FAQs – Answers to your frequently answered questions about our festivals, events and unique destination venue on the coast of Kenya, Beneath the Baobabs.
Where is Beneath the Baobabs Located?
Beneath the Baobabs sits a couple of kilometers inland, just outside the coastal town of Kilifi. Kilifi is located on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya, just over 50kms North of Mombasa.
Details on travel here
Can I book Beneath the Baobabs for a Private Event?
We can host any type of event from private parties to large scale festivals. Click to learn more about hiring our venue:
We can simply supply the venue, or organise the full package for your event. We usually work closely with approved and reliable suppliers at the venue, but if you would like us to welcome a different supplier, we would be happy to assist.
What are the Private Event Terms and Conditions?
Terms and Conditions will be outlined in an agreement upon booking your event.
Our cancellation policy will depend on the scale and nature of the event. Generally if an event is cancelled within 1 month of the start date the deposit will be forfeited. The specific policy will be outlined in your private event contract.
How do I book your space for an event?
You can start by visiting our pages about venue hire
We will be happy to tailor-make the best experience that will fit your event needs.
Do I need a Visa to travel in Kenya?
If you are not a Kenyan citizen or a Resident with a work permit, you will be required to obtain a Tourist Visa online prior to departure, visit http://evisa.go.ke/ for more details. Kenyan tourist visas typically last for three months and are renewable once.
Please consult the official information for your country of residence for the latest information.
What is your medical advice if I travel to Kilifi?
Just like most areas of Sub Saharan Africa, the Kenyan coast is an endemic area for malaria. Kilifi is also home the prestigious Kenya Medical Research Institute funded by the Wellcome Trust, a major centre for clinical and epidemiological research on malaria. Thanks in large part to KEMRI, hospital admissions for malaria in the area have decreased these past two decades. Prophylaxis to prevent malaria remains recommended while you are in a malaria zone. If you’re traveling from overseas, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a reliable source of advice if you must decide which Prophylaxis to take: https://www.cdc.gov/malaria/travelers/drugs.html.
We also encourage you to monitor the most recent medical advice concerning Yellow Fever – depending on where you plan travel before and after visiting Kilifi a Yellow Fever vaccine may be required. You may also want to read about CDC’s Dengue Fever advice. To stay informed about the CDC’s latest clinical advice before traveling to Kenya, please visit: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/clinician/none/kenya
What weather can we expect?
Being only three degrees south of the equator, Kilifi and most other parts of the Kenyan coast are pretty hot all year round. “Hot” can be a relative term though, depending on where in the world you are coming from, but most guests find it hotter than they are used to. The rainy and therefore cooler season is normally April and May, as well as July and August.
Where can I find Tickets for Beneath the Baobabs Festival?
More information about tickets and ticket types and prices will be posted here on the website once a date is confirmed and tickets are available
What are the Accommodation options on the festival grounds?
During festivals there are different kinds of camping available on site – from free camping to glamping. Prices and options will be listed at the time of events. More information on Camping.
For private events we have 2 large campsites which can be made available for self camping or safari style tents that can be rented for larger groups.
For accommodation in Kilifi we recommend Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers. Located just a few kilometers away from the festival site, it is the social hub of Kilifi, where everyone gathers around a drink. Distant Relatives offers a full range of options from basic camping to ensuite Bandas with private courtyards.
What is the Age Of Admission?
Beneath the Baobabs as an events space does not have any age restrictions and it is a family friendly space. However, different events have different age limits, please check restrictions before purchasing tickets.
For private events the age of admission is at the discretion of the host.
Is there Parking?
We have ample parking on site. For larger events and festivals parking is located just as you enter the site, about 400m from the main arena. For smaller private groups there is parking available closer to the arena. There will be security watching the cars during events.
How accessible is Beneath the Baobabs for the Disabled?
We endeavour to make Beneath the Baobabs accessible to all. As such we will always have Disabled Parking available – usually we will let you drive into the event site.
For large public events these spaces must be booked in advance to ensure sufficient space, please contact us.
Please let us know of any specific requirements in advance to ensure we cater to your needs best we can. This can include a pre-event site visit for those with wheelchairs to ensure specific needs are met.