Itinerary

 

Itinerary 2014

 

August 24 - Arrive Nairobi in the evening and transfer to the Fairmont Norfolk Hotel.

August 25 - 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 26 - The atmosphere here brings you back to the colonial days of the early 19002 when great white hunters cliamed their trophies by day and swapped stories by night around a fire at the mahogany bar sipping a glass of cognac. Now trophies are captured only through the lense of your camera. You can spend the day game viewing by foor or take an optional visit to Solio Ranch known for its rhino conservation.


August 27 - Today we take the three hour drive to Naro Moru Lodge in Nanyuki with a stay for two nights. After a stop at the equator for photos we arrive in time for lunch. A visit is planned for the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a 90,00 acre reserve that has the densest concentration of animals in Kenya including the Big Five.

 

August 28 - This morning we visit the Champanzee Sanctuary which is the only place in Kenya to view this highly intelligent and endangered species in their natural fenced-in habitat.  You have a wide choice of optional daily activities such as game drives, mountain biking among the game, nature walks and lion tracking.


August 29 - Depart Naru Moru Lodge by four-wheel drive vehicles to Kimanjo, in Laikipia with a stop at a secondary school to meet some Maasai girls who have received scholarships funded by the marathon. Accommodations will be provided at a temporary deluxe mobile camp. After lunch we walk to a local Maasai village where you will learn about the lifestyle of tribe of herders. Race check-in and briefing.

August 30 - 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 31 - Transfer to airport for return flights to Nairobi and overnight flights to connect to your city of origin.

 

Masai Mara Option:

 

August 31 - 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.

September 1- 2 - Three game drives each day seeking a variety of wildlife depending on their natural movements. You can optionally book a walking safari on one of the mornings where you will be face-to-face with spectacular wildlife and learn about the local insects and fauna. You have a choice of two other options. 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. Or you can board a morning charter for the flight to Lake Victoria where you can hook a Nile Perch weighing up to 80 kilos or watch the variety of wildlife surrounding the world's second largest lake.

September 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 9pm.

NOTES:

  • Itinerary may be changed based on the final number of participants.