Serengeti Half Marathon Experience

Running a half marathon is an achievement. Running the Serengeti Half Marathon? Thats an experience, and a half! This one-of-a-kind eight-day adventure was made for running enthusiasts eager to get off the treadmill or the pavement and try something different. Spend a few days getting the lay of the land by meeting members of a local village and tracking the Big Five on wildlife safari drives around Serengeti National Park. Next, its the big race (21km, or 5km fun run), followed by two days spent exploring the wondrous Ngorongoro Crater. Pack running shoes and adventurin boots; youll need em both!

Duration: 8 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Demanding
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 166338
Starts: Arusha, Tanzania Finishes: Arusha, Tanzania
You will Visit
  • Arusha



Day 1: Arusha

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

Included Activities:
Welcome Meeting


Day 2: Arusha/Mto wa Mbu (1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel to Mto wa Mbu village and take part in a cultural walk to learn about village life in the area. Meet the women who run the village tours and enjoy a delicious home made traditional lunch.

Spend the afternoon relaxing in camp or join the local running group on a 5km training run around the village streets.

Included Activities:
Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch
Warm-Up Run

7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 130km)


Day 3: Mto wa Mbu/Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Marvel at the sheer vastness of this territory, and spot the multitude of animal and birdlife while cruising through this acacia-accented savanna.

Included Activities:
Serengeti National Park Safari

7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (190km)


Day 4: Serengeti National Park/Lamadi (1B, 1L, 1D)

Continue the search for the Big Five as you head west across the vast Serengeti plains, and to the starting point of the race.

Included Activities:
Serengeti National Park Safari

7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle


Day 5: Serengeti Half Marathon (1B, 1L, 1D)

Option for 21km Half Marathon, 5km Fun Run or to support your travelling companions.

Included Activities:
Serengeti Half Marathon Race Day
Serengeti Half Marathon Post Race Festivities


Day 6: Lamadi/Ngorongoro (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy one last wildlife safari drive in the Serengeti to see the animal kingdom come to life in this incredible expanse of grassland savanna.

After, journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, famous for some of Africa's best wildlife viewing. The vistas from the Ngorongoro Crater rim are stunning, and there is an ever-present abundance of animals, due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor.

Arrive at the campsite on the crater rim in the evening.

Included Activities:
Serengeti National Park Safari

7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle


Day 7: Ngorongoro/Mto wa Mbu (1B, 1L, 1D)

Head out for a morning wildlife safari drive in Ngorongoro Crater. In the afternoon, visit an authentic Maasai village and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove Project.

Included Activities:
Ngorongoro Crater Wildlife Safari Drive
Clean Cookstove Project Visit

7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle


Day 8: Mto wa Mbu/Arusha (1B)

Speak to your agent if you would like to book a Day Room in Arusha, and enjoy a relaxing afternoon before transferring to your international flight, or stay another night before heading off on the rest of your journey.

Included Activities:
Departure Day (Activities)

7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 130km)

    • Mto wa Mbu guided village tour with traditional lunch
    • Training run with local running group
    • Serengeti wildlife safari drives
    • Serengeti Half Marathon registration
    • Ngorongoro Crater wildlife safari drive
    • Masai village visit and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Simple hotel (1 nt), full-service camping (6 nts)
    • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
    • 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle, walking, running
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Tour Highlights:
  • Enjoy wildlife drives in the Serengeti
  • Savour traditional cuisine in a local village
  • Take in the views at Ngorongoro Crater
  • Take part in the Serengeti Half Marathon or Fun Run (5k)
  • Visit and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project.