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A 50 acre sanctuary
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EAST AFRICA'S MOST
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BENEATH THE BAOBABS

BENEATH THE BAOBABS
DESTINATION VENUE

BENEATH THE BOABABS

HOME OF
BENEATH THE BAOBABS FESTIVAL

BENEATH THE BOABABS

A MAGICAL VENUE BENEATH THE STARS

BENEATH THE BOABABS

50 ACRES OF ANCIENT EAST AFRICAN NATURE

BENEATH THE BOABABS

MUSIC ART CULTURE COMMUNITY

BENEATH THE BAOBABS

Beneath the Baobabs is a magical East African destination event space located at the end of the creek on the Kilifi coast of Kenya. We are also home to the acclaimed 3 day Beneath the Baobabs Festival (formerly Kilifi New Year).

Within a spectacular natural setting we have infrastructure to host up to 10,000 people and a mission to provide a safe platform fostering creativity, environmental sustainability, consciousness, community and freedom of expression, while showcasing East African music, art and culture.

Our three-day Beneath the Baobabs Festival is is the first ‘Carbon Neutral Festival in Africa’ and bans all single-use plastics.

Beneath the Baobabs, home to all artists and creatives, is a one of a kind secluded event space, with secret orange and lemon groves, hundreds of square meters of overhanging decks under the shade of a two-thousand year old majestic Baobab tree, and our now iconic Main Stage. Built with passion and care for the natural environment from the outset and a Leave No Trace approach to all events, Beneath the Baobabs is ready to safely host up to 10,000 people with up to 5 unique stages, bars and all the infrastructure required for a successful event.

Karibu Kilifi

BENEATH THE BAOBABS
OUR STORY

It’s taken us 7 years to grow our idea and start impacting on our mission. Taking on a new 50 acre site is both amazing and scary, but we are now ready to open up our magical venue to the wider community.

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OUR VALUES

We are a proudly Kenyan destination event site, uniting people of all backgrounds by providing a safe platform fostering creativity, environmental sustainability and consciousness, community, and freedom of expression, while showcasing East African music, art and culture.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is one of transformation and inspiration, through uniting people of all backgrounds, by providing a safe platform, even for the most marginalised of communities, to enjoy established and emerging East African Music, Art, Performance and Wellness, whilst learning how to live more consciously and sustainably.

WE ARE CALLING YOU

Intrepid explorers and festival goers – be among the first to discover new cultures, experiences and sounds.

WE ARE CALLING YOU

Intrepid explorers and festival goers – be among the first to discover new cultures, experiences and sounds.

BTB THE VENUE

BtB is a hidden 50 acre natural gem, undiscovered and largely still unknown with wild orchards and ancient Baobabs.
Approaching 4 years in our new home, we’re now offering venue hire for our one-of-a-kind destination venue.

Andrea Hartley: Aerial Silks and Hula Hoop | Kisima Festival 2021

  Andrea graduated from Louisiana State University Honors College in 2014 with a BA in International Studies concentrated in Africa and a double minor in Business Administration and Psychology. Andrea trained in Aerial Arts at LSU’s School of Theatre 2013-2014 … Read More

Manka Bajaj: Yoga Nidra, Ecstatic Dance, Embodiment | Kisima Festival 2021

  Manka is a Yogi turned Life Coach, trained in Integrated Coaching from South Africa. She brings a unique and embodied approach to mental health, combining somatic, breathwork and mindfulness practices to provide a safe release for emotions and stress … Read More

Fionah Mukuriah: Self Optimization Process, Art of Emotions | Kisima Festival 2021

  Fionah is a holistic wellness advocate and is currently practising as a counselling psychologist. She founded Lotasi in 2020 with the aim of supporting individuals on their path to wholeness of being. Lotasi is a loose Swahili-fication of the … Read More

Mohamed Ismat: Kids’ Yoga, Acrobatics | Kisima Festival 2021

  Mohamed is a yoga teacher, circus arts performer and acrobatics instructor.   Mohamed’s Kisima Offerings: Kids’ Acrobatics Where: Kids’ Zone on Wednesday 20th, Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd October.   Kids’ Yoga Where: Kids’ Zone on Saturday 23rd October. … Read More

Yuanita Khaduri: Body Art | Kisima Festival 2021

  Yuanita Khaduri has been practicing Body Art professionally for 3 years now. She offers the service to both individuals and groups for photoshoots and themed parties. She has also worked at small and large events. Yuanita additionally works with … Read More

Michael Akida: Kids’ Tae Kwondo | Kisima Festival 2021

  Michael is a motivated tae kwondo instructor with advanced training in tae kwondo and specialization in physical fitness, self defense etc. In 2010 his journey into tae kwondo began with his coach/Master, Onesmus Safari Ngao. He has traveled with … Read More

Jean Sangale: Clarity Breathwork | Kisima Festival 2021

  After more then 20 years working in Digital Project Management in London, Jean fell passionately in love with Breathwork and became a qualified facilitator. It’s the culmination of a more than 30 year personal journey into the study and … Read More

Tamara Britten: Vinyasa and Yin Yoga | Kisima Festival 2021

  Tamara is a certified yoga instructor with 400 hours of training with Yoga Alliance in vinyasa flow, aerial, acro, SUP and hatha yoga. Expanding her practice into these various styles have given her the opportunity to experiment, to practice … Read More

Kevin Mwachiro: Modern Sexuality | Kisima Festival 2021

  Kevin Mwachiro is a writer, journalist, podcaster, and queer activist. Kevin’s first book is, Invisible – Stories from Kenya’s Queer Community. He was part of the editorial team for Boldly Queer – African Perspectives on Same-sex sexuality and gender … Read More

Dr. Thania Paffelholz: Inclusive Society | Kisima Festival 2021

  Thania is internationally renowned for her work on and in support of peace and political change processes worldwide, focusing on mediation and peacebuilding, inclusion and participation, as well as the conditions under which change processes produce sustainable outcomes. In … Read More

Heather Gordon Athie: Wim Hof Method, Yoga | Kisima Festival 2021

  Heather is a certified Level 2 Wim Hof Method (WHM) Instructor, Yoga and meditation teacher, mental resilience trainer and certified nutritional health coach. Pre-pandemic you could find her traveling across Europe, the US and Kenya running retreats and offering … Read More

Laura Sunblad: Prana Vinyasa Yoga | Kisima Festival 2021

  Laura Sundblad is a Nairobi-based Prana Vinyasa yoga teacher. Her practice is influenced by her teachers around the world, including at Shiva Rea’s Samudra School of Living Yoga, at the Jivamukti School and at the Ananda Ashram in New … Read More

Ngala Chome: History of the Kenyan Coast | Kisima Festival 2021

    Ngala is an award-winning writer, historian and social scientist. He was born and raised in Mombasa, and his work examines the modern history of the Kenyan coast. In 2013-14, Ngala was the Commonwealth Scholar at the University of … Read More

Mildred Otieno: Spirituality to Decolonize, African Astrology, Dream Symbolism | Kisima Festival 2021

  Mildred is a spiritualist, cardologer, historian, predictive astrologer, and researcher into the mystical realms, particularly African Traditional Religions (ATRs). Following an 18 year spiritual journey, she now uses her knowledge and gifts to guide, teach, and heal others.   … Read More

Hetal Bid: Thai Yoga Massage | Kisima Festival 2021

  Born and brought up Kenyan, Hetal began practicing yoga and meditation from the age of 13. In 2019, she trained with Yoga Union in Bali, and is a Vinyasa Flow coach. Also in 2019, Hetal rediscovered her love for … Read More

Benny Giuliani: Yin Yang and Restorative Yoga | Kisima Festival 2021

  Benny has been practicing Hatha and Iyengar yoga since she was 15 years old but, finally became a teacher in 2017. Since then she has never looked back and continues training in and teaching yin, restorative and functional vinyasa … Read More

Sandra Leichum: Injury Prevention, Stress Resilience | Kisima Festival 2021

  Sandra has done various training in the healing arts since 2013, which has evolved into her own way of teaching movement , mindfulness and inner connection. She is a trained Health Coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, 200hr … Read More

COVID Measures at KISIMA FESTIVAL

KISIMA FESTIVAL is dedicated to your wellness. Now more than ever. This is how KISIMA will help maximize your healing, while minimizing your risk: Vast open air space: Our 50- acre baobab forest provides an oasis of peace, joy, and … Read More

KISIMA CONTRIBUTORS

We are super excited to introduce you to our wonderful group of Kisima teachers, healers and workshop leaders for Mind, Body and Soul.   NEHA ERASMUS is a certified PSYCH-K facilitator, working with individuals & groups for the purpose of … Read More

MIND BODY SOUL AT KISIMA

KISIMA Festival is a 4-day celebration of mind, body, and soul within the tranquil haven of Beneath the Baobabs, Kilifi. We welcome you into our safe space to relax, rejuvenize, and revitalize while connecting to yourself, others, and the natural … Read More

REBRANDING OUR LANDMARK FESTIVAL

The time has come for our new year festival to evolve into much more, welcome to the many faces of Beneath the Baobabs…

COVID – REACTION

Clearly COVID has dictated a great deal of our decisions at Beneath the Baobabs in 2020. Whilst the cancellation of Beneath the Baobabs Festival has been a necessary heartbreak for us all, there has been much to learn from this period.

NEW YEAR’S CANCELLATION

Due to recently increased curfew restrictions as well as various challenges for organizing large-sized events, we have taken the difficult decision not to host any events this New Year Period at Beneath the Baobabs.

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RE-IMAGINE YOUR EVENT

BRING YOUR OWN EVENT TO LIFE BENEATH THE BAOBABS

PARTY WITH US

BE THE FIRST TO KNOW AND GET PRIORITY TICKETING INFO
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR FESTIVAL GOER MAILING LIST

RE-IMAGINE YOUR EVENT

BRING YOUR OWN EVENT TO LIFE BENEATH THE BAOBABS

PARTNER WITH US!

DO YOU SHARE THE SAME VALUES?
WE WOULD LOVE TO WORK WITH YOU LET’S GROW TOGETHER!

EVENT PRODUCTION

WE’VE GROWN A WORLD CLASS CREW & PRODUCTION TEAM
TELL US ABOUT YOUR WILDEST DREAM AND WE’LL MAKE IT HAPPEN

PARTNER WITH US!

DO YOU SHARE THE SAME VALUES?
WE WOULD LOVE TO WORK WITH YOU LET’S GROW TOGETHER!

EVENT PRODUCTION

WE’VE GROWN A WORLD CLASS CREW & PRODUCTION TEAM
TELL US ABOUT YOUR WILDEST DREAM AND WE’LL MAKE IT HAPPEN

TYING THE KNOT?

LOOKING FOR A MAGICAL WEDDING VENUE?
HIRE OUR VENUE, AND WORK WITH OUR TEAM TO PLAN YOUR BIG DAY

UNIQUE DESTINATION VENUE

HIRE OUR ONE OF A KIND VENUE FOR INTIMATE 50 PAX EVENTS UP TO 10,000 PAX FESTIVALS

TYING THE KNOT?

LOOKING FOR A MAGICAL WEDDING VENUE?
HIRE OUR VENUE, AND WORK WITH OUR TEAM TO PLAN YOUR BIG DAY

UNIQUE DESTINATION VENUE

HIRE OUR ONE OF A KIND VENUE FOR INTIMATE 50 PAX EVENTS UP TO 10,000 PAX FESTIVALS

A SAFE SPACE

BE EMBRACED BY NATURE – DEEPEN THE EXPERIENCE OF A WORKSHOP OR RETREAT
AWAKEN ALIGN ACTIVATE

JOIN THE SHIFT

BECOME PART OF THE CULTURAL SHIFT HAPPENING IN EAST AFRICAN MUSIC, ART & PERFORMANCE
CONNECT COLLABORATE CREATE

A SAFE SPACE

BE EMBRACED BY NATURE – DEEPEN THE EXPERIENCE OF A WORKSHOP OR RETREAT
AWAKEN ALIGN ACTIVATE

JOIN THE SHIFT

BECOME PART OF THE CULTURAL SHIFT HAPPENING IN EAST AFRICAN MUSIC, ART & PERFORMANCE
CONNECT COLLABORATE CREATE

STAY IN THE LOOP

Life is too short to miss out – Join our Community, Join the Movement!