, and the beliefs and traditions that are the very heart and soul of the Lamu community. Several competitions, races and activities are often showcased, and these include traditional Swahili poetry, henna painting, bao competitions, swimming races, donkey races, traditional artisan craft making, traditional dancing and music as well as a chance to sample local cuisine. Most visitors to the island fall in love with its relaxed and peaceful lifestyle, and visiting during the Lamu Cultural Festival is a chance to experience Lamu life at its most exuberant and joyous. Look out for this year’s dates on www.lamu.go.ke
The first ever cycling race within the streets of Nairobi will take place on 1st December 2019. This event will bring together over 1,000 professional and recreational cyclists to raise funds towards planting one million tree seedlings in Mt Kenya and Ngong forests. The event encourages participation from cyclists through corporate teams while serving as an opportunity for elite, professional, amateur and recreational cyclists within the sport to compete and enjoy this sport which has been increasing in popularity. This event is poised to become a marquee event for both spectators and athletes. Race categories include: Elite race, Amateur & MTB Race, Family Fun Ride and Corporate Team Race. Register on grandnairobibikerace.co.ke
The 8th edition of the Rusinga Festival will be taking place on 19th and 20th December on Rusinga Island, – one of the gems on Lake Victoria. Expect two days of music, fashion, film, food, artistry, literature, sports and conversations that take you back in time into the wealth of the Suba culture. The 2019 edition is tailored along the theme “The Island Remembers” – which gives us a reason to reminisce, celebrate, re-imagine and connect Rusinga Island to the world through art, culture and literature. It will be interesting to see how the theme plays out in conversations on tourism, culture, identity, art, theatre, film, fashion, entrepreneurship, leadership, environment, disability, technology, women and youth empowerment, health, gender and so on throughout the festival. Connect with their page on Facebook.