If running in Africa is on your ‘bucket list’ let us introduce you to the rich Nandi culture. In addition to participating in the race on March 14th your will experience:
- A fully guided three day tour of Eldoret and surrounding regions. You will visit schools, community projects, waterfalls, and tea plantations.
- A fully guided three day safari in the world famous Masai Mara Game Park
- From March 12th-15th guests will stay at the Rift Valley Running Centre. This high altitude training camp near the village of Mosoriot was designed by University of Waterloo architecture students. Guests will stay in shared rooms and dine in the adjacent Tiki Bar (below left and right)
- While on Safari guests will stay in one of the park’s luxury lodges such as the Mara Sopa Lodge (centre below)
NOTE: Those who are NOT booking the tour and wish to overnight prior to the race may choose one of the following hotels.
MEET YOUR GUIDE
John is the founder of Run for Life, a Canadian based not for profit running organization. John, a runner since 1971 has been traveling to the Rift for many years to support education, health care and and a host of community based projects. After his morning run through shaded and winding Kenya trails John can be found enjoying his 3 cups of tea. Energetic and curious, John also likes to explore and may lead you to a cattle auction, brick factory, or to the top of a school to install a solar panel.
- March 12 – Arrive Eldoret Airport
- March 13 – Visit city of Eldoret, explore nearby waterfall, and attend pre-race pasta dinner in the Tiki Bar
- March 14 – Race Day
- March 15 – Opportunity to attend church, visit schools, and Run for Life community projects
- March 16 – Travel to Masai Mara Game park with a visit to Nandi Hills Tea Plantation en route. Evening game viewing upon arrival in the park.
- March 17 – Full day safari
- March 18 – Morning safari with afternoon departure to Nairobi. Option to dine in Kenya’s most famous restaurant, CARNIVORE
Masai Mara Safari
The Masai Mara is Kenya’s greatest wildlife reserve, a large extension of open plain grasslands, woodlands and smooth hills rich in some of Africa’s most thrilling wildlife. Occupying an area of 320 km² in south-western Kenya, within the Great Serengeti ecosystem, it’s effectively the northern continuation of the Serengeti National Park and game reserve in Tanzania.
The Masai Mara’s quantity and variety of wildlife is breathtaking. The reserve is perhaps most famous for its lions, which are found in large numbers, and for the annual wildebeest migration, known as the Great Migration, largely considered one of World’s most exceptional natural phenomena. Many other distinctive African wildlife are to be found in the Mara, from elephants, antelopes and giraffes to leopards and hyenas. Hippopotami and crocodiles are found in large groups all along the Mara and Talek Rivers. There is a reasonable population of the endangered black rhinoceros (in 2000 37 individuals were recorded) and of Cheetah, although their numbers are also threatened, chiefly due to tourist disruption of their day-time hunting.
Fully guided tour includes airport pick up in Eldoret, ground transport to Nairobi, accommodation, meals, guide, park fees, taxes and gratuities. All prices are in US Dollars
March 12-18th $USD 1175.00