Due to its incredibly varied habitats, no other African country can boast the fauna and flora diversity of Kenya. The country really has it all: vast savannah plains, freshwater and alkaline lakes, lush tea plantations, the Great Rift Valley, snow-capped mountain summits and even palm-fringed Indian ocean beaches.
General wildlife is prolific here at any time, but nothing tops the annual Great Migration, when nearly two million wildebeest and zebra follow the rains to new grass. Additionally, Kenya boasts the Big Five (Lion, Leopard, African Buffalo, African Elephant and both rhinoceros species), and many other smaller mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Over 1,100 species of birds have also been recorded in the country. It’s no wonder the official tourism slogan of the country is Magical Kenya!
Our specialised, guided, 7 day Kenyan running and safari combination is perfect for wildlife lovers and those with a serious sense of adventure; it combines the Lewa Safari Marathon with some of Kenya’s best national parks. Running in the shadow of Mount Kenya on dirt tracks within a Big Five area is the stuff of bucket lists and lifelong dreams. No wonder Runner’s World magazine calls this race ‘One of the top ten races to run in your life’.
Get ready for an amazing African running and wildlife safari!
*Please note: this marathon is famous not only for its stunning setting, but also for its fantastic fundraising initiatives, with all funds benefitting numerous community development and wildlife conservation efforts. All runners are required to raise certain amounts before partaking in the race.
Get more detail on what to expect: Go to full itinerary
Safari starts and ends at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: 7 days/6 nights
Type of accommodation: comfortable, mid-range (camping option available)
Next Race date: 26 June 2021
Private running and wildlife safaris can be customised to suit your needs
Running in the shadow of iconic Mount Kenya
Lewa Wildlife Sanctuary-
Cconservation hotspot and home to Africa’s Big Five
Aberdare National Park-
Varied habitats, fantastic wildlife and over 300 bird species
Lake Nakuru National Park
Famous for its huge flocks of flamingos, and so much more
Nairobi National Park-
The only wildlife park in the world that borders a capital city
White & Black Rhinoceros
African Wild Dog
Grey Crowned Crane
Jackson’s and Scaly Spurfowl
• Extensions to Maasai Mara or other Kenya national parks
|Day 1||Arrival in Nairobi, afternoon visit to Nairobi National Park|
|Day 2||Transfer to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy|
|Day 3||Lewa Safari Marathon|
|Day 4||Transfer to Nyeri, afternoon visit to Aberdare National Park|
|Day 5||Aberdare National Park|
|Day 6||Transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park|
|Day 7||Transfer to Nairobi and Departure|
Keep in mind that all our tours can be customised according to your specific requirements.
Talk to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this or any other Active Africa Safari.