Kenya Local Events

Kenya has numerous events going on throughout the year. We have listed some of these below, and we think they are a great time to come visit! Even if you can't make it during one of the listed events, there is sure to be something interesting happening when you do come - just send us an email and we'll be sure to let you know.

Jamhuri Day
Place: Nyeri, Nanyuki, Meru, Embu  (12 Dec 2016 )

Jamhuri Day is Kenya's most important holiday, celebrated throughout the nation. It is the day Kenyans commemorate their independence from the British colonial masters on 12th December 1963.

The Rhino Charge
(01 Jun 2017 - 03 Jun 2017 )

The Rhino Charge is an annual 4 x 4-rally race held in the Kenyan bush and each team brings its own 4WD vehicle.

Lewa Marathon
Place: Lewa Downs  (30 Jun 2017 )

This unique ‘run in the wild’ race is an annual event held in June to raise money for the conservation of wildlife, in particular rhinos, inside the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

Wildebeest Migration
Place: Masai Mara National Reserve  (01 Jul 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 )

Annual Wildebeest Migration

Every year millions of wildebeest and zebras migrate from Tanzania, Serengeti National Park to Kenya, Masai Mara National Reserve.

George Adamson Memorial
Place: Kora National Park  (17 Aug 2017 - 19 Aug 2017 )

George Adamson is renowned for his great efforts in wildlife conservation. His work with Elsa the lioness was captured in the best-selling book Born Free

Maralal Camel Derby
Place: Maralal  (19 Aug 2017 - 21 Aug 2017 )

Maralal is a small town in Northern Kenya, about 350 km north of Nairobi. It is quiet for most of the year except in August when the Maralal Camel Derby brings color and activity to the small desert town. 

Mwea Classic Marathon
Place: Mwea  (10 Sep 2017 )

The Mwea Classic Marathon is held annually at the Mwea Secondary School. To underscore its importance, several corporate organizations have teamed up to sponsor the event. Registration for the event is free and usually closes on the eve of the marathon. The marathon course is divided into three courses- Full Marathon (42 km), Half Marathon (21 km) and individual open (10 km). Although the run is mainly for high school students from different parts of Kenya, elite athletes and fun runners are invited to participate.