Endurance Package — coming March 2016

We’ve designed our Endurance itinerary for runners with distinguishing tastes.  The Kilimanjaro Marathon Endurance package is the perfect blend of running, wildlife viewing, luxurious accommodations,  fine dining, and comfortable travel — something you won’t find with any other company serving Tanzania.

Our Endurance package (dates yet to be announced) includes:
  • Marathon entry (or half or 5K)
  • Brett, your American runner host and guide, for your entire time in Tanzania
  • Game viewing in Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Manyara, and Serengeti parks                     (includes all park entrance fees)
  • Eight nights’ accommodation in the finest lodges and tented camps in Tanzania
  • All travel within Tanzania (private charter planes, 4×4 safari vehicles, etc)
  • Several guided runs throughout your travels
  • Marathon full course preview by vehicle
  • The company of fellow Red Knot runners
  • All food and drinks (barring a few top-shelf liquors and wines)
  • Emergency medical evacuation cover
  • Dozens of built-in extras, such as:
    • Hot air balloon safari over Serengeti National Park
    • Walking safari and night game drive
    • Visit to a Masai village
    • Coffee estate tour
    • Three Massages
    • Wi-fi in nearly every location we visit (including our vehicles)
    • Red Knot swag bag of race goodies

Day 1

Welcome to Tanzania!  Brett will greet you at Kilimanjaro Airport and accompany you to Arusha Coffee Lodge on one of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantations.  A warm shower and a luxurious massage ought to rejuvenate you after your international flight.  If you care to stretch your legs, join Brett for an afternoon run in the shadows of Mount Meru.  We hope you’ll get to know the rest of the Red Knot group over drinks and a magnificent evening meal.

Day 2

This is a recovery day from your long journey.  Spend the morning with freshly brewed coffee made from beans grown right here on the plantation.  Then enjoy a guided walking tour of the neighboring coffee estate.

After lunch, journey to Moshi town at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro, where we’ll preview by Land Cruiser the full marathon course and pick up our race packets.  Run a few miles on the course if you wish.  We’ll be sure to have carbs on the dinner table in the evening.

 

Day 3

Race the Kilimanjaro Marathon!  Be sure to enjoy the views of the tallest mountain in Africa while on the course.  After crossing the finish line, join Brett and the other Red Knot runners inside the stadium for burgers, beers, and post-race massages.

In the late afternoon, board our private luxury plane for a short flight to Kuro airstrip.  A game drive through the Tarangire landscape of scattered baobab trees and termite mounds will lead us to Tarangire Treetops.  There we’ll enjoy an African boma dinner with Maasai singing.  Afterwards, settle into your own private treehouse and have a well-deserved rest.

Spitzmaulnashorn im Ngorongoro-KraterDay 4

Wake to an early morning walking safari, followed by breakfast and a game drive in Tarangire National Park.  After lunch in the bush, you’ll be an honored guest in a Maasai village as we experience the local culture.  In the late afternoon feel free to take a cool dip in a swimming pool overlooking one of the Tarangire elephants’ favorite watering holes.  Or join Brett for an easy group run on private concession roads — with views of the wildlife if we’re lucky.

Before dinner, we’ll have cocktails over a spectacular sunset in the bush.  Afterwards, we’ll climb into the Land Rover for a rare opportunity to view nocturnal animals in an after-hours game drive.

Day 5

This morning we’ll say goodbye to Tarangire Treetops with a game drive en route to the Kuro Airstrip, where we’ll share a picnic lunch.  Our plane will then whisk us away to the Manyara airstrip, where we’ll transfer by road to The Manor at Ngorongoro, arriving just in time for high tea.  Let’s stretch out our legs with a late afternoon run over the coffee bush covered hills of the Ngorongoro Highlands.

Day 6

Descend 2000 feet into the remains of a massive volcanic explosion, where we’ll spend the day with the highest concentration of predators in the world.  The Ngorongoro Crater is mostly grassland, 11 miles across, and teeming with animals.  Nearly every individual species of wildlife in East Africa is represented in this 100 square mile depression — including the black rhino.

After lunch in the crater, we’ll return to The Manor for the afternoon, where we’ll have options to ride horses, go mountain biking, or just relax at the pool.  Oh, and be sure to make time for another massage, compliments of Red Knot Racing Company.

Day 7

A cup of coffee and a book on your private sun deck is a great way to start this day.  Continue with a morning run to the town of Karatu, an opportunity for Brett to show you everyday life here in Tanzania.

A short truck ride later, we’ll be in Lake Manyara National Park, where we’ll eat a picnic lunch overlooking Lake Manyara with its famous flamingos and over 400 other species of birds.  Perhaps we’ll also spot one of Manyara’s legendary tree-climbing lions before boarding our plane to…

the most renowned game park in the world.  Serengit in the language of the Maasai people means “endless plains,” and you’ll be amazed at just how endless these Serengeti Plains are.  The savanna is dotted with granite outcroppings known as kopjes, where you’ll likely spy lions lazily sleeping the afternoon away.  Near the Moru Kopjes we’ll reach Serengeti Pioneer Camp, a luxury tented campsite and our base of operations for two nights in the Serengeti.

Day 8

This morning we’ll soar over Serengeti National Park in a hot air balloon while a splendid champagne breakfast is prepared for us in the bush.  We’ll spend the remainder of our day with the biggest wildlife spectacle on earth.

The Serengeti is home to the largest land mammal migration in the world.  One million wildebeest — and nearly as many zebra — spend the rainy January to March season in the southern Serengeti, where grass is plentiful.  The wildebeest give birth to as many as 500,000 calves during these months, and we’ll be there to see it all.

In the evening we’ll enjoy an elegant dinner served under the starlit sky of arguably the finest wildlife reserve in Africa.

SerengetiPioneerSunrise
Day 9

Today we’ll say goodbye to the beautiful grasslands of the Serengeti — but not before breakfast and one last game drive en route to the Seronera airstrip.

Whether you’re returning home or continuing your travels with us to one of the world’s most beautiful islands — the Zanzibar Archipelago — we at Red Knot Racing are grateful for the time you have spent with us.  We wish you a safe journey and very happy running.

 

 

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2016 Kilimanjaro Marathon Endurance Package

$8490 Per Person Sharing* 

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*Single Supplement $1990

Don’t have time for our Endurance Package?  Have a look at our 5-night Sprint Package.

Or perhaps you’re interested in experiencing more of Tanzania while you’re here?  Consider a Zanzibar Island beach getaway.  Or climb Mount Kilimanjaro!  Make it happen with Red Knot Racing Company.


Package does not include:

  • International flights to and from Tanzania (Kilimanjaro International airport)
    [Though we are happy to make these arrangements for you.  Let us give you a quote.]
  • Any and all international personal travel and medical insurances
  • Tips and gratuities to local staff, safari guides, etc
  • Additional items of a personal nature