July 10, 2024

Marylyn Svetlik

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An African Festival Mashup


It’s a beautiful time to travel to Africa. From the Savannah Festival in Kenya to the Calabar Carnival in Nigeria and Uganda, here are six festivals not to be missed this summer.

It’s a beautiful time to travel Africa.

Africa is a continent with many cultures, languages and traditions. It’s also home to some of the most vibrant festivals in the world.

The best time to travel Africa is during its annual festival season which runs from May through October each year. During this period you can experience everything from traditional music festivals like Ghana’s Kakum National Park Arts Festival (May) or Rwanda’s International Jazz Festival (July) through to more contemporary events such as South Africa’s Joburg Theatre Festival or Mozambique’s Maputo International Film Festival (both October).

From the Savannah Festival in Kenya to the Calabar Carnival in Nigeria, here are six festivals not to be missed in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda this summer.

Africa is a big continent and it has many countries. In this article, we will focus on four of them: Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria and Uganda. These countries have many festivals that you can attend this summer.

The Savannah Festival in Kenya (July 19-22) is one of the most important events on the country’s cultural calendar. It’s a time when people come together to celebrate their heritage through traditional music performances and dances. You’ll also get to see how artists from all over Africa showcase their unique styles at this annual event held near Nairobi National Park.

You don’t want to miss out on any of these amazing festivals!

The Savannah Festival, Kenya

The Savannah Festival is a three-day celebration of the Maasai culture. It’s held in Narok, Kenya and takes place in June. The festival is family-friendly and has activities for children such as:

  • Face painting
  • Balloon twisting
  • Maasai cultural performances

Beads, beads and more beads.

Beads are a popular item at festivals, and they come in many shapes, sizes and colors. Beads can be used to make jewelry or decorate costumes. They can also be attached to the body with glue or string to create a colorful decoration. Beads can even be threaded into hair braids!

The Calabar Carnival, Nigeria

The Calabar Carnival, Nigeria

There are few things that can compare to the experience of attending the Calabar Carnival in Nigeria. This celebration is widely known as one of Africa’s largest carnivals and attracts visitors from all over the world. The festivities take place during October or November each year and are a celebration of African culture and traditions–especially those related to its rich history of slavery.

Nigerians come together at this time each year to celebrate their heritage, relax after months spent working hard on farms or fishing boats off coastlines around Africa’s third largest city (and capital) Lagos, which lies less than 250 miles away from Calabar City where this festival takes place annually since 1963 when it was first started by Chief Nnadi Okonjo-Iweala (wife). Today she still serves as patroness for this event which now attracts over 1 million people every year despite having only 3 days left before ending tomorrow night!

Kenyans do it large.

Kenya is a beautiful country with a rich cultural heritage, known for its hospitality and natural beauty. It’s a great place to visit in the summer when temperatures are milder than those of other countries in Africa.

Kenyans do it large; they love their festivals! From the Maasai Mara Festival to Lake Turkana Festival, there’s something happening every month of the year–and each one is more spectacular than the last.

Nakuru Day of Peace & Sports Festival, Kenya

The Nakuru Day of Peace & Sports Festival is a multi-sport event that takes place every year in October. It’s organized by the Nakuru County Government and attracts athletes from all over Kenya, as well as other countries such as Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania.

The festival was first held in 2007 to promote peace and unity within the country. Since then it has grown into one of Kenya’s biggest sporting events with thousands of participants taking part each year.

Get ready for summer with these six festivals across the African continent

The Nakuru Day of Peace & Sports Festival

The Calabar Carnival

The Savannah Festival

Uganda National Cultural Festival (UNCF)

Nairobi Carnival

Kigali International Jazz Festival


If you’re looking to experience the best of African culture, then these festivals are a great place to start. From Kenya’s Savannah Festival and Uganda’s Nakuru Day of Peace & Sports Festival to Nigeria’s Calabar Carnival, there are plenty of ways for travelers who want something more than just sun and sand.