Sprint Package — coming March 2016

Our Kilimanjaro Marathon Sprint Package is designed for those travelers who would like to run the Kilimanjaro Marathon and enjoy the African safari experience — but have a little less time in which to do that.  The Sprint Package boasts Red Knot’s usual level of luxury safari travel and accommodations, but over the course of five nights rather than eight.


Our Kilimanjaro Marathon Sprint package (dates to be announced) includes:

  • Marathon entry (or half or 5K)
  • Brett, your American endurance athlete host and guide (arrival to post-marathon)
  • Game viewing in Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater (includes park entrance fees)
  • All travel within Tanzania (4×4 safari vehicles, plane, etc)
  • Five nights’ accommodation in the finest lodges and tented camps in Tanzania
  • Marathon full course preview by vehicle
  • Options for guided runs during two days prior to marathon
  • The company of fellow Red Knot runners
  • All food and drinks (barring a few top-shelf liquors and wines)
  • Emergency medical evacuation cover
  • Several built-in extras, such as:
    • Coffee estate tour
    • Two massages
    • Wi-fi in nearly every location we visit
    • Red Knot swag bag of race goodies

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2016 Kilimanjaro Marathon Sprint Package

 $3990 Per Person Sharing*

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* Single Supplement $790


Kilimanjaro Marathon Sprint Package Itinerary 

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.  We hope you’ll get to know the rest of the Red Knot group over 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, travel back to Arusha Coffee Lodge for a relaxing evening with fellow runners.

Day 4

After breakfast with freshly brewed coffee made from beans grown right here on the plantation, travel by road to The Manor at Ngorongoro, where we’ll settle in before a lunch overlooking the coffee bush covered hills of the Ngorongoro Highlands.

After lunch, descend 2000 feet into the remains of a massive volcanic explosion, where we’ll spend the afternoon 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.

Day 5

This morning you’ll enter Serengeti National Park, 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 day away.  Near the Moru Kopjes we’ll reach Serengeti Pioneer Camp, a luxury tented campsite and the base of operations for our night in the Serengeti.

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 you’ll be there to see it all.  Share your day with the biggest wildlife spectacle on earth.  Then enjoy an elegant dinner served under the starlit sky of arguably the finest wildlife reserve in Africa.

Day 6

Today you’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.  We at Red Knot Racing are grateful for the time you have spent with us.  We wish you a safe journey and happy running.

 

 Looking to experience more of Tanzania?  Is five nights in Africa too few?  Have a look at our eight-night Endurance Package.


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