First held in 2004, this music festival hosts artists from all over Malawi as well as abroad. The venue is the beautiful Lake Malawi shore. Cheap flights are available from Britain for those attending the event. The music is varied from afro-pop, reggae, folk and DJ's playing everything in between. The festival helps raise money for local charities and also promotes tourism to Malawi.
Hermanus is South Africa's top whale-watching location. This festival celebrates sighting the Southern Right Whales with fine food, crafts and good family fun.
Next to the Pyramids of Giza, Abu Simbel is perhaps the most recognized monument of ancient Egypt. The two temples built for the Pharaoh Ramses II have been attracting visitors since Victorian times. Every year in February and October, natural sunlight and architectural brilliance combine to make the inner sanctum of the temple light up. It's a breathtaking sight and with music, dance and food accompanying the festival, it's a magical experience.
More than a million date palms are grown in the Erfoud region and after the harvest the party starts. Local tribesmen come together for a 3 day festival dedicated to the sticky and delicious date. Berber tents play host to traditional dancing, food and music. There's also a dromedary race, which shouldn't be missed.
Where: Erfoud, Morocco
When: October (2012)
Where: In Muslim communities throughout Africa (especially North Africa)
When: 25 - 26 October (2012)
The Seychelles in the Indian ocean are a popular holiday destination for many Europeans. The beaches are among the best Africa has to offer and the culture is as fascinating as the snorkeling. Break up the sunbathing with a little bit of Creole food and dance at this colorful annual festival and you won't regret it.
Where: The Seychelles
When: 23 - 30 October (2012)