Amazing Maasai Marathon

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Itinerary

Friday, July 31 – Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to the Fairmont Norfolk Hotel.  Since most flights arrive in the evening no activities are planned for today.  

Saturday, August 1 –  After a leisure breakfast we will depart for a guided tour of the Karen Blixen Museum followed by a relaxing lunch outdoors at the Tamambo Restaurant. Each guest will be responsible for their own meal and beverages.  This evening we will gather for a casual non-hosted drink in the lobby bar. Enjoy dinner at one of the several hotel restaurants. (breakfast included)

Sunday, August 2 - We will have an early morning transfer via coach for our three-hour road trip to the Aberdare National Park where we will spend the next three nights. On the way we will stop at a curio shop, which we have frequented for many years.  Upon arriving at the Aberdare Country Club, guests will check-in and enjoy a late buffet lunch. Once you are settled in, we will depart for the ARK Lodge for overnight accommodations with a short game drive in route. At the ARK, you will enjoy the solitude of the bush as you view elephants, hyena, water buffalo and more at their famous watering hole. (breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Monday, August 3 - After breakfast, we will depart the ARK for a game drive through Aberdare National Park.  We will return to Aberdare Country Club, home for the next two nights, for a late lunch and a leisure afternoon.   At the end of the day, we will meet at the on-site restaurant for dinner. (breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Tuesday, August 4 - Today is yours to enjoy with a few optional activities. All are welcome to participate in a morning or afternoon guided bush walk or run.  You will run/walk among giraffe, impala, zebra and other wildlife within the conservancy. In addition, if you wish, today you can opt for a game drive through Solio Ranch known for its rhino conservation. This game drive is optional and is in addition to your package price. All meals are served at Aberdare Country Club. (breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Wednesday, August 5 - Following breakfast we will depart for our three hour drive to the Fairmont Mt. Kenya Safari Club for our two night stay.  After a stop at the equator for photos, we arrive in time for a late lunch with a leisure afternoon.  This evening we will gather for a 'Bush Dinner' located near the hotel. (breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Thursday, August 6 - Following breakfast, we will depart for a full day in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a 90 acre reserve that has the densest concentration of animals in Kenya.  We will also stop by the Chimpanzee Sanctuary - the only place in Kenya to view this highly intelligent and endangered species. A boxed lunch will be provided by Mt. Kenya Safari Lodge, which will be enjoyed picnic style.  We will return to the Lodge before dark for dinner and overnight.  (breakfast, box lunch and dinner included)

Friday, August 7 - Following breakfast, the group will depart via four-wheel drive vehicles to Kimanjo.  Please note that most of the three-hour drive to Kimanjo is on dirt roads that can be very bumpy.  Before leaving Nanyuki, we will stop at the local grocery store for any items you wish to bring with you to the camp site and to also grab a quick lunch for the road.  In route to the race camp, we will stop at one of the schools where some of the Amazing Girls attend for a meet and greet (subject to change due to school schedule).  Your accommodations for the next two nights will be at a temporary/mobile tented camp site.  Although basic and rustic, we believe you will find these to be comfortable sleeping quarters.  Once you receive your tent assignment, all guests will enjoy their first sun-downer at race headquarters. Prior to dinner will be the race briefing by the race director, Michael Hughes.   (breakfast, simple lunch and dinner included)

Saturday, August 8 -  RACE DAY!  The Amazing Maasai Marathon, Half-Marathon, and Quarter Marathon start at 7:00am. About 400 runners (approx. 90% are Kenyan) will participate in these events. Plan for an early breakfast and then a short jeep ride to the race start.  Lunch will be served back at the tented camp site following the race.  All participants are encouraged to bring snacks/beverages with them that morning.  Although ample water is available on the course, there are not refreshments following the race.  Tonight after a sun-downer at the race camp site, the group will enjoy a celebratory dinner.(breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Sunday, August 9 - After breakfast fly to the Mara to experience Kenya's best safari adventure - the 'Great Migration' or continue via charter plane to Nairobi Airport for your international flight home.(breakfast included)

Maasai Mara Extension (Optional)

Itinerary subject to change.