Come to Tanzania and take part in the 2016 Kilimanjaro Premium Lager Marathon (or 21.1 km or 5 km fun run).

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Come to Tanzania and take part in the 2016 Kilimanjaro Premium Lager Marathon (or 21.1 km or 5 km fun run).

Combine this race with a Kilimanjaro climb, or a safari to the Serengeti, or perhaps relax for a few days on Zanzibar Island – the perfect destination to rest those weary legs. The race is run at the foothills of the highest mountain in Africa, Mt Kilimanjaro, and the scenery is spectacular.

This event has the official backing of the Tanzania Tourist Board, the Tanzania Amateur Athletics Association, the IAAF, and is registered with AIMS. The logistics of the operation are run by the Kilimanjaro Marathon Club and the members of both the Tanzania Amateur Athletics Association (TAAA) and the local Kilimanjaro Amateur Athletics Association (KAAA).

The marathon route leaves Moshi stadium and heads down towards the town, and then along the main road to Dar es Salaam for approximately 8-9 km. This section of the route is relatively flat, and there are plenty of spectators and well-wishers along the road. We turn around and head back to the town of Moshi, turning toward the mountain and heading up a long, steady ascent towards Mweka. The uphill climb is gradual, but with Kilimanjaro towering above and all the local villagers out to cheer you on, the time passes quickly. The route then turns west through a lovely forest area before turning south for a fast downhill run back toward the stadium. Regular water tables as well as ‘sponging points’ and the odd ‘shower’ keep the runners refreshed and cool along the entire route.

The route passes through many smallholding farms, villages, banana and coffee plantations and patches of forest, providing great excitement to the residents who give ample vocal support.

For those running the half marathon, the route also starts at the Moshi stadium and after a short, flat section, it follows the gradual uphill route to Mweka as per the full marathon – before turning towards the stadium again. The atmosphere in the stadium is electric with local bands playing, entertainment, crowds of local enthusiasts to cheer the runners, and lots of food and drink for sale. There will also be a 5 km fun run.

Start times:

The Full and Half Marathon events start at the MUCCOB STADIUM in Moshi, and finish there. The Fun Run starts at the bottom of Muccob Stadium, on Uru Road, and finishes inside the stadium. This may change, please check on registration.

42.2km marathon @ 06h30 am

10 km disabled half marathon wheelchair category @ 06h45 21.1km half marathon @ 07h00 am

5 km Fun Run @ 07h45 am Cut off time:

42.2km: cut-off after 6 hrs (12h30 noon) 21.1km: cut-off after 6 hrs (12h30 noon) Fun Run: no cut-off

Seconding:

No mobile seconding of any description will be allowed on the route. Runners are allowed seconding with in a distance of 100 meters either side of the official refreshment stations.

Aid stations will be withdrawing from the route after a relative time calculated on the cut-off.

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Kilimanjaro Marathon 2015 – Travel Packages

A. Kilimanjaro Marathon only – 4 days

B. Kilimanjaro Marathon and Machame Route Hike – 10 days C. Kilimanjaro Marathon and Rongai Route Hike – 11 days D. Kilimanjaro Marathon and Serengeti Safari – 10 days E. Kilimanjaro Marathon and Zanzibar – 6 days

F. Kilimanjaro Marathon, Selous and Ruaha – 6 -10 days

G. Kilimanjaro Marathon and Chimpanzee Trekking (Mahale) - Enquire H. Kilimanjaro Marathon and Gorilla Trekking (Rwanda) - Enquire

I. Kilimanjaro Marathon, Serengeti and Gorilla Trekking (Uganda) – Enquire

A. Kilimanjaro Marathon Only – 4 days Itinerary:

Day 1 – Friday – 26 February 2016

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met and transferred to the Keys Mbokomu Hotel in Moshi. Spend 3 nights here inclusive of breakfast daily. Day 2 – Saturday – 27 February 2016

Today you should collect your race number from registration at Keys Uru Hotel, Uru Road. Spend the day relaxing at the pool or you may choose to go into the town of Moshi, where you can buy curios and have some lunch at one of the local

restaurants. Day trips can be arranged at an additional cost.

Worth a visit is the Shah Leather Industries for genuine Tanzanian handcrafts (own account). Your receptionist at the hotel can assist with organising a taxi or day tour.

Day 3 – Sunday – 28 February 2016 Kilimanjaro Marathon – RACE DAY

Transfers to and from the stadium will be provided for all Wild Frontiers clients. The Wild Frontiers Hospitality tent with shade and drinks will be provided exclusively to all Wild Frontiers clients at the finish.

Day 4 – Monday – 29 February 2016

Return transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your return flight. Price available on request: reservations@wildfrontiers.com

Enquire for flight options on FastJet, RwandAir, Kenya Airways, SAA and other carriers.

Above prices include:

 Return airport transfers from/to Kilimanjaro International Airport  Marathon entry package:

o guaranteed bib number o T-shirt

o medal o goodie bag

 Wild Frontiers hospitality tent facility at finish  return transfers to/from stadium

 3 night accommodation in Moshi on a bed and breakfast basis  Services of Wild Frontiers coordinator at race and over weekend Prices exclude:

Flights, taxes, visas, travel insurance, health requirements, equipment rental, drinks, all items of a personal nature and any other service not specified.

If you would like to make further travel arrangements after your climb, we are able to organize lodge safaris, luxury and budget camping safaris, as well as excursions to Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar.

* All prices are subject to change due to any unforeseen price increase or rate of exchange fluctuations.

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B. Kilimanjaro Marathon and Machame Route – 10 days Itinerary:

Day 1-3 – Per Kilimanjaro Marathon only package

Day 4 – Monday – 29 February 2016

6 day/5 night Machame Route hike up Mt Kilimanjaro. The Machame route is one of the most scenic routes up Mt Kilimanjaro by which to ascend. Nights are spent in high-quality 3-man alpine tents’ sleeping a maximum of two persons per tent (so there is space for your luggage too).

All your supplies and camping equipment are portered up for you (tents, 20-25 mm compressed foam sleeping mats, awnings, stools, lights, etc), and your meals are prepared. Your personal baggage limit is 12 kg for the climb. South African tents and sleeping mats are supplied on this trip.

The guides employed are excellent (some have climbed Kilimanjaro over 400 times)! Each trip is led by a senior guide, with other guides in a ratio of approximately one guide per 2 or 3 climbers - if you are a bit slower than the rest or get ill and have to descend, a guide will always be with you.

Food served on the mountain is generally plain and wholesome, including a lot of carbohydrates, stews and soups, vegetables and fresh fruit. Vegetarians are catered for, but please notify us in advance. Wild Frontiers will send you the comprehensive Kilimanjaro Information Pack with booking which will include suggested gear, medical and training advice.

Day 4 – Monday 29 February 2016

Machame Gate (1,490 m/4,890 ft) - Machame Camp (2,980 m/9,780 ft) FB

Hike through the beautiful rainforest to your first night’s camp, Machame Camp, on Kilimanjaro.

Day 5 – Tuesday – 01 March 2016

Machame Camp (2,980 m/9,780 ft) - New Shira Camp (3,840 m/12,600 ft) FB From Machame Camp the trail continues over steeper terrain interspersed with easy walking. The vegetation changes to increasingly sparse trees and bushes into moorland. Overnight Shira Camp.

Day 6 – Wednesday – 02 March 2016

New Shira Camp (3,840 m/12,600 ft) - Lava Tower (4,630 m/15,190 ft) - Barranco Camp (3,950 m/12,960 ft) FB

Today you hike up to 4,630 m (15,190 ft) while crossing a ridge and view the plains far below. Hiking through the alpine desert with boulders scattered around and dust hugging the rocks gives the illusion that you are walking on the moon. At Lava Tower, a big rocky outcrop, you have views of the ancient glacier ice of the Breach Wall on Kibo before descending to Barranco Camp. You often sleep above the clouds at Barranco Camp.

Day 7 – Thursday – 03 March 2016

Barranco Camp (3,950 m/12,960 ft) - Barafu Camp (4,550 m/14,930 ft) FB

After breakfast you cross the Great Barranco Wall, topping out at about 4 420 m before dropping to the camp at the Karanga River at about 4040 m. The hike up the Barranco Wall is steep. Continue up to the Barafu Camp. Amazing views of Kilimanjaro’s two peaks, Mawenzi and Kibo, are to be seen from Barafu Camp. An early dinner will be served in order for you to get the maximum rest before the final ascent starting at around midnight.

Day 8 – Friday – 04 March 2016

Barafu Camp (4,550 m/14,930 ft) - Summit via Stella Point (5,752 m/18,871 ft) to Uhuru Peak (5,895 m/19,340 ft) and descent to Millennium Camp

(3,820 m/12,530 ft)or to Mweka Camp (3,100 m/10,170 ft) FB

Wake up around midnight to have a quick bite to eat and something warm to drink before setting out in darkness. The hike to Stella Point is a very slow steep walk on volcanic scree for about 5-6 hours. As you approach the crater rim you will enjoy the most memorable sunrise you may ever experience – the sunrise over Africa! Keep your camera ready at all times as there are plenty of photo opportunities along the summit.

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Once you reach Stella Point on top of the crater rim Uhuru Peak is in sight. Hike along fairly flat terrain for about 40-45 min to reach Uhuru Peak. Spend a few minutes at the top and get that photo of you next to the sign marking the summit - definitely one for your collection.

Descend from Uhuru Peak in high spirits as you have just achieved your goal. With every step going down your body enjoys having more oxygen to breathe in. Depending on how you feel, you may enjoy a short rest at Barafu Camp before descending down to Millennium Camp or Mweka Camp. Most of our expeditions overnight at Mweka Camp this evening.

Day 9 – Saturday – 05 March 2016

Mweka Camp (3,100 m/10,170 ft) - Mweka Gate (1,980 m/6,500 ft) BB

Enjoy a slow hike through the rainforest to Mweka Gate. It is not a rare sight to spot Black and White Colobus Monkeys in the trees as well as Blue Monkeys. Take time to enjoy the lush vegetation with the Old Man’s Beard (tree moss) growing on the giant trees as well as some Giant Ferns towering high over the forest bed. The path has many steps leading you down to Mweka Gate where you may find a cold beer or soft-drink to start celebrating your assault of Kilimanjaro. You will be transferred back to Moshi, Keys Hotel, to overnight and celebrate (breakfast included).

This evening your guides will meet you to hand out your Kilimanjaro Certificates. Option to enjoy a barbeque at the hotel to celebrate your hike (needs to be booked prior to the climb and is for own account).

Day 10 – Sunday – 06 March 2016

Transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight home or continue on a safari or relaxing beach holiday.

Price available on request: reservations@wildfrontiers.com

Enquire for flight options on FastJet, RwandAir, Kenya Airways, SAA and other carriers.

Above prices include:

 Return airport transfers from/to Kilimanjaro International Airport

 Marathon entry package (guaranteed bib number, T-shirt, medal, goodie bag, and Wild Frontiers hospitality tent facility at finish)

return transfers to/from stadium

 3 nights accommodation in Moshi on a bed and breakfast basis  1 night accommodation in Moshi on a bed and breakfast basis on  completion of the climb

 Gear storage at Keys Hotel for duration of hike (the stuff you don’t want  to take on the hike such as your swim suit, safari clothes etc)

 Transfers to/from Kilimanjaro National Park Gates

 Service of experienced Kilimanjaro registered head guide and assistant  guides during hike

 Porter service (hiker’s baggage weight limit 12kg)  Climb briefing before the hike in Moshi

 Guide and porter fees as stipulated by Kilimanjaro National Park  National Parks Mountain rescue fees & Government tourist tax

 Three meals per day on the trail prepared by a seasoned Kilimanjaro cook  Camping equipment (alpine tents, enclosed mess tents, compressed foam

sleeping mats, camping chairs, tables, cutlery and crockery)  Water during the hike (boiled for consumption and washing)  Portable oxygen for emergency use

 Pulse Fingertip Oximeter

 Detailed itinerary and Kilimanjaro hike information pack  Document delivery (in South Africa)

 Kilimanjaro T-shirt

 Kilimanjaro certificate issued by Kilimanjaro National Park post hike (if you reach Stella Point/Gilman’s Point or Uhuru Peak)

 In-house equipment rental facility

 Cape Union Mart shopping voucher (South African/Namibian/Botswana residents)

 Complimentary Kilimanjaro talk evenings held regularly in Cape Union  Mart stores around South Africa, each month at Wild Frontiers office as  well as ONLINE PRESENTATIONS VIA INTERNET.

Land only package excludes: Airfare, taxes, visa (if required), travel/medical insurance, health requirements, equipment rental, tips (tip on climb = budget approx. USD180-USD210 per climber for a 6-day climb and USD210-USD240 for the 7-day climb), drinks, all items of a personal nature and any service not specified. All prices are subject to change due to any unforeseen price increase or rate of exchange fluctuations.

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C. Kilimanjaro Marathon and Rongai Route – 11 days Itinerary:

Day 1-3 – Per Kilimanjaro Marathon only package

Day 4 – Monday – 29 February 2016

7 day/6 night Rongai Route hike up Mt Kilimanjaro. The Rongai route ascends up the northern side of Mt Kilimanjaro and down the south-eastern side. It is not so frequently used and as a 7 day hike it is doable for any novice hiker.

Nights are spent in high-quality 3-man alpine tents’ sleeping a maximum of two persons per tent (so there is space for your luggage too). All your supplies and camping equipment are portered up for you (tents, 20-25 mm compressed foam sleeping mats, awnings, stools, lights, etc), and your meals are prepared. Your personal baggage limit is 12 kg for the climb. South African tents and sleeping mats are supplied on this trip.

The guides employed are excellent (some have climbed Kilimanjaro over 400 times)! Each trip is led by a senior guide, with other guides in a ratio of approximately one guide per 2 or 3 climbers - if you are a bit slower than the rest or get ill and have to descend, a guide will always be with you.

Food served on the mountain is generally plain and wholesome, including a lot of carbohydrates, stews and soups, vegetables and fresh fruit. Vegetarians are catered for, but please notify us in advance. Wild Frontiers will send you the comprehensive Kilimanjaro Information Pack with booking which will include suggested gear, medical and training advice.

Day – 4 – Monday – 29 February 2016

Rongai Gate (1,950 m/6,397.6 ft) – Simba Camp (2,650 m/8,694.2 ft) - FB After breakfast you will be transferred by road (approx. 3-4 hour ride) from the town of Moshi to the northern side of Mount Kilimanjaro. The day’s climb takes you from the village of Nale Moru up to Simba Camp. The climb will take about 2 - 3 hours. This part takes you through the cultivation area of the mountain, where you can see how local farmers tend to their lands on the slopes, and the rainforest. Overnight camping at Simba Camp.

Day 5 – Tuesday – 01 March 2016

Simba Camp (2,650 m/8,694.2 ft) – Second Cave Camp (3,450 m/11,318.9 ft) - FB Start your hike after breakfast. The hike today is relatively easy taking you well into the Moorland. Enjoy fantastic mountain scenery en-route as well as splendid mountain vegetation. Camp at Second Cave Camp at 3,450 m (approx .4 hours hike).

Day 6 – Wednesday – 02 March 2016

Second Camp (3,450 m/11,318.9 ft) – Kikelewa (3,600m/11,811 ft) - FB

Make your way over the gently rising moorland over several ridges to Kikelewa Caves, 3,600 m, approx. 4 hours. Optional afternoon acclimatisation hike. Day 7 – Thursday – 03 March 2016

Kikelewa (3,600m/11,811 ft) – Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4,330m/14,206 ft) - FB Today you gain more altitude. The hike takes about 4 hours today to reach Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4,330m). Option to do a short acclimatisation hike time allowing this afternoon at camp.

Day 8 – Friday – 04 March 2016

Mawenzi Tarn Camp (4,330m/14,206 ft) – Kibo Camp (4,700m/15,419.9 ft) - FB Depart for Kibo Hut, which will take you 4.5-6 hours to get to your camp for the night. The hike today takes you over the saddle between Mawenzi Peak and Kibo. The camp is at an altitude of 4,700m. Here you will need to rest early as the next day’s trek starts around midnight. The evening will be spent at Kibo Hut, where you will camp.

Day 9 – Saturday – 05 March 2016

Kibo Camp (4,700 m/15,419.9 ft) – Gillman’s Point (5,681m/18,638 ft) – Uhuru Peak (5,895 m/19,341ft) – Horombo Hut (3,720 m/12,204.7 ft) - FB

You will be woken at around midnight with tea and a biscuit. You will be walking up scree for approximately 5-6 hours. The guide will stop frequently to rest and check on his group. The views from the mountain (on the way up) are spectacular – you gain incredible height over a short distance. You arrive at Gillman’s Point (5,681m), just at the top of the crater rim, have a rest – the sun should be rising now – remember to enjoy the view.

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From here continue the approximately 1.5 - 2 hour hike on a relatively easy path on the crater rim past Stella Point all the way up to Uhuru peak (5,895 m), the highest point in Africa. You will descend from Uhuru Peak to Kibo Hut. Depending on the timing of your summit, you will be able to have a short rest here (maybe a sleep) and something to eat, before continuing down the Southern side (Marangu route) to Horombo Hut. Arrival at Horombo Hut (3,700 m) on the edge of the rainforest, late afternoon, overnight camping. Time to reflect on the day’s achievements. Day 10 – Sunday – 06 March 2016

Horombo Hut (3,720m/12,204.7 ft) – Marangu Gate (1,860m/6,102.3 ft) - FB

After breakfast you will have a three to four hour pretty decent through the rainforest to the Park Gate, where you will sign out of the park for the last time, and the vehicle will meet you. There are usually beers and cokes for sale at the park gate. Transfer by vehicle to the hotel (approximately 1 hour drive) ready for an evening of celebration by the swimming pool. Your certificates are generally handed out by the guides (either at the gate or on occasion they may join you for a celebratory drink at the hotel). Overnight Keys Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis.

Day 11 – Monday – 07 March 2016

Transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight. Price available on request: reservations@wildfrontiers.com

Enquire for flight options on FastJet, RwandAir, Kenya Airways, SAA and other carriers.

Above prices include:

 Return airport transfers from/to Kilimanjaro International Airport  Marathon entry package (guaranteed bib number, T-shirt, medal,

goodie bag, and Wild Frontiers hospitality tent facility at finish) return transfers to/from stadium

 3 nights accommodation in Moshi on a bed and breakfast basis  1 night accommodation in Moshi on a bed and breakfast basis on  completion of the climb

 Gear storage at Keys Hotel for duration of hike (the stuff you don’t want  to take on the hike such as your swim suit, safari clothes etc)

 Transfers to/from Kilimanjaro National Park Gates

 Service of experienced Kilimanjaro registered head guide and assistant  guides during hike

 Porter service (hiker’s baggage weight limit 12kg)  Climb briefing before the hike in Moshi

 Guide and porter fees as stipulated by Kilimanjaro National Park  National Parks Mountain rescue fees & Government tourist tax  Three meals per day on the trail prepared by a seasoned Kilimanjaro

cook

 Camping equipment (alpine tents, enclosed mess tents, compressed foam sleeping mats, camping chairs, tables, cutlery and crockery)  Water during the hike (boiled for consumption and washing)  Portable oxygen for emergency use

 Pulse Fingertip Oximeter

 Detailed itinerary and Kilimanjaro hike information pack  Document delivery (in South Africa)

 Kilimanjaro T-shirt

 Kilimanjaro certificate issued by Kilimanjaro National Park post hike (if you reach Stella Point/Gilman’s Point or Uhuru Peak)

 In-house equipment rental facility

 Cape Union Mart shopping voucher (South African/Namibian/Botswana residents)

 Complimentary Kilimanjaro talk evenings held regularly in Cape Union  Mart stores around South Africa, each month at Wild Frontiers office as

well as ONLINE PRESENTATIONS VIA INTERNET.

Land only package excludes: Airfare, taxes, visa (if required), travel/medical insurance, health requirements, equipment rental, tips (tip on climb = budget approx. USD180-USD210 per climber for a 6-day climb and USD210-USD240 for the 7-day climb), drinks, all items of a personal nature and any service not specified. All prices are subject to change due to any unforeseen price increase or rate of exchange fluctuations.

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D. Kilimanjaro Marathon and Serengeti Safari – 10 days

Imagine finding yourself under the vast African sky in the middle of one of the last expanses of true wilderness left on our planet, possibly listening to the haunting and mysterious sounds of night predators and their prey as the drama of their interactions unfold.

This safari will allow you ample time to visit the famous wildlife areas of Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara. These parks are world famous icons, and offer probably the best game viewing in Africa.

Our safari is run at a leisurely pace, ensuring plenty of time to explore the different regions – and particularly the Serengeti, where three nights are spent at our intimate tented camp.

Itinerary:

Day 1-3 – Per Kilimanjaro Marathon only package Day 4 – Monday – 29 February 2016

At 08h00 am you will be collected at Keys Hotel by your Wild Frontiers safari guide for your 5 night/6 day safari.

Drive to Arusha. Quick stop to stock up on your favourite drinks and snacks at the shops before continuing to Lake Manyara. We arrive with a picnic lunch, in order to spend quality time in Manyara National park. Game drive inside Lake Manyara National park.

Lake Manyara is a shallow, alkaline lake at the base of a sheer stretch of the western Rift Valley escarpment. The north-western area of this lake is protected in a 330 sq km national park, which contains a remarkable diversity of terrestrial habitats: the grassy floodplain of the lakeshore, the rocky base of the escarpment, a belt of thick acacia woodland and a lush patch of groundwater forest just inside the northern entrance gate.

An interesting bio-diversity of fauna and flora can be observed here and a variety of large mammal species including elephant, buffalo, wildebeest, giraffe and lion. Perhaps, however, the most immediately visible residents are the troupes of olive baboon, sometimes found in the company of the smaller and rather beautiful blue monkey. This is also a wonderful location for viewing groups of elephants and for keen birders. Manyara has recorded almost 400 species due to the wide habitat diversity. From Manyara, we head up to Ngorongoro to overnight at Tloma Lodge, or similar. All meals included.

Day 5 – Tuesday – 01 March 2016

Today we head into Ngorongoro Conservation area, and after driving steadily down the steep 610 metre sides of the crater, we enjoy spectacular game viewing in the crater – which is almost guaranteed to turn up four of the Big Five, as well as a rich variety of birds, all viewed against the backdrop of the thickly forested crater walls. Picnic lunch in the crater.

Ngorongoro Crater is one of the natural wonders of the world. A large volcanic caldera, with an area of 259 square kilometres, it contains a huge variety of game and birds and is often referred to as a microcosm of Africa with its dramatic weather changes and varied terrains consisting of forest, grasslands and both freshwater and soda lakes.

Overnight at Tloma Lodge or similar. All meals included. Day 6 – Wednesday – 02 March 2016

Depart the Ngorongoro region, en route to the Serengeti, with picnic lunch, we stop off at Olduvai Gorge for a short visit and an insight into history of the region. It is at Olduvai Gorge where, in 1959, Mary Leakey made her ground-breaking discovery of a hominid (human-like) skull dating back 1.8 million years. Since then other hominid species, possibly our early ancestors, have been found in the area dating as far back as 3.7 million years. The whole area is often referred to as the ‘cradle of mankind.’

There is also time to visit a Masai village before continuing to the Serengeti Wilderness Camp, to settle in for the evening. All meals included.

Day 7 & 8 – Thursday & Friday – 03 & 04 March 2016

Two more full days in the Serengeti, with time to do some game drives as well as visit the education centre which provides some interesting information on this vast park.

The Serengeti is unequalled for its beauty and contains more than three million large mammals spread over the vast endless plains. It is here, at certain times of the year, that we may encounter the breathtaking spectacle of the annual wildebeest migration, where one and a quarter million wildebeest trek in columns of up to forty kilometres long in search of grazing, drawing with them their predators and numerous other species of game. From January to March the herds can largely be found in the southern area, proceeding north through the centre and Western Corridor during June and July before entering Kenya’s Masai Mara. They return south in November to repeat this amazing instinctive procession all over again.

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Africa’s most famous national park covers an area of almost 15000 sq km and is world-renowned for its dense predator population and the annual wildebeest migration. The park is part of the much large Serengeti eco-system, which includes Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve, and encompasses more than double this area. The greater part of the park is open grassland, patches of acacia woodland and isolated areas of granite rock outcrops called koppies.

Animal migration is linked to the annual rainfall patterns and its effect on their feeding habitats. Formerly the home of the Maasai tribe who displaced the Datoga

pastoralists in the 17th century, the name Serengeti is derived from the Maasai word

serengit, meaning ‘endless plain’.

The national park was created by the Tanzania Government in 1951 and became famous through the work of Professor Bernard Grzimek (in particular his book ‘Serengeti Shall Not Die’).

Huge herds of wildebeest and zebra can be found here along with smaller

concentrations of Thomson’s gazelle, Grant’s gazelle, impala, kongoni, Kirk’s dik dik, klipspringer and small numbers of roan, oryx, oribi, eland and waterbuck. There are also significant numbers of buffalo, giraffe and warthog. Elephants are relatively scarce on the open plains, and more common in the northern areas and the western corridor.

The few remaining black rhinos are restricted to an inaccessible part of the park – so one doesn’t often see them. But the most popular animals to be found here in greater abundance than elsewhere on the northern circuit are the cats. Lions, cheetahs and leopard may all be seen here along with other predators, such as the spotted hyena, golden and black-backed jackals, wild cats and servals.

All meals included. Overnight Serengeti Wilderness Camp. NB: Balloon safari

If you would like to go on an early morning balloon safari over the Serengeti, this will be possible if you are at our central camp in the Serengeti. Please note that balloon safaris can only be organised by PRE-ARRANGEMENT and there is an additional cost for this.

Day 9 – Saturday – 05 March 2016

Transfer to the Seronera airstrip for your (optional) flight to Arusha – mid morning. Or return by road to Arusha. It is an exceptionally scenic flight (weather dependent) over the highlands of Ngorongoro, across the vast expanse of the Rift Valley

escarpments, and over the green coffee plantations surrounding Arusha airport. (Enquire for airfare.) Overnight Outpost on a bed and breakfast basis.

Day 10 – Sunday – 06 March 2016

Transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Price available on request: reservations@wildfrontiers.com

Enquire for flight options on FastJet, RwandAir, Kenya Airways, SAA and other carriers.

Above prices include:

 Return airport transfers from/to Kilimanjaro International Airport  Marathon entry package:

o guaranteed bib number o T-shirt

o medal o goodie bag

o Wild Frontiers hospitality tent facility at finish  return transfers to/from stadium

 3 nights accommodation in Moshi on a bed and breakfast basis  2 nights Ngorongoro Tloma Lodge FB

 3 nights Serengeti Wilderness Camp FB  game viewing activities as indicated

 transport throughout safari in a 4x4 custom build safari vehicle  services of a professional Wild Frontiers safari guide

 bottled water for game drives / in vehicle (not at hotels/lodges)  maximum seven guests in a vehicle – all WITH WINDOW SEATS – no

‘middle’ seats.  1 night Arusha BB

 Services of Wild Frontiers coordinator at race and over weekend Prices exclude:

Flights, taxes, park fees, visas, travel insurance, health requirements, gratuities, drinks, all items of a personal nature and any service not specified. There is a cash bar at the Serengeti Wilderness camps. One way flight from Serengeti- Arusha/Kilimanjaro on request.

*Above prices are subject to change due to availability, rate of exchange fluctuations or any other unforeseen circumstance.

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E. Kilimanjaro Marathon and Zanzibar – 6 days

What about relaxing on one of the Indian Ocean Islands after participating in the Kilimanjaro Marathon or Half Marathon? We tailor make itineraries to suit your needs – whether it is to explore the island, do some diving, snorkelling or other activities or simply laze on the white sandy beach with a cocktail in hand. We offer a great variety of accommodation options from budget to upmarket lodges and resorts. Allow us to design the ideal breakaway for you!

Herewith a suggested itinerary for those short on time, but wanting to see what the spice island of Zanzibar is all about.

Itinerary:

Day 1-3 – Per Kilimanjaro Marathon only package Day 4 – Monday – 29 February 2016

Transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport for your domestic flight to Zanzibar. On arrival you will be met and transferred to the port where you will be taken to Chapwani Private Island by boat (approx. 15 min boat ride). Spend 2 nights here inclusive of breakfast, dinner, canoe and snorkelling equipment usage as well as courtesy boat ride from Chapwani at 10h00 am to Stone Town and return at 13h30 daily.

This magical Island just a hop across from Zanzibar’s capital, Stone Town, offer you the opportunity to relax on a white sandy beach, do some activities and also be close enough to the vibrant streets of Stone Town to get your hands on some of the fantastic curios, perhaps take up a walking tour or spice tour and enjoy a lunch in the capital.

There are smaller islands around Chapwani that you could explore such as Prison Island where you may visit the old prison dating back to the slave trade era as well as view the giant tortoises that live on the island in a sanctuary.

Chapwani Private Island is the perfect spot for those seeking a small, quiet lodge with good food. It is situated on a beautiful, peaceful beach with Stone Town and all its facilities just 15 minutes away by boat. Being a coral island nearly a kilometre long and some 100 metres wide, it is surrounded by small coves, sandy bays and crystal blue waters. It is perfect for snorkelling, windsurfing and diving at the many interesting locations near the island.

There are just 10 rooms on the whole island, set in 5 separate bandas on the beach. Each room has its own terrace with lounge beds on the beach in front of the room. Simple furnishings comprise a four-poster bed, mosquito net, ceiling fan, wardrobe and a traditional Zanzibari writing desk. A banana leaf shutter provides relief from the light outside, whilst letting through a fresh breeze. All the rooms have a separate toilet and large bathroom with wash basin and shower area.

Day 6 – Wednesday – 02 March 2016

Transferred by boat back to the port on Stone Town and then by road to Zanzibar Airport for your return flight.

Price available on request: reservations@wildfrontiers.com

Enquire for flight options on FastJet, RwandAir, Kenya Airways, SAA, Mango and other carriers.

Above prices include:

 Return airport transfers from/to Kilimanjaro International Airport  Marathon entry package:

o guaranteed bib number o T-shirt

o medal o goodie bag

o Wild Frontiers hospitality tent facility at finish  return transfers to/from stadium

 return tranfers to/from Chapwani Private Island

 2 nights accommodation Chapwani Private Island inclusive of breakfast, dinner, canoe and snorkelling equipment usage as well as courtesy boat ride from Chapwani at 10h00 am to Stone Town and return at 13h30 daily

 Services of Wild Frontiers coordinator at race and over weekend Prices exclude:

Flights, taxes, park fees, visas, travel insurance, health requirements, gratuities, drinks, all items of a personal nature and any service not specified. There is a cash bar at the Serengeti Wilderness camps. One way flight from Serengeti- Arusha/Kilimanjaro on request.

*Above prices are subject to change due to availability, rate of exchange fluctuations or any other unforeseen circumstance.

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F. Kilimanjaro Marathon, Selous and Ruaha – 6 – 10 days

Selous, Ruaha and Mikumi - tucked away in the south of Tanzania, these parks have fascinating eco-systems - riverine forests, large rivers, and a mix of terrain with open plains and beautiful views. Explore by vehicle, boat, and on foot. Typically the camps are small, and one often accesses the area by light aircraft.

Itinerary:

Day 1-3 – Per Kilimanjaro Marathon only package Day 4 – Monday – 29 February 2016

From Kilimanjaro board a domestic flight to Dar es Salaam. Connect your flight to Selous Game Reserve. Spend 2 nights here at one of the lodges offering game drives inside the park.

OR

Choose to fly to Ruaha Game reserve to spend 2 nights at one of the lodges offering game drives inside the park.

You could also have the best of both world and combine the two parks with one another and perhaps stay a night at Mikumi Game Reserve.

We could easily combine this unique experience with a night to two at the coast or on one of the Indian Ocean Islands.

Enquire for more details: reservations@wildfrontiers.com Itinerary ideas:

6 day Marathon and Selous Package 6 day Marathon and Ruaha Package 8 day Marathon, Selous and Ruaha Package

8 day Marathon, Selous, Ruaha and Mikumi Package 10 day Marathon, Selous, Ruaha and Zanzibar Package Selous Game Reserve

Spend your nights on the shores of the Rufiji River and daytime exploring the northern part of the park where no hunting is allowed. Large numbers of elephants, black rhinoceroses, cheetahs, giraffes, hippopotamuses and crocodiles live in this wildlife sanctuary. The Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest remaining wilderness areas in Africa, with relatively undisturbed ecological and biological processes,

including a diverse range of wildlife with significant predator/prey relationships. The property contains a great diversity of vegetation types, including rocky acacia-clad hills, gallery and ground water forests, swamps and lowland rain forest. The dominant vegetation of the reserve is deciduous Miombo

woodlands and the property constitutes a globally important example of this vegetation type.

Ruaha National Park

This park has a high diversity of plants and animals including elephants, buffalos, antelopes and some of rare and endangered species like wild dogs. The park serves as a water shade both for wildlife and human being. This makes it to be economically significant as it supports agricultural activities downstream and contributes to hydro- electric power (HEP) for the country at Mtera and Kidatu dams. The park is one of the Tanzania birds’ paradise with more than 571 species and some of them are known to be migrants from within and outside Africa. Species of interest in the park include Ruaha red-billed hornbill (Tokus ruahae) which is dominant in the area. The recently annexed wetland, the Usangu basin is one of the country’s important bird area as recognized by Birdlife International.

Mikumi National Park

The open horizons and abundant wildlife of the Mkata Floodplain, the popular centrepiece of Mikumi, draw frequent comparisons to the more famous Serengeti Plains. Lions survey their grassy kingdom – and the zebra, wildebeest, impala and buffalo herds that migrate across it – from the flattened tops of termite mounds, or sometimes, during the rains, from perches high in the trees. Giraffes forage in the isolated acacia stands that fringe the Mkata River, islets of shade favoured also by Mikumi's elephants.

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