Thousands of visitors to head to Nairobi’s Kijani Festival

The Kijani Festival is due to return to Kenya's capital of Nairobi next year, attracting thousands of locals and tourists.

Running throughout February, the festival brings world-famous performers to different venues for music and dance events.

It was first launched in 2004 to raise money for Kijani Kenya, which supports HIV/AIDS projects in the country as well as environmental conservation projects.

Since then it has gone from strength to strength and attracts international artists as well as local Kenyan talent.

Visitors on their Kenya holidays outside Nairobi can also find events going on at Fort Jesus in Mombassa, Hell's Gate in Naivasha and the Mt Kenya Safari Club in Nanyuki.

Kenya is becoming an increasingly popular holiday destination among British travellers and comedian Hugh Dennis recently told the Daily Telegraph that the best break he has ever been on was a safari holiday.

"Within about ten minutes we'd seen cheetahs just strolling across the plains, hippos, giraffes and a lion devouring a warthog," he said.