Lamu Yoga Festival – Lamu, March 8-12
Centered in the charming village of Shela, the Lamu Yoga Festival is the perfect excuse to escape the city and master your tree pose. Now acclaimed as one of the top five yoga festivals in the world, the event features a variety of yoga and meditation classes at a range of unique venues and studios, including early-bird yoga on the beach and meditation under the moon. Also on offer are dhow sailing trips and a closing beach party featuring local drummers and acrobats. Namaste!
One Star House Party – Tigoni, March 23-26
Kenya is next for a team of world-renowned chefs travelling to 20 countries over 20 months. In locations as extreme as Mt Everest base camp, they have created their own pop-up restaurants and gourmet taster menus inspired by local cuisine and experiences. Tickets cost $65 and are available through EatOut (eatout.co.ke). For further information visit www.onestarhouseparty.com
Mountain-Biking Adventure – Salama Hills, March 25-26
Get in the saddle for a thrilling two-day cycling trip through Stanley Ranch at the base of Salama Hill, a 90-minute drive from Nairobi. Thanks to its fairly smooth terrain, organisers Rift Valley Odyssey describe it as a good introduction for newbies to its popular adventure races. Riders take part in two-man teams, and must carry their own GPS unit for navigation, with only the start and finish points fixed. www.riftvalleyodyssey.com
Shompole Wildlife Marathon – Shompole, March 17
Definitely not one for beginners, this race takes runners on a tough, hot and dusty route through undulating terrain. But it’s country that most people rarely see. The 30 km route skirts Lake Magadi and takes runners up some punishing hills, rewarding them with views of Lake Natron on the Kenyan Tanzanian border. It’s just about worth the effort. www.shompolewildlifemarathon.com