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Kenya Events

Kenya 2014 events

Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration

Date :
7 July 2014 - 7 October 2014

The annual migration of two million wildebeest through the cross-border Ser ......

The annual migration of two million wildebeest through the cross-border Serengeti-Mara ecosystem is one of the world's most compelling wildlife spectacles. A highlight is the crossing of the Mara River in the Masai Mara, which is teeming with hungry crocodiles waiting for their annual feast. The wildebeest movements vary from one year to the next but they usually arrive in Kenya in August and leave again in October.

Address:
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Category:
Nature & Wildlife

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Mombasa Carnival

Date :
7 November 2014

The highlight of this annual festival in Kenya’s main port town is a colo ......

The highlight of this annual festival in Kenya’s main port town is a colourful parade that starts in Moi Avenue and ends outside historic Fort Jesus. There are also local bands and traditional dancers, plus stalls selling crafts and food. The carnival is a great celebration of Kenya's traditional and modern culture.

Address:
Mombasa, Kenya

Category:
Culture

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Kenya 2015 events

Milad-un-Nabi Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
January 2015

A religious celebration to honour Prophet Mohammed’s birth, this is celeb ......

A religious celebration to honour Prophet Mohammed’s birth, this is celebrated all along the Swahili Coast with a combination of solemn prayer and entertainment. Celebrations are particularly colourful in Lamu, with performances of Swahili song and dance, dhow and donkey races, plus bao (ancient board game) tournaments. It usually falls once a year, moving back 11 days annually, but will take place twice in 2015.

Venue:
Lamu

Address:
Lamu, Kenya

Category:
Religion

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Lake Turkana Cultural Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
May 2015

The Lake Turkana Festival takes place in the lakeshore town of Loiyangalani ......

The Lake Turkana Festival takes place in the lakeshore town of Loiyangalani. The 10 ethnic groups of the Lake Turkana region – El Molo, Rendille, Samburu, Turkana, Dassanach, Ghabra, Borana, Konso, Wata and Burji – demonstrate through song and dance their unique differences and traditions. An underlying goal of the festival is the promotion of peace between these fascinating tribes.

Venue:
Lake Turkana Festival

Address:
Loiyangalani, Kenya

Event cost:

USD 600.

Category:
Culture

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Rhino Charge

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2015

First run in 1989, this off-road 4x4 endurance rally is staged on the Laiki ......

First run in 1989, this off-road 4x4 endurance rally is staged on the Laikipia Plateau. Competitors must visit all of the control points along the course within the allocated driving time of 10 hours, and the one with the lowest mileage is the winner.

Venue:
Laikipia Plateau

Address:
Laikipia Plateau, Kenya

Category:
Sport

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Lewa (Safaricom) Marathon

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2015

A fund-raising event to support conservation, the high-altitude marathon at ......

A fund-raising event to support conservation, the high-altitude marathon attracts runners from all over the world, including world-class Kenyan long-distance runners. Regarded to be one the world’s toughest marathons, it is run within a game conservancy that forms part of the wildlife-rich Laikipia Plateau. Helicopters are used to keep an eye out for animals on the course.

Venue:
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Laikipia Plateau, Kenya

Address:
Laikipia Plateau, Kenya

Website:

Category:
Sport

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East African Safari Classic Rally

Date :
21 November 2015 - 29 November 2015

First run in 1953 (when Kenya was still a British colony) to celebrate the ......

First run in 1953 (when Kenya was still a British colony) to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, and now held biennially, this eight-day motor rally follows a course of about 5,000 km (3,100 miles) all over Kenya. There are especially good vantage points to watch in the Rift Valley where the cars go charging up and down the escarpments.

Venue:
Mombasa

Address:
Mombasa, Kenya

Category:
Sport

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