Fun Weekend Plan? Run in the Wild

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This week on Yululate we have been talking about staying healthy and fit. We observed the international day of yoga by sharing some of the benefits of yoga. We also suggested gyms and studios that offer yoga and other fitness activities. So far we feel pretty good about our contribution in helping you lead a healthier and fit lifestyle. We are not done. Yes, we are on a roll and our next suggestion is not only fun, it’s a chance to exercise. How about a run in the wild? It’s the Lewa Marathon people!!

Image of the Lewa Marathon Poster

Lewa Marathon (Image credit-Safaricom.com)

On Saturday (25th June), all roads lead to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Laikipia for the annual Lewa Marathon. We think it’s the perfect weekend plan and you should get in on it. Join hundreds of marathon enthusiasts for a run through one of the most beautiful sceneries in Africa. The best part is, you don’t even have to be an athlete to participate.

Image of people running in the Lewa Marathon

Hundreds turn up for the Lewa Marathon every year. (Google Images)

The Lewa Marathon is organized by the Tusk Trust and sponsored by Safaricom. The event aims to raise funds for conservation efforts and education and community projects in Kenya. So how about it folks, fancy a run for a good cause?

Lewa conservancy is home to rhinos, elephants, zebras, giraffes, buffalos and so many more animals. Imagine running or walking alongside the big five animals. If you are a scaredy-cat (pun intended), let us assure you that there will be plenty of security so there won’t be any confrontation with the animals.

Run alongside the big five at the Lewa Marathon. (Google Images)

Run alongside the big five at the Lewa Marathon. (Google Images)

If you aren’t convinced yet, let us tell you of the stunning views that will greet you as you participate in the Lewa Marathon. There is the gorgeous view provided by Mount Kenya in the south and the breath taking views of Samburu and Mount Ololokwe towards the North.  The marathon kicks off at 7 am and ends at noon. That leaves plenty of time for you to take in other tourist attractions in Laikipia and Nanyuki.

The conservancy is home to endangered black rhinos, lions, elephants, leopards and many more animals. These alongside the stunning view of vast Ol Pejeta plains makes it an awesome place to visit while you are in Laikipia.

Image of the view of Ol Pejeta conservancy.Spend some time at the conservancy after the race.

Gorgeous view at the Ol Pejeta conservancy.

You can also visit the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, home to orphaned and abused chimpanzees rescued from all over Africa. In the spirit of conservancy which is what the Lewa Marathon is about, we suggest you check out Ol Pejeta.

After the Lewa Marathon you can check into this affordable hotel and get a front row view of Mount Kenya in all its glory. Your down time after the marathon should be spent in a serene and lovely environment. Nanyuki Simba Lodge is the place for you. Enjoy their superb rooms and suites as well as an awesome bar and restaurant.

Image of Kicheche Laikipia Camp. Its a lovely place to spend after the Lewa Marathon

Kicheche Laikipia Camp is beautiful (Image credit-chelipeacock.com)

This bush camp is located at the Ol Pejeta conservancy. Enjoy their first class food and service as you take in breathtaking sunsets and sunrise, majestic animals and birds and beautiful plains. Alongside the experience of the Lewa Marathon, we can guarantee that your stay at Kicheche Laikipia Camp will be something you won’t forget soon.

We hope we’ve sold you on making the Lewa Marathon your weekend plan. Browse through other activities and attractions you can indulge in while there on our food and Travel Page.  Happy weekending.

Zeddy Kosgei
Zeddy Kosgei
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