LAMU YOGA FESTIVAL The sixth annual Lamu Yoga Festival will be held from 18th to 22nd March 2019. With over 25 teachers, 150 yoga classes, meditations and workshops in Shela, Lamu town and Manda Island. Participants will experience many different styles of yoga including Aerial yoga on the magnificent Shela beach. Apart from the natural beauty, tropical climate and sandy beaches that define Lamu, an ideal destination to relax, you’ll also get a taste of Swahili tradition and culture, food and a sunset dhow sail. Register online at www.lamuyoga.org
LAKE TURKANA CULTURAL FESTIVAL
The south-eastern coast of Lake Turkana will once again become a meeting place for diverse ethnic groups. The three-day carnival will celebrate the cultures of the El Molo, Samburu, Gabbra, Rendile, Watta, Daasanach and the Turkana. As always, there will be traditional dances, singing, food and other showcases of culture at this unique event that acknowledges the richness and history of the people of Kenya. The venue will be Loiyangalani, Marsabit County in Northern Kenya and it will take place from 18th to 20th April. Call 0719499804 for more information.
10TO4 MOUNTAIN BIKE CHALLENGE
Help raise money for the Mount Kenya Trust’s community projects and mountain conservation by participating in this bike challenge starting at the slopes of the mountain and ending at the savannahs of Borana Conservancy. Riders will kick off at an altitude of 10,000ft and end at 4,000ft, dropping through alpine moorland and more. Taking place between 15th and 17th February, the 10to4 will also offer activities like the Altitude Horse Ride for participants looking to ride alongside wildlife.
LAMU PAINTERS FESTIVAL
Between the 23rd and 25th of February, painters, sculptors and other artists will congregate at the Baitil Aman Guest House in Shela for a weekend filled with fun, creativity and artistry. This is a chance to bring out your talent or promote the art industry by buying the works of locals. The paintings and sculptures will be showcased at an exhibition in Lamu Fort. Other activities will include a soul concert at Manda, artistic kites and flags, a dhow race and music on Shela Beach. Visit www.lamupaintersfestival.org for more information.