Athletics Training in Kenya & Sport Safaris
Athlete Training in Kenya
In an age when Kenyan long distance running stars have turned the international circuit into a national fiefdom, it is no longer difficult to find Kenya on the world map.
This fertile ground for the development of world beating athletes has created an international phenomenon, as many runners across the world seek to come and discover the source of Kenya’s athletic prowess. Several high altitude training camps in the Great Rift Valley and Central Kenya attract many international athletes, yearning to share in a little of that which builds Kenya’s runners.
Nothing will be better to enhance your chances of becoming a legend by training in a selection of high altitude camps with powerful practical coaches and hot-footed challengers. These state of the art camps provide everything an athlete needs for training. Quality accommodation, conference facilities, a modern gymnasium, swimming pools, a good training ground, a library and a well managed diet are all at the disposal of the athletes.
Some camps like that set up by Lorna Kiplagat (a Kenyan-Dane) specialize in training women. This is a way of remembering where she came from and also as a way of giving back to the society to ensure continuity of high achievers especially women. There is something for everyone; some camps specialize on youthful talent. Where do you think you fit? Kindly let us know we will take you there.
Safari, Training & Beach
We will help you get to the camp and arrange for you to be accommodated and trained. In addition, as you prepare for your challenges or even after, we will arrange for you a memorable tour to another of what Kenya is known for - wonderful game parks teeming with wildlife, sanctuaries and private conservancies that promote this cause and later (after training) a relaxation at Kenya's sandy beaches of the South Coast, Mombasa, North Coast, Watamu-Malindi-Lamu-Kiwayu or even Zanzibar.
Sample Itinerary for Athletic Training Tour
Day 1: Arrival - Meet and Greet Services
You are met and assisted at the airport and eventually transfered to a suitable Nairobi hotel to relax after the long flight. Depending on the time of your arrival, your meals will be made available. Overnight at hotel
Day 2: Masai Mara
Depart Nairobi for Masai Mara, Africa's gem of the wildlife safari. Drive into the Great Rift Valley Floor with scenic brief stops at designated stops. Arrive in Masai Mara at your lodge or tented camp in time for lunch. Relax after lunch in preparation for an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at lodge
Day 3: Masai Mara
Enjoy the morning game drive after breakfast and later tour a Maasai Cultural Village before driving back to lodge for hot lunch. After a dip in the pool or whatever pleases at the moment, be ready for an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at lodge
Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park
Dawn game drive. Breakfast, check out and drive out to Lake National Park. Arrive at lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon game drives. Dinner and overnight at lodge
Day 5: High Altitude Training Camp (HATC), Iten
After breakfast we take a journey of about 2.5 hrs from Nakuru to Iten. The distance is about 165 kms. Lunch will be served. Depending on how relaxed you may be, begin to enjoy the facilities in preparation for your training schedule and briefing.
Day 6-19: Two weeks of Intensive Training & Practice
The facilities at HATC have been improved and new rooms built. The 2012 is the Olympics season and has attracted many top athletes from all over the world, including triathletes. Expect to be trained by accomplished coaches.
Day 20-23: Iten-Eldoret-Mombasa
Depart Iten at the end of your training for Eldoret, catch a flight to Mombasa for a 4 day, 3 nights coastal break.
Day 24: Flight Home:
Fly back to Nairobi and your are booked into a day room in preparation for your connecting flight home.
End of tour