Top Choice Music in Marsa Alam

3alganoob Music Festival

Egypt's only modern music festival, this three-day feast at Tondoba Bay, 14km south of Marsa Alam, features the country's most interesting independent bands in every genre from electronica to alternative rock. Campi…
Top Choice Music in Zanzibar Town

Sauti za Busara

A cultural landmark in Zanzibar since 2003, Sauti za Busara is one of the biggest festivals of its sort in East Africa, showcasing music and musicians of all genres – taarab, jazz, Afro-pop or bongo flava – from acr…
Top Choice Film in Ouagadougou


Going strong since 1969, this world-renowned biennial festival (held in odd-numbered years) sees African films competing for the prestigious Étalon d'Or de Yennenga – Fespaco's equivalent of the Oscars.
Top Choice Festival in Mombasa

Mombasa Carnival

Street festival, with a month of music, dance and other events.
Cultural in Dadès Gorge

Marriage Moussem

Just another striking Middle Atlas Berber village most of the year, Imilchil is flooded with visitors during its three-day marriage moussem (festival) in September. At this huge festival, local Berbers scope the sce…
Music in Fez

Fes Festival of World Sacred Music

The Fes Festival of World Sacred Music brings together music groups and artists from all corners of the globe, and it has become one of the most successful world music festivals around. Based on the idea that music …
Performing Arts in Gaborone

Maitisong Festival

Botswana's largest performing-arts festival has been running since 1987 and is held over seven days in late March or early April. It features an outdoor program of music, theatre, film and dance, as well as an indoo…
Religious in Aksum

Festival of Maryam Zion

This is one of Ethiopia’s largest festivals. In the days leading up to the event on 30 November, thousands of pilgrims arrive and sleepy Aksum truly awakens. Celebrations start in front of the Northern Stelae Field,…
Sports in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

Lewa Safaricom Marathon

It’s one thing to run a marathon to the encouraging screams of people, but it’s entirely another to run it sharing the course with elephants, rhinos and the odd lion! Established in 2000 to raise funds for wildlife …
Music in Marrakesh

Atlas Electronic

Atlas Electronic celebrates world music, arts and culture in a four-day electro festival set amid the shaded palm groves and luxury nomadic desert camping of an ecolodge. Groove your way through daytime workshops, y…