It’s more than just a run. It’s the adventure of a lifetime. The Maasai Mara Marathon is a spectacular 21.1km (13mile) race held in the scenic and world acclaimed Maasai Mara National Reserve. The route provides runners with the opportunity to see the migratory herds of zebra and wildebeest, Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelle, giraffe and a variety of other game species. The race’s main objective is to raise funds to support conservation of the Mara National reserve as well as community-based projects around the Mara. The race is a highly visible athletic event with immense media covering, with the main aim to raise funds towards conservation of the Maasai Mara ecosystem and raise awareness of the plight of the communities and wildlife that live within and around the Mara.
Kenya has been one of the top African Wildlife destinations for a long time (the country also won the Africa’s leading beach destination award from the World Travel Awards recently) and on this safari after your spectacular run through the Mara we will visit the main attractions with the idea to get away from the crowds. Apart from the Maasai Mara, the country also boasts Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park as well as the Tsavo East and West National Parks. We will focus on the personal touch and all the natural aspects of this beautiful and wildlife rich area and not just to chase after the Big 5, although we will probably see them too!
Nature Travel Active can cater to your specific individual needs when it comes to your Maasai Mara Marathon and Kenya Safari, customising the length and order of your trip any way you prefer it. Or, you can allow us to suggest the best trip for you. Whichever option you choose, you can be assured of an amazing African running and wildlife safari!