This is an annual race organized by Lewa Downs in conjunction with one of Kenya ’s major cell network company, Safaricom. Its aim is to support major conservation and community projects on the ranch within the Samburu, Isiolo, Laikipia and Meru areas.
It has gained reputation as one of the ten toughest marathon events in the world. This race is open to people of all ages and races.
Day 1- Nairobi- After checkout formalities you will be met b an African Discoveries representative and transferred to Nairobi Serena Hotel on bed and breakfast.
Day 2- Lewa Conservancy- After an early morning breakfast you will be driven across Kenya ’s highlands to Lewa Conservancy located in Isiolo a semi arid town in the North Eastern province. You will have lunch in a camp set up for all participating athletes amid Samburu dancers. After registration formalities athletes will gather around a bonfire where you will be briefed about the marathon route. All meals and overnight at a campsite put up by the organizers.
Day 3-Flag Off- After an early breakfast and stretching, a prominent figure will flag off all athletes at 7am. Runners choose between the full 40 km race and the half race of 20 km marathon. Everybody is a winner because he or she will be running for a worthy cause. After the race there will be celebration at the campsite. Overnight at the camp.
Day 4- Masai Mara- After breakfast you will be driven to Nanyuki airstip in time to catch your flight to Maasai Mara, the African Paradise, arriving in time for lunch Mara Sopa Lodge.You will find our guides waiting for you ready to take you for an afternoon game drive. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 5and 6-Masai Mara-Two full days in Masai Mara with two game viewing in the morning and one again in the late afternoon on each day. All meals and overnight at Mara Sopa lodge.
Day 7-Lake Nakuru- After breakfast leave for Nakuru arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon spent game viewing. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge.
Day 8-Nairobi- Start your journey mid morning arriving in the city for last minute shopping as you wait for your scheduled flight back home.
MOTOR SAFARI RALLY
Day 1-Mombasa- After arriving in Mombasa North Coast , you will be accommodated at the luxurious White Sands Hotel on full board accommodation. This is where the board will welcome you and at this point you will get acquainted with the registrars and service providers as well as your competitors.
Day 2-Mombasa- After a hearty breakfast. The vehicles will undergo rigorous scrutinizing to make sure that everything is in order and that they meet the set standards of the rally. Lunch at the White Sands hotel. Later on warm up for the rigorous rally you are about to undertake either by swimming in the pool or ocean, having a massage, engaging in any of the beach sports available or you may just relax as you await the task ahead. Accommodation at the White Sands Hotel.
Day 3- Ceremonial Start- After breakfast and thorough preparation for the rally, you will drive to the flag off podium awaiting a prominent figure to officially start off the race. You will race to Kilaguni in Tsavo West following the right route with the help of your navigator. Overnight at Kilaguni Serena.
Day 4-Nairobi- Another leg awaits you. This time you will race from Kilaguni to Nairobi following the right route so as not to interfere with the ecosystem. You will all assemble at Safari Park Hotel to relax as you prepare for your second half of your race. As the crew services your rally car you will rejuvenate in the luxurious hotel located in the outskirts of the city. Accommodation at the Safari Park Hotel.
Day 5-Baringo- An early morning will lead you to the northern side of Kenya to Lake Baringo where you will arrive in time for lunch and have ample time to relax at the Lake Baringo Country Club.
Day 6- Nairobi- This day will lead you to the defining moment of the race, the final leg. After breakfast you will embark on a journey back to Nairobi to the famous Jomo Kenyatta Conference Centre to the finish line. The winners will toss champagne and receive their prices according to the judge’s decision.
Proceed for freshening up and the after party at the Carnivore restaurant. Accommodation at Nairobi Serena Hotel.
Day 7- Departure- After relaxing the whole day at the Nairobi Serena hotel, you will prepare for our outbound flight back home.