Every year, amongst ancient baobab trees and nestled high on a plateau above the Takaungu Creek. Thousands of festival-goers, performers, artists, DJs, sound and lighting crews, vendors, community leaders and wellness practitioners are enchanted by Beneath the Baobabs Festival (formerly Kilifi New Year).
Music plays non-stop for three days, catering to all types of music lovers, from Afro-House, Electronic, Live Music, Hip Hop, Ambient and Acoustic to Percussion Drum ‘n’ Bass.
The Beneath The Baobabs Venue
At the edge of the Indian Ocean on the Kenyan coast lies East Africas most unique festival destination.
Designed with the utmost respect for the environment. Beneath the Baobabs is home to five Stages and Bars, secret orange and lemon orchards, bamboo forests, raised decks in the treetops, hideaway spaces in the shade of thousand-year-old Baobabs, and so much more.
The venue works meticulously with local authorities, and Beneath The Baobabs is Africas 1st carbon-neutral festival.
Kilifi is roughly halfway between Malindi and Mombasa on Kenya’s East Coast.
Both Mombasa and Malindi have airports that you can fly into, with Mombasa being the more prominent better-connected hub. Alternatively, you can fly into Nairobi (500km away) and transfer to Kilifi.
If you are flying into Mombasa, we recommend taking a taxi due to the extreme traffic congestion. Driving from Malindi is considerably more pleasant and is roughly 1hr10min away. Those travelling from farther afield will likely land in Nairobi first. If you chose to drive rather than connect, the journey would take you roughly 9hrs, passing some spectacular National Parks along the way.
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