Welcome to Kyaninga Lodge, Uganda - the base for your African adventure:

Your trip - What To Expect

“I may be back in the UK but I left my heart in Uganda, truly the best experience I’ve ever been a part of!!! I’ve met the most amazing people ever and it’s an adventure I’ll never forget!”  
— Jana P - 2017

Your seven days in rural Uganda will be the most unique of your life. And in the most beautiful setting imaginable. We've put together a few experiences we don't want you to miss - think safaris, time with the charity and...oh, the most challenging race you've ever run - alongside lots of time to take in the incredible Marathon HQ, Kyaninga Lodge, and all the fun and fancy facilities it offers up.

Every year we count ourselves the luckiest event because of the amazing people we have taking part. Get ready to meet and mingle with some like-minded beauties who are as adventurous as you!

Scroll through the amazing experiences waiting for you:


How about some inspiration for your free time at the lodge...

DATES 2019

Arrival: Tuesday 19th November
Cocktail & Sunset night: Wednesday 20th
Adventure day: Thursday 21st
Race day: Saturday 23rd
Departure: Monday 25th

See the whole itinerary >>

What's Included

  • Entry to the full marathon, half marathon, 10k or 5k race

  • Six nights in your chosen accommodation

  • Airport transfers from and to Entebbe Airport (at designated times only)

  • All meals - including finish line hog roast

  • Dedicated ground team to look after you during your whole stay

  • Use of all facilities at Kyaninga Lodge (see below)

  • Welcome drink on arrival

  • Technical race t-shirt

  • Unique brass race medal made by local craftsman Albert

  • Water and bananas on race course

  • Regular shuttle service into the local town

  • The race place for one local runner

  • Lifelong friends and the experience of a lifetime!

Map of Rift HQ

What's Not Included

  • Flights

  • Drinks including bottled water (except during the race)

  • Transfers other than at designated times

  • Adventure day experience (an add-on to the basic price)

Accommodation & Prices

All four accommodation options are based at the incredible Kyaninga Lodge. We have exclusive access to the Kyaninga site and all facilities for your whole trip (apart from race day when we'll be joined by other runners, adding to the camaraderie and atmosphere). See the site map to get to know where you'll be staying, the facilities include:

  • Swimming pool

  • Tennis and badminton courts

  • Marked walks (crater lake walk and forest walk)

  • Kayaks for the lake

  • Pontoon for sunbathing and yoga

  • Two bars

  • Sun terraces and loungers

  • Shuttle into the local town of Fort Portal for shopping and exploring

10% DISCOUNT FOR our 2016, 2017 and 2018 RUNNERS

Camping Uganda, Marathon HQ

Camping - bring your own tent: 

Book your place for a deposit of just £199pp. Remaining balance due Sept 2019.

The campsite has beautiful views reaching across valleys and distant villages. There is a purpose built WC and shower block on site. All meals and drinks will be at the HQ building (see map) for all runners to enjoy together. Gadgets can also be charged in the HQ, it's a good idea to bring a battery pack too.

Get ready to stay at the most beautiful and fun-filled campsite ever!

En-Suite Cottage: 
£865pp based on 2 sharing | £1025pp single occupancy

Book your place for a deposit of just £199pp. Remaining balance due Sept 2019.

These newly built en-suite cottages look out over the valleys and villages of western Uganda. Enjoy sunrises right from the comfort of your bed through the panoramic windows. You're just a two minute walk from the HQ building (see map) which is the centre of all the action, including the food and bar!

En-Suite Luxury Safari Tent
£905pp based on 2 sharing | £1095pp single occupancy

Book your place for a deposit of just £199pp. Remaining balance due Sept 2019.

Stay in a luxury safari tent overlooking Kyaninga Crater Lake and the Rwenzori Mountains - this may be the best view you've ever woken up to.
Each tent has wooden furniture, an en-suite bathroom and everything you need for a luxurious and comfortable stay.

En-Suite Log Cabin: 
£1455pp based on 2 sharing | £1995pp single occupancy

Book your place for a deposit of just £299pp. Remaining balance due Sept 2019.

Possibly Uganda's most luxurious lodge - there's a reason it's usually $770 a night! Stay in one of Kyaninga's nine cabins with views across the lake to the mountains beyond. Watch sunrise from one balcony and sunset from another. Each hand built en-suite cabin is reached by its own private staircase. The lodge's bar, lounge, pool, terraces and spa are on your doorstep - where a relaxing massage is waiting for you.