Beneath the Baobabs is a 50 acre venue located 4 km South of Kilifi. The site is on a plateau raised above the source of the wild Takaungu Creek and deep within the Boabab Forest outside Kilifi Town.
Kilifi is midway between Mombasa and Malindi on the Kenyan coast.
The property is tucked away between the wild cliffs of Vuma, is a 10 minute drive from the turquoise waters of Kilifi Creek and 15 mins to the 10km stretch of white sand which is Bofa beach.
Being just a few degrees off the equator, the weather is hot most of the year, with rainy seasons during April-May and July-August.
If you are coming by bus or matatu, jump off at Naivas Supermarket Kilifi. From there, motorbikes and tuk-tuks will be able to take you to BTB for about Ksh 200-400ksh.
Our transportation partner for Beneath The Baobabs festival, Kuldip’s Touring Company, will be providing airport and SGR transfers at a fee of Ksh 2200 – 3700 per person, dependent on group size.
Contact Kuldip’s on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0720 302 499.
From Mombasa and Malindi airport: Daytime taxi pick-ups are normally Ksh 4,500 and night-time pick-ups are normally Ksh 5,500.
Contact Lydia +254 722 881649 or Patrick +254 703 568277 via phone or Whatsapp.
This is by far the quickest way to get to Beneath the Baobabs from Nairobi. Our closest airport is Vipingo, which is accessed through direct flights from Nairobi. Alternatively, Mombasa and Malindi are the next closest airports to fly into from various airlines.
Have a look at Fly 540, Jambo Jet, Skyward Express, 748 Air Services and Safarilink for flights.
If you’ve got a bit more time on your side, you can travel by SGR — It now takes 5 hours by train from Nairobi to Mariakani (or Mombasa). Train tickets cost up to KSh1000 for a standard ticket and Ksh3000 for a first class ticket. Mariakani and Mombasa are both similar distances from Kilifi, but we suggest Mariakani as you rule out the risk of Mombasa traffic.
Various bus companies make the 8-12 hour journey all the way from Nairobi to Kilifi. Most take online bookings whereas others allow you to phone in. Try booking site BuuPass or book directly via Mash, Tahmeed or Dreamline bus companies.
Head down the Mombasa highway from Nairobi turn off at Mariakani towards Kaloleni, continue until you meet the Mombasa-Malindi highway. Turn left on the highway and Beneath the Baobabs will be a right turning in 1.5km Opposite Mnarani Secondary school.
If you are flying from abroad, the easiest is to fly directly into Mombasa International Airport, only 60km away from us. Alternatively, you can fly to Nairobi and come down by train, bus, plane or road (see above).
Beneath the Baobabs is located 5km towards Mombasa from the Kilifi Bridge, just off the main highway connecting Mombasa to Watamu, Malindi, and Lamu.
Look out for signs between the Mavueni turning and Mnarani.