July 23rd - Arrive Nairobi in the evening and transfer to the Fairmont Norfolk Hotel (opt to add a night in Nairobi to arrive on July 22nd - you can have extra time to adjust to the time change, visit the Karen Blixen Museum, the Daphne Elephant Orphanage, and see a bit of Nairobi).
July 24th - Early morning transfer via coach for the three-hour trip to the the Ark, nestled in Aberdare National Park. After check in and lunch, enjoy your first game drive. This evening enjoy the solitude of the Ark as you view elephants, hyena, water buffalo and more at the watering hole. The atmosphere here brings you back to the colonial days as you view the game by day and share stories by night around a fire at the mahogany bar sipping a glass of cognac!
July 25th - After breakfast, depart for Aberdare Country Club where we will spend one more night acclimatizing to the mile high altitude while enjoying the panoramic views of the valleys below. A training run will will be led by a local guide as you run among griraffe, Impala, zebra and other wildlife within the conservancy. Opt to spend the day game viewing by foot or take an optional visit to Solio Ranch known for its rhino conservation.
July 26th - Today we take the three hour drive to Sweetwaters Tented Camp in Ol Pejeta Conservancy with a stay for two nights. After a stop at the equator for photos we arrive in time for lunch. Relax this evening at this tented game park community.
July 27th - This morning we game drive through Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a 90 acre reserve thath has the densest concentration of animals in Kenya and stop by the Chimpanzee Sanctuary - the only place in Kenya to view this highly intelligent and endangered species.
July 28th - Depart Sweetwaters Tented Camp via four-wheel drive vehicles to Kimanjo. Along the way stop at a girls' school to learn more about the education programs for the Maasai girls in Africa. For the race, accommodations will be provided at a temporary/mobile tented camp or at Ole Lentille. After check in - enjoy our first sundowner at race headquarters.
July 29th - Opt to visit a Maasai Village or relax today before the marathon. This evening we will have our race briefing before our pasta buffet this evening.
July 30th - The day we have been waiting for! The Maasai Marathon and Half-Marathon start at about 7:00am. About 250 runners (approx. 90% are Kenyan) will participate in both events. Many of the Kenyans are recreational runners and raise funds for charitable causes. Dinner celebration at the camp!
July 31st - After breakfast fly to the Mara to experience safari in the best Kenya has to offer or continue via private bus to Nairobi Airport for overnight flights to connect to your city of origin. Please ensure flight departures are after 8pm.
Masai Mara Option:
July 31st - Transfer to the airstrip for the 50-minute flight to Masai Mara National Park which is recognized by many experts as offering the world's best game viewing. Transfer to Governors Camp, a deluxe tented safari camp. After lunch you will enjoy your first game drive in the Mara.
August 1-3 - Three game drives each day seeking a variety of wildlife depending on their natural movements. You have a choiceto book a one-hour morning hot air ballon ride over the plains is the ultimate way to view the bush with an overhead gaze at the game below you and enjoy a celebratory post-flight champagne breakfast in the bush (highly recommended).
August 3 - Transfer to the airstrip for the short flight to Nairobi to catch your return international flights. Please ensure that all flight departures are after 8pm.
- Itinerary may be changed based on the final number of participants.