About Beneath The Baobabs

The team at Beneath The Baobabs is extremely excited to be the official home for the first of many editions of the Khanga Festival in Easter 2020.

Nested in Kilifi, on the Kenyan Coast, on a pristine lush plateau along a wild and meandering green valley, besides the wild and stunning emerald Takaungu Creek on the edge of the Indian Ocean, Beneath the Baobabs is a wild and magical 25-acre eco-friendly venue developed into a fully functional event space capable of hosting events of upto 10,000 people. Home to secret wild orange and lemon orchards, bamboo forests, 2000-year-old baobabs, and other ancient indigenous trees, Beneath the Baobabs, also the home of Kilifi New Year festival, was designed as a platform for local talent, a melting pot of global cultures, a brilliant source of inspiration and a haven for freedom of expression, with a strong commitment to conscious living and sustainability. Beneath the Baobabs melds creativity with nature, to convey the connection we have with one another, with our environment and community.

The site features several permanent stages and bars, several hundred square meters of decks hanging over there valley’s edge under giant baobabs, a range of accommodation options, kilometres of underground water piping and power lines, a very powerful silent generator and its own water supply, a water park, beach volleyball court, a two-story 250 square-meter building, and state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment and engineering, and many other features allowing us to design the most amazing life-changing experiences.

Beneath the Baobabs is especially so much more than just a state of the art event space. Beneath the Baobabs is a message of optimism, inclusivity, sustainability and conscious living. It is a space designed for groups to gather and make a change to learn and exchange. It is a collaborate space where we want all to contribute, share, learn, and inspire one another. It is a platform designed for all to feel welcome regardless of their age, gender, skin color, nationality sexual orientation or economic status – where we all fee richer in diversity.

It is a platform designed for promoting the holistic and wellness movement in Kenya as well as a space for debates, workshops and conversations on topics relating to the above values and ethos. It is a platform to showcase the amazing talent of Kenya – from musicians and artists to young changemakers and entrepreneurs.