08 November 2013
Mombasa Carnival, Kenya
Where: Mombasa, Kenya
When: 1st – 30th November
Add some spice to your beach vacation on the Indian Ocean and enjoy this wonderful cultural carnival. Musicians and artists from all over Kenya participate as well as representatives of the many different tribes showing off their cultural finery in a parade that snakes down the city's main avenue.
Visit Kenya on our Overland tour: Highlights of Tanzania - 14HOT11
Kirstenbosch Sundowner Concerts
Where: Cape Town
When: late Nov-early Apr
Beat the Sunday blues with a few good bottles of wine and a sunset backdrop during the popular weekly Kirstenbosch sundowner concerts. These performances have become a summer institution among Capetonians, so get there early if you want a grassy patch from which to see hot local talents like Freshlyground, the Parlotones and Fokofpolisiekar.
End in cape Town on our South West Safari – 14SWS25 tour and enjoy the festive season and live entertainment at Kirstenbosch, Cape Town
MCQP (Mother City Queer Project)
Where: Cape Town
When: 14 December
The Mother City Queer Project carnival is considered the biggest ultimate gay costume party in Africa held in Cape Town since it started off in 1994 as a themed costume party celebrating the inclusion of gay rights in South Africa's new Constitution. The MCQP carnival is the highlight of the gay community’s social calendar each year – and is wildly popular event amongst locals and visitors from all around the world who likes to dress up and have a fabulous party.
Start in Cape Town on our Cape Desert Safaris – 14NCDS12 tour and enjoy an overland trip after the party!
Ncwala Festival, Swaziland, South Africa
When: End of December (annual)
Also known as the "Festival of the First Fruits," Ncwala is Swaziland's biggest festival and one of Africa's most interesting. Ancestors are remembered, the first harvest is celebrated and above all, the King is honored. The two main celebrations are Little Ncwala and Big Ncwala. The exact timing of the festival is up to the king's astrologers but it starts in December.
Visit Swaziland on our Small Group Safaris tour: Kruger to Cape Town - 14KTCT17
Christmas in Africa
Where: Throughout Africa
When: 24-25 December (annual)
There are approximately 350 million Christians in Africa. Christmas is celebrated throughout the continent by Christian communities large and small. On Christmas day carols are sung from the Congo on down to South Africa.
Visit 8 countries on our Overlanding tour: Ultimate African Overlander - 14UAO58
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