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VIRTUAL ULTRA MARATHON 2019
This is such a creative (and healthy) way for you to support the crucial work that rangers do from anywhere in the world while keeping fit.
HOG CHARGE 2019
The Hog Charge was the brainchild of Andrew Coates from Peponi School, Trevor Cussans from Kenton College, Ian Mayo and Mark Tilbury. The basis of the idea was to raise funds for the Rhino Ark Charitable Trust, via an entry of the Hog Charge Team (Car 35) into the Rhino Charge. The idea was to hold a mountain bike event and base it loosely on the annual 4 x 4 vehicle Rhino Charge. The event was aimed at school children to get them actively involved in Conservation fund raising and in so doing, they would learn about the efforts to conserve the forests of Kenya, how to inter-react with sponsors, learn team work and also give them a Challenge when they took part in the event. Parents and teachers are also encouraged to take part. The first Hog Charge was held in 1999 and attracted around 40 teams and was Kenya’s first mountain bike competition. It remains the only such competition for school-children. The Hog Charge is held usually on the last weekend of January on Sukari Ranch on the Thika Road; an extensive area of open bush that is the home to Brookside Dairies and Peponi School, who also co-sponsor the event. In the 2015 Hog Charge event, 104 teams raised the magnificent total of just over KShs 3.4 million. Over the years, the Hog Charge has raised over KShs 37 million for the Rhino Ark and has been awarded the 2nd. or 3rd. Highest Sponsorship trophy at the Rhino Charge many times.
KENYA KITE CUP
Diani Beach's annual kitesurfing competition will be held from 18th to 20th of January 2019 at Nomad Beach Bar. The competition can be entered by anybody who can kite, young or old, amateur or professional. Karibuni! The whole event is in aid of Diani Turtle Watch and Local Ocean Conservation! There will be 2 separate events taking place during the competition: 1. Freestyle competition: The competitors will perform freestyle movements and selected judges will allocate points based on difficulty, fluidity and style of the trick plus kite position during the maneuver. Women and men will be competing separately. Prizes will be waiting for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. 2500KES registration fee. Online registration: The registration for the freestyle event will be online this year. If you would like to participate please complete the form at the following: http://www.h2o-extreme.com/kenya-cup/ 2. Downwind Relay Race: A maximum of 10 teams with 3 riders each will race against each other in a downwind relay. The fastest team, with all 3 riders being at the final, will win. Each team will be "auctioned" and the spectators have the chance to bet on a team. The person who bets on the winning team will get 50% of the whole pot. The remainder will go to the charity organisation. Evening entertainment: Saturday night will host the famous Hawaiian Dress-up Party at Nomad Beach Bar with good vibes, party tunes and cocktails. Non-kiters welcome: In addition to quite simply a great atmosphere, there will also be a large raffle with attractive prizes from all over Kenya. All money raised from ticket sales will be donated to Diani Turtle Watch.
LAMU CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Lamu Cultural Festival is a celebration of both the past and the future, and the beliefs and traditions that are the heart and soul of the Lamu community. Most visitors to the island fall in love with this relaxed and peaceful lifestyle, and visiting during the Lamu Cultural Festival is a chance to experience Lamu life at its most exuberant and joyous. Each year, Lamu comes to life during the annual Lamu Cultural Festival. Several competitions and races are staged during this week long festival.
LAMU YOGA FESTIVAL 2019
The 6th annual Lamu Yoga Festival will be held from Monday 18th till Friday 22nd of March 2019. The festival offers 5 days of yoga, with over 25 teachers, 150 yoga classes, meditations and workshops in Shela, Lamu town and Manda Island. Experience many different styles of yoga from wonderful teachers, including Aireal yoga and early bird yoga on the magnificent Shela beach. Get a taste of the Swahili culture and join the Swahili Dinner, Sunset Dhow Sail and final Dinner & Celebration. Spoil yourself and extend your stay with a few days to enjoy all Lamu Island has to offer the weekend before or after the festival. Lamu Island with its tropical climate, excellent variety in accommodation to fit your budget, kilometres of empty beaches and car free sandy roads, is the ideal destination to relax and leave behind life’s stressfulness. The fresh seafood, organic foods and the warm welcome of the Swahili people make it the perfect wellness getaway. Inspired by Lamu, chairlady Monika Fauth started Lamu Yoga, a community based organization that hosts the Lamu Yoga festival on the pristine Muslim Island. Register for the festival online and join the growing community of Lamu Yoga Lovers!
CHAMPAGNE 4X4 CHALLENGE
Get ready for a new 4x4 course and a lot more improvements. We will announce some new changes and modifications in the weeks ahead. We can guarantee more entertainment for spectators and a guelling weekend for competitors.
RUSINGA CULTURAL FESTIVAL 2018
Taking place in Rusinga Island - one of Kenya's hidden gems on Lake Victoria - the festival offers 2 days of family fun within the picturesque environs of the island. It is 2 days of nothing but music, fashion, film, food, artistry, literature, sports and conversations that take you back in time into the wealth of the Suba culture.
ARTFEST - ART IN THE WILD [4TH EDITION]
ArtFest’ is a vibrant celebration of the whole artistic spectrum, a day of artistic bliss showcasing; Music, Visual Arts, Fashion, Crafts, Photography, Literature, Digital Arts, Performing Art and so much more… Theme: Artists on Creative Collaboration and how Artist Collaboration Fuels Creative Exploration and Industry Growth.
CBA AFRICA CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE
The 48th annual CBA Africa Concours d'Elegance organised by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club Kenya and sponsored by Commercial Bank of Africa is happening again. #CBAConcours2018
MARALAL INTERNATIONAL CAMEL DERBY
The 29th edition of the annual Maralal International Camel Derby attracts riders and spectators from far and wide. It is a race for professionals and amateurs alike, all vying for first position. The camel race starts in the centre of town, where a mass of heaving, ungainly camels, jostle for their place in history. Some run backwards, others off to the side, it is a melee of chaos noise excitement and colour. The more professional riders manage to race past the line of spectators heading for the finish line. If camel riding is not for you there is also a bike race or a 10 KM running race, where you can take in the spectacular landscape of the Samburu County as you compete over a demanding course. The bike race attracts a mixture of world class bikes and local amateurs, on bikes that don’t always manage to see the finish line. The town is also bustling with traditional dances and is like a cultural show but for real. This desert town becomes a kaleidoscope of colours, noise and fashion as locals and tourist meet and share a fun, action packed cultural experience. It is on for only one day a year, but if you are in Kenya at that time - Don’t miss it, come and experience Samburu Culture at it’s best.
AMAZING MAASAI MARATHON
The Amazing Maasai races raise funds to assist Maasai girls through secondary school education. Currently the Amazing Girls Project have 40 Girls in secondary school. 24 graduated last year. The program is looking to expand again this year, not only to help more girls in secondary school but to assist those who graduated to tertiary education. The marathon will kick-off at Kimanjo Town, in Laikipia North, northwest of Nanyuki (2 hours). It is approximately 5 hours from Nairobi. Entry fee for the Full and Half Marathon and 10KM Race will be KES 5,500 plus a Compulsory Minimum Charity Donation of a similar amount. Payments can be done via M-PESA to +254 724 699 115 Deposit or money transfer to Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) Account 66 11 33 00 13 (Drumbeat Ltd) Bank Code Number 07000
MARSABIT - LAKE TURKANA FESTIVAL
To celebrate cultural diversity for tourism and sustainable peace. Unique performances and cultural traditions of 14 ethnic communities which live in Marsabit County. El Molo, Rendille, Samburu, Turkana, Dassanatch, Gabra, Borana, Konso, Somali. The presentation of the customs and living conditions of the fourteen tribes, their spectacular traditional costumes, arts and crafts, dances and music in stunning surroundings to promote knowledge about Lake Turkana and Marsabit County.
MAGICAL KENYA TRAVEL EXPO
The 8th edition of the Magical Kenya Travel Expo is an event where exhibitors, hosted buyers, media representatives or trade visitors listen to the latest industry trends at organised seminars, immerse themselves in culture at the Africa stage and boost Africa sales from major global markets.