The Upcountry Fair Mud Run, Njoro
If you like rolling in the mud, then this might be the race for you. Teams, with members as young as 14, can participate in a shorter fun run, or attempt a 9 km course of obstacles, hills and lots and lots of mud at Kenana Farm near Nakuru. For those who like to shine, there’s an individual gauntlet involving, we suspect, lots of mud. Budding photographers can enter their shots into a competition running alongside. The event is part of a wider craft fair, with a wide range of artisanal products on sale, tractor demonstrations, and archery. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org 0722 -344885 or 0728 406 937
Wildebeest migration, Maasai Mara and Serengeti
It is one of the world’s great wildlife spectacles. Every year, over a million wildebeest, zebra and antelope begin their annual migration north, braving the Mara and Grumeti river crossings where crocodiles, mouths gaping, lie in wait. It is by far the most spectacular part of the migration. No two migrations are ever the same, and choosing the time, or indeed the place, to go can be tricky. The crossings span a huge areas, and while you might stumble on a herd forming to cross, there’s no guarantee they’ll take the plunge while you’re watching.
Zanzibar International Film Festival
Zanzibar celebrates its 20th year of hosting this world-famous film festival, a showcase for cutting-edge movie-making talent from around the continent and beyond. The festival will premiere Africa’s newest films, as well as bringing audiences recent successes such as Uganda’s Kati Kati. The island will be in fiesta mode for the festival’s duration, with international acts brought in to perform to crowds, as well as musicians, DJs and dancers from all over East Africa. The event is capped off with an awards ceremony for the best films of the festival.