August 2 - Arrive Nairobi in the evening and transfer to the Fairmont Norfolk Hotel (opt to add a night in Nairobi to arrive on August 1st - you can have extra time to adjust to the time change and visit the Daphne Elephant Orphanage).
August 3 - Transfer by coach for the three-hour trip to the Aberdare Country Club nestled in the Mweiga Hills near Mt. Kenya and Aberdare National Park. We spend two nights 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.
August 4 - The atmosphere here brings you back to the colonial days as you run with the game by day and share stories by night around a fire at the mahogany bar sipping a glass of cognac. Opt to spend the day game viewing by foot or take an optional visit to Solio Ranch known for its rhino conservation.
August 5 - Today we take the three hour drive to Mount Kenya Safari Club in Nanyuki 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 luxury lodge as you take in the view of Mt. Kenya. Opt to visit the animal orphanage on the grounds and explore the garden maze!
August 6 - This morning we visit the 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.
August 7 - Depart Mount Kenya Safari Club via four-wheel drive vehicles to Kimanjo. Accommodations will be provided at a temporary mobile tented camp. After lunch we will have race check-in and briefing and a visit from some of the school girls.
August 8 - 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.
August 9 - Transfer to Nanyuki Airport for flights to catch the migration in the Mara 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:
August 9 - Transfer to the Nanyuki 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 10-11 - 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 12 - 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.