Top Choice Live Music in Nairobi

Live at the Elephant

This could just be our favourite live music venue in town. It draws a trendy, upmarket crowd with its fair share of Nairobi hipsters for the regular program of up-and-coming artists (mostly Kenyan with some from fur…
Top Choice Dance in Kampala

Ndere Centre

If you’re interested in traditional dance and music, try to catch a dinner-theatre performance of the Ndere Troupe at Ndere Centre. They showcase dances from many of Uganda’s tribal groups with high-energy shows tak…
Top Choice Live Music in Nairobi

Blankets & Wine

This monthly picnic-concert is one of the best-loved features on Nairobi's live music circuit. Musicians vary but the underlying principle is to support local and other East African acts, from acoustic and singer-so…
Live Music in Zanzibar Town

Dhow Countries Music Academy

Zanzibar's celebrated music genre, called taarab, is a form of mellifluously sung poetry. The tradition is kept alive by this dynamic academy, which trains next-generation masters and hosts weekly taarab concerts as…
Concert Venue in Kampala

Musicians Club

Kampala musicians get together every Monday at the National Theatre for informal jam sessions and live performances. This is a must if you are in the city, as the place fills up with Ugandans letting off steam after…
Live Music in Kampala

National Theatre

There’s a quality program of music, film, dance and drama performances in the theatre itself, but most travellers come here for the popular, free nightly outdoor events. Grab a beer and a chair and catch an informal…
Cinema in Kampala

Century Cinemax

Modern, state-of-the-art cinema showing 3D blockbusters.
Live Performance in Nairobi

Bomas of Kenya

The Bomas of Kenya is a cultural centre at Langata, near the main gate to Nairobi National Park. The talented resident artistes perform traditional dances and songs taken from the country's 16 various tribal groups,…
Club in Moshi

Club La Liga

A large loud club for dancing or just hanging out and playing pool. Entrance is Tsh7000 on Friday and Saturday; women get in free on other days while men pay Tsh3000.
Club in Arusha


A classier version of Masai Camp, but far from tame.