One of the most scenic marathons in the world makes for a sensational start to an African Safari holiday. Run Victoria Falls Marathon, spend time at the Falls before going on an exciting safari into Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park, Hwange National Park or Zambia and Botswana. Talk to the experts today to plan your marathon holiday to Africa.
Developed in conjunction with the National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe, the Victoria Falls Marathon race is an AIMS (Association of International Marathon and Distance Races) registered event.
The marathon race provides a platform for both local and international runners to pit themselves against the best! The marathon race route is fast and relatively flat and is well supported by regular water points and cooling down sections, all ably managed by the sponsors.
A full 42.2km marathon race, 21.2km half marathon run and a 5km fun run is available. The marathon race route starts at the Kingdom hotel then crosses over the Vic Falls Bridge, briefly into Zambia offering the social runner some of the most spectacular scenery in Africa and ends at the Victoria Falls primary school.
Besides the breathtaking landscapes, you will encounter on the marathon race there is plenty more to do and see. Known as the adventure centre of Africa, for good reason, the Victoria Falls has a wealth of activities available!
You deserve a dream safari holiday after your run. We can tailor make something to suit your needs by combining the marathon race with some rafting, canoeing, boat cruising, game viewing, an elephant back safari or even a bungee jump!
Safaris in neighbouring Botswana and Zambia are also ideal and great specials are often available.
Talk to the experts today at Encompass Africa who can furnish you with details of safaris in the surrounding region and make all your travel arrangements for you. In addition, there are daily flights from Johannesburg to the falls, which makes linking from international flightsto the region easy.