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You can purchase your physical tickets for mkeka na kanga festival from the listed venues during working days (Monday – Friday), 8:30pm – 4:30pm:
  • Alliance francaise Arusha offices
  • Coffee Culture ( around clock tower)
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Contact us early for hotel bookings or camping services at the festival.
We have listed hotels for all attending the festival
email us at:
NOTE: For those in need of hotel booking support, contact us at least a month or two before the festival for better planning.

Hotels and Apartments

Please note that the listed hotels and apartments have discounted fees to all those attending the festival. You will be given a discount after showing your festival ticket.

Camping sites

All campers must present their festival pass before purchasing their camping ticket.

To book your camping ticket, email us at:

For those in need of hotel booking support, contact us at least a month or two before the festival for better planning. Email: or you can contact the hotel directly.

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  • Bonfire Experience
  • Forest Walk
  • Canoeing Competition
  • Family floats
  • Artists Performances
  • Companies & SMEs exhibitions


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  • Artists lineup
  • Lineup will be shared a month to the festival for all artists.

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  • A brief about the venue and how to get there
  • Include a google map of the venue.
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Where is Lake Duluti located?

Lake Duluti is a volcanic crater lake in the Arusha region of Tanzania, on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley. It is located in Meru District near the town of Tengeru and is 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) from Arusha city centre and 1.31 kilometres (0.81 mi) from the Arusha-Moshi road.

When will the festival begin and end?

The festival will begin on 22nd and end on 23rd July 2023 but all attendees will be expected to check in their accommodation by the evening of 21st July

Is there enough security at the major sites?

All allocated sites for the festival will be safe and secure under the guard of Tanzania police force and other few selected private security companies

Are the showers and toilets at the campsites?

Yes, the selected camping site have enough showers and toilets

How do I book my camping ticket?

You can book your camping ticket by emailing; but remember to show your festival ticket as a confirmation for participation.

What happens if I lose my proof of payment?

For all online payments, our system remains with a copy and another is sent to the client, we shall use both ends for reconciliation.

Who are the main organisers of mkeka na kanga festival?

Mkeka na kanga festival is an event put together by a group of creative artists from different East African countries and is represented in Tanzania through institutions; Poa culture and Alliance Francaise- Arusha

Will there be enough eats and drinks?

They’re different local businesses and companies that will be selling drinks and eats, you will have a taste of different foods and drinks from the 7 East African countries. In Africa, there is no party without food!

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Download the Faras App from play store and access a ride to the festival within Arusha

Vending space is available for companies and SMEs in different sizes and costs as indicated below;

3×3 space: 250 USD

  • 2 festival passes – Selling space with table and 2 chairs

Half of 50-seater tent: 350USD

  • 2 festival passes – Selling space with table and 2 chairs

50-seater tent 500USD

  • 6 festival passes, 2 tables and 2 chairs and Power supply

Food court space, 50-seater tent:  500USD

  • 6 festival passes, 2 tables and 2 chairs and Power supply


Advert page in our official booklet- Full Page pre-booked USD 200

To book vending space, Email:

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How do I become a sponsor/partner of mkeka nakanga festival?

How do I become a sponsor/partner of Mkeka Nakanga Festival?
Please contact us for full details about the available sponsorship packages:

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This package include; Site seeing – visit key icon places in the city center like the East African community Headquarters, African court, Gemstone center, Masai market, a shopping experience in both major shopping malls and local shops, a food experience – giving you a chance to taste local Swahili dishes in Tanzania, visit some famous happening places and community outreach program to a local community center/CBO.
To book this package, contact us; Email:

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We coordinate Promotions in different countries outside Tanzania the host country and also in major Tanzania towns like Dodoma, Dar es salaam, Karatu and Zanzibar.
Contact us to book a promotion date in your country or town:

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You can choose to go for safari, before or after the festival but we request for your confirmation and bookings done at least a month or two before the festival dates for proper planning.
Contact us for early bookings:

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The festival Experience

Mkeka na Kanga is an international social event, a fusion of different cultural groups and SMEs exhibiting their creative arts, lifestyle in dance, Biking, canoeing, music, fashion and so much more...

Who We Are

The biggest, most important dance music festival

The team behind this festival consists of Poa cultures amazing group of co-workers. All of African origin, representing west and east Africa and residing in different parts of the world. With tireless effort they have put together a vibrant feel good festival in order to showcase the talent, culture, art and diversity East Africa can contribute to the world.

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