Each November every part of Kenyan society is represented at the Cultural Carnival, held in the capital Mombasa.
The focus of the celebration is a street parade with incredible floats and beautiful processions drawing on the culture of Kenya”s rich mix of tribes and ethnicities.
From the modern rhythms of young Kenyan musicians to the traditional Swahili sounds of times past, music is a key part of the carnival with live performance scattered all over the city.
In the beginning two parades proceed through the city, meeting in central Moi Avenue for the climax of the event.
Mombasa is also one of Africa”s oldest coastal settlements and its maritime heritage is celebrated in a regatta held by the waterfront.
Kenya has long had a reputation as a destination popular among wealthy westerners travelling there on safari, a remnant of colonial times. But the Mombasa Carnival celebrates the real Kenya and its rich diversity of people and culture.
Culture and Sightseeing – City Tours – Whichever city you are in these tours will help to ensure you do not miss a thing.