Tanzania's Northern Safari Circuit includes some of the most famous and remarkable sights in the world, such as the annual Wildebeest Migration and the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater.
Mount Kilimanjaro, towering over the plains of Africa, invites those who enjoy a physical challenge to pit themselves against the mountain. There are several opportunities to do this through the year, as different organisations arrange a Kilimanjaro Marathon, Triathlon or other similar event.
The Kilimanjaro Marathon is a 42.2km run and starts and finishes in Moshi. It is held annually in March (this year it was held on 2nd March 2008) and is officially supported by the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB), the Tanzania Amateur Athletics Association (TAAA), and the International Association of Athletics federation (IAAF). The run begins and ends in Moshi Stadium and the route covers a range of habitats and includes a gentle uphill section on the slopes of Kilimanjaro itself. It is possible to do a half marathon, which also starts and finishes in Moshi Stadium. There are prizes for the first ten places. There is also a short 5km Fun Run for those less energetic souls!
The Mt Kilimanjaro Marathon is held annually in June. The Mt Kilimanjaro Marathon is actually a triathlon, involving for the first time this year a bike race, a marathon and a Kilimanjaro climb. The bike ride, which is 50km long, begins two days before the Kilimanjaro climb. It takes 5 days to climb Mt Kilimanjaro, after which there is one day of rest and relaxation. The final stage of the triathlon is the Mt Kilimanjaro Marathon, run on the last Sunday in June every year. The route is a 10.5km loop which the runners repeat five times, all in and around the base of Kilimanjaro and the town of Moshi.
The cleverly named Kili[MAN]jaro, or Kili-man Adventure Challenge is run in February-March every year. The race is a Kilimanjaro triathlon, involving a two-day bike ride (Kili-bike), a 42.2km Kilimanjaro Marathon, and climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro within 6 days. The Kili-man Adventure Challenge attracts athletes and runners from all over the world, many hoping to add to their Seven Continent Marathon list while maybe adding a Tanzania safari on to their experience.
If you would like to find out more about any of these challenging athletic events, and combine your experience with an action-packed Tanzania safari or a relaxing Zanzibar beach holiday, please contact us.
What people say about us
Some comments from our past clients (Read more)
We had a wonderful trip. Thanks very much to you, Wild Things and to Abbas for putting together such a memorable safari for us.
United Kingdom, Dec 2013
I'd like to say that our entire trip was truly amazing and a great once in a lifetime excursion. Everything was very well setup and we had no problems with any of the trip. Thanks to Wild Things.
United States of America, Jun 2013
I am just emailing to say how amazing the safari was and I would like to thank you, The food was great and we saw so many animals its exceeded our expectations completely.
United Kingdom, Jan 2013
We had an excellent time and the trip was very well planned, the guides (and vehicles) excellent. Thank you very much for arranging it all!
Jackie, David and Sarah
Australia, Oct 2013
I would like to thank you for this wonderful safari we participated to. Everything was perfect! We are very happy and we made all our dreams come true. Abbas was an amazing guide. Thank you very much!
France, Dec 2013
We had a most wonderful safari--thank you! Salim and Yahaya were great. We'll be sure to suggest Wild Things to any friends who may be thinking of visiting Tanzania.
United States of America, Sept 2013
All the Parks visited are really wonderful, especially Ruaha and the "king" Katavi that worth absolutely the long trip (at least in our point of view). Yahaya and Salim are like two friends.
Austria, Jul 2013