30th December – 1st January

Beneath The Baobabs New Year Festival Discover the magic of Beneath the Baobabs Festival (formerly Kilifi New Year) – an annual celebration held from 30th December – 1st January above the source of Takaungu Creek in Kilifi’s baobab forest.

Join thousands of festival-goers as music fills the air for two unforgettable days and nights with a diverse line-up from Afro-House, Electronic Music to Hip Hop, Drum and bass that keeps you dancing beneath the starlit sky.”

Experience the enchantment of art installations, connect with like-minded souls, and embrace the spirit of East Africa. Welcome to a world where music and nature collide – Beneath the Baobabs Festival awaits.


Easter Weekend 2024 (28th – 31st March)

Kisima Wellness FestivalKisima Wellness Festival is hosted at Beneath the Baobabs in Kilifi.

The festival will be offering a huge range of content for the Mind, Body and Soul.  From Sunrise until they close, you can explore everything your heart desires!

Kisima Wellness Festival is a celebration of ourselves and a loving + fierce reminder that we all can be the change we want to see, and that together that mission becomes more possible.

All are welcomed to participate in content relating to the four elements: ignite conversation, inspire healing, ground in nature and let your body flow.

The third edition of Kisima Wellness Festival will be held on the Easter Weekend 2024 (28th – 31st March) and will incorporate the planting of 2000 mangrove seedlings in partnership with The Leaf Charity. 

What Else is there?

The Shamba lies adjacent to the village of Takaungu and the nearest town is Kilifi.

Takaungu is located on a creek or inlet with tidal waters and mangroves growing on its shores. At low tide sandy stretches appear along the coral cliffs leading to open sea and beach. Safe swimming at low and high tide in the creek, or at high tide on the beach.


The creek can be crossed by a small boat ferry to reach Kivukoni, from where motorbike taxis go to Kilifi or any other destination. Kivukoni is the home of Kivukoni International School and the Kivukoni Creek Club, offering swimming pool, tennis, yoga and more (see their website).

Kilifi and it's big Creek offers supermarkets, shops, doctors, hospitals, backpackers, boat yards, about everything you need.