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 2018

Arrival: Tuesday 27th November
Cocktail & Sunset night: Wednesday 28th Nov
Adventure day: Thursday 29th Nov
Race day: Saturday 1st December
Departure: Monday 3rd Dec

What's Included

  • Entry to the full marathon, half marathon (Saturday) or 10k (Sunday)
  • Six nights in your chosen accommodation
  • Airport transfers from and to Entebbe Airport (at designated times only)
  • All meals - including finish line hog roast
  • Use of all facilities at Kyaninga Lodge (see below)
  • A welcome drink on arrival
  • Technical race t-shirt
  • Unique handmade race medal
  • Water & electrolytes on race course
  • Regular shuttle service into the local town
  • Any profit from your entry is donated to the Kyaninga Child Development Centre

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)
  • Souvenirs

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
  • Spa with plunge pool, sauna, weights room and relaxation terrace
  • Tennis 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


Camping Uganda, Marathon HQ

Camping - bring your own tent: 

Book your place for a deposit of just $120pp. Remaining balance due end of August 2018.

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: 
$1099pp based on 2 sharing
$1139pp single occupancy

Book your place for a deposit of just $120pp. Remaining balancedue end of August 2018.

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!

Glamping View, Running the Rift, Uganda Marathon

$1259pp based on 2 sharing
$1709pp single occupancy

Book your place for a deposit of just $120pp. Remaining balance due end of August 2018.

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. Newly built (to Kyaninga Lodge's very high standards) WCs and showers are awaiting you, as are lockers (with charging points inside) to keep your valuables secure.
Each tent has hand-carved wooden furniture and everything you need for a luxurious and comfortable stay.

Note: the safari tents will be brand new and as such we've no photos of them in situ.

Luxury Marathon Lodge, Uganda

En Suite Log Cabin: 
$2119pp based on 2 sharing
$2789pp single occupancy

Book your place for a deposit of just $120pp. Remaining balance due end of August 2018.

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.
Guests staying here can choose to eat in the Lodge, in the main HQ building with the other runners - or a mix of both.

Map of Marathon HQ