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Festivals of Africaby Dalene Ingham-Brown

Every year, Africa is alive with celebration. From food and wine to music and culture, Africa has a wealth of festivals happening in the next six month. When embarking on an overland adventure, you really want to get as much out of your time away as possible. Why not start or finish your African exploration with a 'bang' and schedule a few days extra to attend a festival in the area? July Festivals in Africa

Zambia Agricultural and Commercial Show

Cape Town Fashion Week

13 - 16 July 2011

Cape Town, South Africa

Zambia Agricultural and Commercial Show

28 July - 1 Aug 2011

Lusaka, Zambia

Durban International Film Festival

21 - 31 July 2011

Durban, South Africa

Stellenbosch Wine Festival

28 - 31 July  2011

Stellenbosch, South Africa

August Festivals in Africa

Imilchil marriage_by Deunvistazo
Imilchi Marriage Festival: taken by Deunvistazo

The International Festival of Carthage

8 July - 19 Aug 2011

Carthage, Tunisia

Hermanus Wine and Food Fair

6 - 8 Aug 2011

Hermanus, South Africa

Imilchil Marriage Festival

25 - 27 Aug 2011

Imilchil, Morocco

Homowo Festival, (Hooting at Hunger)

Aug 2011

Southeast coast, Ghana

September Festivals in Africa

Whale Crier of Hermanus_by_snappybex
Photo by Bex Ross

Enkutatash (Ethiopian New Year)

10 - 11 Sept 2011


Wodaabe Gerewol (Part of Cure Salee)

Sept 2011


Johannesburg Art Fair

23 - 25 Sept 2011

Johannesburg, South Africa

Hermanus Whale Festival

30 Sept - 4 Octr 2011

Hermanus, South Africa


27 September 2011


October Festivals in Africa

lake-of-stars-festival-by-Steve McInerny
Lake of the Stars Festival by Steve McInerny

Lake of Stars Festival

30 Sept - 2 Oct 2011

Mangochi, Malawi

Abu Simbel Festival

22 Oct 2011

Abu Simbel, Egypt

Erfoud Date Festival

late Sept, early Oct 2011

Erfoud, Morocco

Rocking the Daisies Music Festival

7 - 9 Oct 2011

Darling, South Africa

November Festivals in Africa

Mombasa Carnival
Mombasa Carnival

Hogbetsotso Festival

5 Nov 2011

Volta Region, Ghana

Mombasa Carnival

1 Nov 2011

Mombasa, Kenya

Amakula Kampala International Film Festival

29 Oct -  6 Nov 2011

Kampala, Uganda

Cairo International Film Festival

30 Nov - 9 Dec 2011

Cairo, Egypt

December Festivals in Africa

Cape Minstrels_by_Kelsie DiPerna
Photo by  Kelsie DiPerna

Ncwala Festival (Festival of the First Fruits)

1 Dec 2011 - 10 Jan 2012


International Festival of the Sahara

22 - 25 Dec 2011

Douz, Tunisia

Cape Town Minstrel Carnival

31 Dec 2011 - 2 Jan 2012

Cape Town, South Africa

New Year's Eve in Africa

31 Dec 2011 - 1 Jan 2012

Everywhere in Africa


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