Blankets & Wine

Blankets & Wine

Blankets and Wine is one of the most popular music and arts festivals in Nairobi. It is an outdoor festival that celebrates music, art, fashion, and culture. The event aims to provide a platform for both local and international artists to showcase their talent while offering attendees a unique and immersive cultural experience. The festival is usually hosted in popular outdoor venues such as parks, gardens, or open-air spaces that can accommodate large crowds and provide a scenic backdrop for the festival. The festival features a diverse lineup of musical performances spanning various genres, including afro-pop, reggae, soul, jazz, hip-hop, and electronic music. Attendees can expect to enjoy live performances by both established and up-and-coming artists, as well as DJ sets and collaborative jam sessions. Tickets to Blankets and Wine events in Nairobi can be purchased online or at designated ticket outlets leading up to the festival date. The event is open to people of all ages, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets, picnic baskets, and chairs to relax and enjoy the festivities in comfort.

Nairobi Jazz Festival

Nairobi Jazz Festival

Kenya is home to some of the best jazz minds and musicians out here and The Nairobi International Jazz Festival hosts the best of the best yearly. Started by the late Bob Collymore, The Nairobi Jazz Festival is one of the big musical events of the year, bringing in the love of music, dancing and food all in one place. The festival is aimed toward raising funds for the Bob Collymore Foundation and other charities, depending on the year.

6AM NYE Festival

6AM NYE Festival

The 6 AM NYE Festival in Diani is an electrifying celebration held on New Year’s Eve. The festival is known for its vibrant atmosphere, electrifying music, and unforgettable experience. The event typically kicks off in the evening and lasts until the early hours of the morning, offering revellers the chance to dance, socialise, and ring in the new year in style. Multiple stages feature a lineup of local and international DJs spinning the latest tracks across various genres, including electronic dance music, Afrobeat, reggae, and more. The festival also includes light shows, immersive visual displays, and other exciting entertainment elements that create an electrifying ambience throughout the night. Food stalls and bars offer a wide selection of refreshments to keep everyone going.

Kisima Festival

Kisima Festival

The Kisima Festival is a cultural event celebrated annually in Kenya, encompassing a diverse range of artistic and musical expressions. Established to promote cultural exchange and appreciation, the festival serves as a platform for showcasing traditional music, dance, art, and crafts from various Kenyan communities. This vibrant celebration typically features performances by local musicians, dancers, and artists, as well as exhibitions of traditional crafts and cuisine. Through its diverse programming, the Kisima Festival seeks to preserve and celebrate Kenya’s rich cultural heritage while fostering unity and understanding among different ethnic groups. The festival often attracts both local and international visitors, providing an opportunity for cultural exchange and dialogue. It also serves as a significant event for Kenyan artists and performers to showcase their talents on a broader stage.

Mnarani Beach Club

Mnarani Beach Club

Mnarani Beach Club is a renowned beachfront destination located in Kilifi, Kenya, offering a blend of relaxation, adventure, and cultural experiences. Situated along the scenic shores of Kilifi Creek, the beach club provides guests with stunning views of the Indian Ocean and a tranquil atmosphere perfect for unwinding and enjoying the coastal ambience. The beach club offers a range of amenities and activities to cater to visitors of all interests. Guests can relax on the pristine sandy beaches, take a dip in the refreshing pool, or indulge in water sports such as kayaking, paddle boarding, and snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters of the creek. In addition to its natural beauty and recreational offerings, Mnarani Beach Club also features comfortable accommodation options, including beachfront cottages and spacious rooms, designed to provide a comfortable and memorable stay for guests. Mnarani Beach Club also hosts cultural events, live music performances, and themed nights, providing guests with opportunities to immerse themselves in the local culture and entertainment scene.

Beneath the Baobabs

Beneath the Baobabs

Beneath the Baobabs Festival (formerly Kilifi New Year) is an annual celebration held during the new year above the source of Takaungu Creek in Kilifi’s Baobab forest. Join thousands of festival-goers as music fills the air for two unforgettable days and nights with a diverse line-up from Afro-House and electronic music to hip-hop, Drum and bass that keeps you dancing beneath the starlit sky. Experience the enchantment of art installations, connect with like-minded souls, and embrace the spirit of East Africa. Each year, our team curates a lineup that transcends borders, bringing together the best of established and emerging East African & International Artists. At Beneath The Baobabs Festival, a diverse fusion of musical genres and sensational performances will ignite your soul and body. Celebrating all mediums of Kenyan art, the festival plays host to troupes of dancers, percussionists, cultural performances, actors and acrobats both on stage and throughout the grounds of the festival, providing you with a show like no other on and off the stage.

Ali Barbour’s Cave

Ali Barbour’s Cave

Ali Barbour’s Cave Restaurant provides a magical dining experience in Diani. Set within a natural coral cave, the restaurant offers guests a one-of-a-kind ambience that blends nature with culinary excellence. The cave itself creates an intimate and atmospheric setting, with soft lighting illuminating the ancient rock formations and creating a sense of enchantment.

Sails Beach Bar and Restaurant

Sails Beach Bar and Restaurant

Located on the beachfront within Almanara Villas, this breathtaking piece of architecture is both stunning and unique. The sweeping sails and curving beams create an ambience unparalleled on the east coast of Africa. The Sails Beach Bar and Restaurant is a popular seaside destination and offers a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere where guests can enjoy delicious food, refreshing drinks, and stunning ocean views. The restaurant’s menu features a variety of culinary delights, including fresh seafood, grilled meats, salads, sandwiches, and more. Diners can savour their meals while feeling the gentle sea breeze and soaking in the breathtaking vistas of the Indian Ocean. It’s also known for its vibrant and welcoming ambience, making it the perfect spot for casual gatherings, sunset drinks, or romantic dinners by the beach.

Maasai Market

Maasai Market

The Maasai market in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, has become a popular name especially for tourists. The market sells a wide range of African antiques and has become a convergence zone for locals and tourists searching for authentic African artisan products. These products are usually souvenirs for people to take home. Maasai Market is the best place to shop for your souvenirs while on your safari or beach holiday in Kenya. It is an open-air market with a broad selection of products to shop for, including African pots and pans, artwork, jewellery, shoes, purses, garments, and utensils.

The Beads Museum

The Beads Museum

Culture meets adventure with this tour of local crafts supporting the community of Maasai women.
The Beads Museum – located near Sekenani gate of Maasai Mara – displays a unique art of beaded artefacts: very aesthetic and colourful. The friendly and knowledgeable guides are happy to take you through the experience, even giving you a chance to make your own. The museum is the heart of Beats Of Beads Art Centre, where Maasai women are engaged in beading and can earn their money independently through their craft.