Dates: The next group tours are scheduled for August 6 – 17, 2019 AND October 26 – November 6, 2019
Duration: 12 days, 11 nights
Prices range from: Price is based on double occupancy; fees apply for single occupancy.
- €3180 per person Double room
- €3620 per person Single room
- [Optional] + €1060 per person Mt Kenya Climb (4 days/3 nights addon)
Starting point: Iden, Kenya.
Terrain: Trail run | Soft surface road run | Track work
Average daily running distance: 3-16 km
Longest distance in a day: 20+ km
Group size: 10-12 participants
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Begin your trip in Nairobi – the nation’s capital – spending a morning running through the beautiful neighborhoods of Nairobi or, if you’re up for it, taking your first morning run in Karura Forest, before heading to the Giraffe Sanctuary near Nairobi National Park. That afternoon we’ll continue our journey to Hell’s Gate where we’ll spend the night and rest up for our running and climbing adventure tomorrow. The next day, after our run, we’ll head over to Lake Nakuru where, if the animals are nice, we’ll see rhinos, lions, giraffes and a whole lot more as we take part in our first full day game drive.
From Lake Nakuru, we will spend several days and nights at the High Altitude Training Centre (HATC) where we will “run into” many professional runners and coaches as we run, bike and hike the hills of Iten to cap off our trip to Kenya. We may also have the opportunity to meet with legendary coaches like Renato Canova and Brother Colm O’Connell. A few days trips around Iten will give you a better idea of the beauty of the Rift Valley – the cradle of humanity.
Not enough? For those who want to arrive home with an extra sense of accomplishment, you can join on the 4 day/3 night additional excursion to summit Mt Kenya – a stunning peak just over 17,000 ft full of wondrous views and adventure. Hike for a couple of days before getting up before dawn to summit the peak.
Custom programs are available all year round. If you are interested in having planned a tailor-made program of Footsteps of Champions, then please refer to our contact form. Select subject “Other” and please mention the specific name of the running trip in the comment section and what dates you are interested in.
What Level of Running is this Trip Suitable for?
This trip is suitable for all levels of fitness and running ability. Each participant will have the opportunity to run as much, as little or as fast or slow as they want on a daily basis. Some of our participants might run 16+ km(10 miles) a day while others might run every other day or spend some days biking/hiking versus running. We make sure to cater the program to the individual so each person gets the most out of their experience.
Are there any Alternatives for Non-runners?
Yes, for this running holiday it is possible for non-runners to join. Alternatives to running are:
There are dietary options available for participants of the following:
If you would like any dietary accommodation during the trip, please let us know in the comment section when you finish your booking.
Upon arrival at Nairobi Airport, you will be met and greeted by the local tour staff who will be awaiting you. From here, you will take a short taxi ride to a nearby hotel for a relaxing meal and night of rest. Watch closely and you may just spot a giraffe in one of the nearby game parks as we drive to and from the hotel.
Mt Kenya Add-On
What’s Included in the Price?
- All lodging
- Meals as noted in the itinerary
- Non-alcoholic beverage with meals
- Domestic airfare and other ground transportation
- Excursion entry fees
- Professional guides to lead group activities and help organize free time
- 24-hour-a-day support both on the ground and from the US-based staff
What’s NOT Included in the Price?
- International airfare
- Visa charges
- Overweight luggage fees
- Snacks and beverages outside of meals
- Personal spending
- Massages and sports therapy services
- Internet or cell phone access fees
- Tips for additional assistance