Festac Africa 2023

MAY 21 – 27, 2023 (GMT+3) // ARUSHA, TANZANIA

Experience Africa In Just 7 Days


It’s Not Just A Festival It’s An Experience!

From our Festac Africa Participants

My vote has always been for diversity, hybridity, even mongrelisation, the dynamic crucible of the creative adventure. Mentally and spiritually, even long before Festac the First, I have always reserved a cabin on this vessel.
Professor Wole Soyinka
Nobel Prize Winner Literature
Nawapongeza waandaaji kwa kuja na wazo la kuwaalika wataalamu wabobezi katika nyanja ya utamaduni, sanaa, uandishi na uongozi kwa ajili ya kuwasilisha mada mbali mbali katika maeneo hayo.
Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi
President of Zanzibar
I heartily congratulate and rejoice with the Organizers, Sponsors, Partners, Collaborators and all who have played a role or another in putting together this event.
H.E. Chief Olusegun Obasanjo
Former President of Nigeria
At the heart of every society and every individual in that society is a belief system that shapes its ideas, culture, day-to-day activities and future goals. This is derived from tradition, a history, and knowledge of past experience.
Dr. Julius Garvey
Chairman Marcus Garvey Institute
And at school there was little or no time for those other stories, just an orderly accumulation of the real knowledge they brought to us, in books they made available to us, in a language they taught us.
Dr. Abdulrazak Gurnah
Nobel Prize Winner Literature
We need to sustain and deepen our Tourism success in our deep Cultures in our unique diversity as we grow strategies needed to disperse and look within our Domestic and community based Tourism.
Cuthbert Ncube
African Tourism Board Chairman

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Africa's Biggest Cultural Festival

FESTAC Africa 2023 – Destination Arusha, TANZANIA Is the World’s 4th Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture.

This is Africa Biggest festival and is a celebration of cultures and Heritage in the form of: Arts, Fashion, Music, Story-telling, Poetry, film, short stories, Travel, Tourism, Hospitality, Food, and Dance through live performances from various countries in Africa and across the world sharing and showcasing their richness in their culture

A Brief History of FESTAC Africa

Festac 1966

Festac 1977

Festac 2022(45 years later)

Festac 2023


21st - 27th May 2023. Arusha, Tanzania


Experience Africa in just 7 days
Immerse yourself in the rhythm of the African dance
Come share in the richness of the African culture

Travel & Tourism

Experience Africa through travel and Tourism and Come Explore Arusha and Tanzania during the festival week.
Visit or plan to hike the famous Mount Kilimanjaro
Visit the Beautiful Ngorongoro Crater
Take a Safari Tour to Serengeti National Park
Visit the Spice Island – Zanzibar
Touch base with the Business District of Tanzania – Dar-es-Salaam
Go to the Tanzanite Experience Center and learn all about the Precious Stone only Mined in Tanzania
Experience Arusha through Tourism

African Art & Craft

Visit the famous Cultural heritage centre home to over 70,000 art pieces all in one place only in Arusha
Come showcase the art & craft from your country

Story Telling & Poetry

Come connect with the spirit of the african rhythm and dance with sarafina to be featured every night in arusha
Freedom Is Here Not Tomorrow Any More

Fashion & Textile

Come experience designers from Africa showcasing their Fashion through an elegant evening of red carpet and ramp as they showcase their talent through fashion
Get to connect with experts in the African print and textile industry

Sports & Youth Talent

Inspire Africa Golf Confederation Golf Tournament
Soccer Camp
Basketball camp

Food & Agriculture

No food no festival
Come experience africa in 7 days and get taste different foods from different countries

Trade & Investments

3 days of Business conference
Diaspora Investment Opportunities
Women Summit & Access to Finance
E-Commerce, Trade and Logistics
Peace and Security Masterclass

African Music & Dance

7 days music and talent shows from across africa
60+ live performances from groups from Africa and other continents

Climate Change & Carbon Emission

Climate Change, ESG Readiness and Carbon Credit Finance A befitting venue for this festival as we focus on how to sustain our culture in an eco-friendly way
How can you be part of the solution?

Luxury Summit and Africa Luxury Awards Gala Dinner

Come celebrate Africa’s finest Brands and witness over 100 brands receive awards for the best Africa Luxury Products and Services
Come celebrate the finest of brands from Africa
Proudly Made In Africa
Creating Access To Market For Africa Brands


Keynote Speaker

Julius W Garvey, MD.

Marcus Garvey Institute Chairman.

Julius W Garvey, MD.

Marcus Garvey Institute Chairman.

Keynote Speaker

It is my honor to participate in FESTAC Africa 2023 in Arusha, Tanzania. It is a long overdue Festival of African values, history, culture and accomplishments focusing on music, art, dance, food, agriculture, trade and investments.

The spirit of Africa could not be broken by the Transatlantic Slave Trade or colonialism. It manifests in a creative and dynamic culture that unites Africa with its Diaspora and entrances the world.
As we regain our self-confidence let us focus the power of our Pan-African culture towards peace, prosperity and sustainable development.

As my father would say, “Up you mighty people, you can accomplish what you will”.
I look forward to participating in celebrations of Africa Finest Brands on Africa Day Gala Dinner & Awards·
Please join me in Arusha to renew our bonds of unity and enjoy each other’s company.




Chairman at The Inspire Group


President at Ecologistics integrated services Ltd


Global CEO The Luxury Network International


Founder / CEO of Destination Imagination in Africa


Chairman at Nairobi Securities Exchanges



Lecturer at University of Nairobi & Chairman National Research Fund Kenya


Group CEO of Inspire Africa Connect


Chairman at ZATO


Vice President at International Peace and Governance Council (IPGC), USA


Chairman at African Tourism Board


Managing Director of Schaechter Sports GMBH


CEO of BizCbook LLC


JDP-Party Leader


Founder and CEO Ssali Publishing House 

Dr. Rosemary Kinanu Gituma

Founder & Chairperson – FRUITSS Leadership Africa.

Dr Shem J. Ochuodho

Global Chairperson, Kenya Diaspora Alliance


Event Summary

100 - 150 Exhibitors

100 – 150 Exhibitors of Proudly Made in Africa products and services. International Buyers creating market Access for Africa brands

3 Days Business Investment Forums

created to discuss business opportunities from various organisations seeking expansion in Africa as well as promote Intra-Africa Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

3 Days ESG

workshop to teach organisations how to implement or create sustainable reporting and governance around Environmental, Social Governance guidelines.

3 Days Basketball camp

Basketball camp focused on our youth from the best of basketball players globally. This Camp will see our youth integrated into the program to come learn how they can take advantage of the opportunities of this global sport and understand what it takes to be a player in the international stages. It is also a sport created to bring fun and ensure our youth are integrated into the system.

3 Days of Business Expo

showcase the very best of our culture through Fashion, Art, Poetry, Literature, Story Telling, Food, Investment Opportunities. Come connect with like-minded business leaders like yourself and find long-term partnerships or collaborations for your brand.

7 Days African Culture

7 Days and Nights of hype and buzz while promoting out African culture through Music, Dancing, Fire Fighters, Comedy, Drummers, Fun, and much Talent Discovery

1 day Inspire Africa Day Golf Experience

Inspire Africa Day Golf Experience is a Golf event planned to bring the business Executives attending this festival to get an opportunity to move conversations from the conference room to the Boardroom.

5-day Soccer Camp

Soccer Camp in Arusha for the Youth in partnership with Bundesliga (The German Soccer League), Schachter Sports (an Activation Agency), as well as 1.FSV Mainz 05 (a Division 1 Soccer Team in Germany).

Africa Luxury Awards

The First Africa Luxury Awards and an elegant Africa Themed Gala Dinner to Celebrate Africa’s Excellence in partnership with The Luxury Network International on Africa Day – 25th May 2023.

1 Day Art Masterclass

Attend a Masterclass of Art to understand why African art is becoming sort out after globally and why it is fetching top dollar. Understand how the masters value art and what it will take to sell good art. Know where the market is as we promote our African SMES, Artisans and the people in the Art & Craft business.

1 Day Ecommerce, Trade and Logistics Masterclass

Ecommerce, Trade and Logistics is the future – Connect with the masters in a 1 day dedicated master class that will teach our SME’s how to have the very best e-commerce platforms to enable them trade and

7 Days Staged African Boma Village

Don’t miss out the 7 Days Staged African Boma Village that will see a variety of Mixologists and Signature cocktails being served throughout the festival. Come experience the best brewers & beer crafters of Africa.

1 Day Business on Excursions Trip

Join a full day Business on Excursions Trip by choosing either a Safari to the Serengeti, A visit to the Ngorongoro Crater, a Tour to the Tanzanite and other Precious Stones Mines or just a cruise to the Island of Zanzibar.

Come enjoy the SPIRIT OF THE AFRICAN RHYTHM through Music and Dance and o celebrate Africa’s music in style

Sponsors & Partners

Sponsors & Partners

Want to make booking or have a question?

Send a whatsapp message to +27 82 627 5466 to join the whatsapp group for your country or simply book an appointment by sending an email to info@festacafrica.org  

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Navigate through a Coffee Farm and experience the true nature and beauty of Africa as you experience Africa’s diverse culture through the well-manicured gardens and eco-friendly environment of Gran Melia Arusha.
Different Cultural groups every night scheduled to showcase Africa’s culture and richness through Music | Dance and so much Africa’s talent to celebrate


Arusha International Conference Centre
Arusha, Tanzania



Experience Africa in Just 7 days

Africa's BIGGEST Festival in Culture, Fashion, Music, Dance, Travel, Tourism, Trade, Investments, Art&Craft, Poetry, Sports, Food

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