PRE-RACE GROUP ACCLIMATISATION WEEK

OUR PRE-RACE GROUP SAFARIS COMBINE EXCITING WILDLIFE, BEAUTIFUL SETTINGS, AND THE CHANCE TO ACCLIMATISE TO LAIKIPIA'S ALTITUDE BEFORE THE ULTRA BEGINS. THESE GROUP SAFARIS ARE PERFECT TO FINALISE PREPARATIONS AND MEET OTHER RUNNERS. EACH WEEK INCLUDES WALKING, GAME DRIVES, 1-NIGHT WILD CAMPING, AND REST-TIME. THE ITINERARY HAS BEEN DESIGNED BY FOR RANGERS FOUNDER SAM TAYLOR SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS YEAR'S RACES. THERE ARE A LIMITED NUMBER OF SPACES AVAILABLE FOR EACH WEEK.

WEEK 1: 6th - 13th September (6x sharing/ 3x single)

WEEK 2: 13th - 20th September (6x sharing/ 3x single)

*Group sizes may vary

**Solo travelers looking to share a tent can be paired by us (same-sex pairings)

 

PLEASE SEE THE INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE FOR MORE.

DAY-TO-DAY ITINERARY

DAY 1

Tamarind Tree

Upon arrival at Nairobi International Airport, you will clear immigration before being met by your private driver for a transfer to the Tamarind Tree Hotel. Depending on the arrival times of the group you make take this transfer alone or with other group members. At the Tamarind Tree Hotel you will check in and the rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure. There will be a briefing in the evening with the group.

DAY 2

Karisia Walking Safaris - Tumaren Camp

Altitude: circa 5,000ft

Once awake, breakfast is available at the hotel (included) before taking a short transfer to Nairobi Wilson Airport for your group charter flight to Karisia Walking Safaris - Tumaren Camp. This afternoon is your first opportunity to venture out on a walking safari in search of wildlife and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding area. At 5,000ft this will be your first introduction to activity at altitude on this trip. The walking will not be overly strenuous and is designed to begin your acclimatization process. The afternoon will conclude at the return to camp and there will be time to freshen up before dining together this evening. 

DAY 3

Karisia Walking Safaris - Tumaren Camp

Altitude: circa 5,000ft

This morning there will be an optional light walking safari before breakfast. The middle of the day will likely be hot and is best used for rest and relaxation. It is advisable to bring a good book with you to read and there are also excursions and visits that can be arranged as part of your stay. In the afternoon there is the chance to enjoy another walk or one of a variety of activities available at Tumaren Camp (see inclusions).

DAY 4

Karisia Walking Safaris - Luxury Mobile Camp

Altitude: circa 5,000ft

Today, the morning is yours to spend at leisure with a selection of Tumaren Camp's activities available to you. After lunch, depart the camp on a walking safari. The walk will end at an exciting luxury mobile camp on the banks of a river in the heart of the Laikipia wilderness. This evening, gather around a table for a bush dinner under the stars.

DAY 5

Safari Series Camp

Altitude: circa 6,400ft

Waking up to the sounds of the African bush is absolutely our favorite way to start the day. Once the group is awake, enjoy a delicious bush breakfast overlooking the river. There will be the opportunity to shower and change before departing by road in a group vehicle to the Safari Series Camp at the Lolldaiga Hills conservancy. At Safari Series there will be the opportunity to explore the area on foot or in the camp's classic LandRovers. This part of Laikipia is one of the region's most beautiful landscapes with the chance for some light walking as well as a choice of other wildlife-focused activities.

DAY 6 & 7

Safari Series Camp

Altitude: circa 6,400ft

Days 6 & 7 are both yours to spend at leisure with a selection of activities available from camp. With the race drawing nearer, you may wish to take the opportunity for some downtime. Light guided walking is available for those who wish to keep "ticking over" but there is also the chance to explore the area while resting your legs on exciting and scenic game drives.

DAY 8

Depart

After breakfast, you will proceed in a group transfer to the town of Nanyuki. This stop is the perfect opportunity to get any last supplies you require for the race. In Nanyuki, there is a good selection of places to eat lunch (not included). From town, you will continue on by road to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy where the For Rangers Ultra-marathon start camp is located. 

 

ACCOMMODATION

DAY 1

DAY 2 & 3

DAY 4

DAY 5,6 & 7

TAMARIND TREE HOTEL

TUMAREN CAMP

LUXURY MOBILE CAMP

SAFARI SERIES

DAY 1

TAMARIND TREE HOTEL

Tamarind Tree Hotel’s ideal location is just 5 kms to the southwest of Nairobi. The city is easily accessible from the hotel as is Nairobi National Park (excursions to the park not included) and neighboring Wilson Airport.

 

The nearby Langata and Karen suburbs are among the liveliest and most popular in Nairobi with world-class shopping malls and excellent restaurants. The hotel boasts fabulous amenities and fantastic service. Tamarind Tree acts as the ideal stop-over for international travellers beginning their visit to Kenya.

INCLUSIONS

Accommodation - Standard Room

Breakfast

Swimming pool

Fitness Centre

Entrance to the Tamarind Tree Hotel, Nairobi
Entrance to the Tamarind Tree Hotel, Nairobi

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Hotel lobby
Hotel lobby

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Standard Room
Standard Room

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Entrance to the Tamarind Tree Hotel, Nairobi
Entrance to the Tamarind Tree Hotel, Nairobi

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View from the tents
View from the tents

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Giraffe sightings on walks
Giraffe sightings on walks

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Excitement every day!
Excitement every day!

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View from the tents
View from the tents

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DAY 2 & 3

KARISIA WALKING SAFARIS
TUMAREN CAMP

Tumaren Camp is a beautiful tented safari camp on the scenic grasslands of eastern Laikipia. The camp specializes in walking safaris and is in the ideal location for wildlife viewing. Giraffes are often found browsing around the camp and there is a myriad of other species populating the wider wilderness.

 

There is a variety of other activities on offer during your stay such as camel rides, rock climbing, game drives, and more. At 5,000 ft, Tumaren Camp is an excellent introduction to Laikipia’s altitude for those running the For Rangers Ultra Marathon.

INCLUSIONS

Full Board accommodation

All drinks (except champagne) 

Guided walking safaris

Camel riding

Game drives

Rock climbing

Community visits

Conservancy fees

 
 

DAY 4

KARISIA WALKING SAFARIS
LUXURY MOBILE CAMP

Karisia Walking Safaris mobile camp is a pop-up luxury camp located in the heart of Laikipia's eastern wilderness. The camp is a great base from which to enjoy walking safaris with staff and guides included.

INCLUSIONS

Accommodation

All meals

All drinks (except Champagne),

Guided walks

Camel treks

Conservation fees

Views from the mobile tents
Views from the mobile tents

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Incredible wildlife!
Incredible wildlife!

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Hi there!
Hi there!

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Views from the mobile tents
Views from the mobile tents

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PRICE & INCLUSIONS

Per adult (sharing): £4,059

Single Supplement: £529

(3 spaces per group available)

INCLUDED

All accommodation as listed

All meals and drinks (Tumaren Camps and Safari Series Camp)

Breakfast - Tamarind Tree

All Drinks (excl. premium brands & champagne)

Daily activities as listed under properties

All necessary road transfers between camps/ lodges(private vehicle)

Nairobi Wilson to Tumaren Camp flight

Airport transfers

Transfer to start of For Rangers Ultra-Marathon

Conservation fees

AMREF cover

Laundry

EXCLUDED

International flights

Visas

Gratuities

PCR test for departure (Paid locally)

Items of a personal nature

Lunch, dinner and drinks - Tamarind Tree

Services not mentioned in inclusions

Single supplement

 
 

DAY 5, 6 & 7

SAFARI SERIES CAMP

Safari Series Camp is a traditional tented safari camp in the beautiful Lolldaiga Hills private conservancy in Laikipia. The camp enjoys views of the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya and is located in the heart of the bush overlooking a watering hole often visited by the area’s wildlife.

 

At Safari Series there is the opportunity to enjoy guided walking safaris and game drives with a plethora of wildlife to go in search of including lions, leopards, elephants, and more. Game drives from Safari Series Camp are done in beautifully restored vintage Series I and II LandRovers for the classic safari experience. You may also wish to visit Maasai elders to learn about leadership, courage, and traditions during your visit.  

INCLUSIONS

Accommodation 

All meals

All drinks (excl. premium brands)

Conservation fees

Activities

Transfer from Lolldaiga Hills to Lewa (race start) via Nanyuki

 
 
Sundowners by the fire
Sundowners by the fire

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Tents with bathrooms
Tents with bathrooms

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Game drives
Game drives

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Sundowners by the fire
Sundowners by the fire

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