Rwanda on the Run

If you can walk in Rwanda, you can run in Rwanda. This is the ultimate running holiday.

 

Our Rwanda on the Run itinerary is for those who run simply for the love of running – no start banners or timed events, just you and miles and miles of beautiful, remote trails. Running is the new frontier of active travel. Engagement with local communities while running is remarkably more rewarding than it is while biking or walking. It seems that a hundred cheering souls recognize both the sport of what you are doing and the clear pleasure you derive from it.

We cover the icons of Rwanda, but running offers the chance to cover more ground and to get under the skin of the country. From the forests of the volcanoes to the shores of Lake Kivu, we encounter rural villages, small farmsteads and tea plantations. Along the lake shore our routes take us past coffee plantations and washing stations. And the climax is an exclusive marathon over the watershed of the Nile and Congo Rivers.

This is operated as a custom trip but keep a look out for scheduled small group departures in 2021.

 

If running holidays are what keep you travelling, take a look at some of our other running itineraries.

8 Nights
from USD 4200 pp sharing
max 10 people

Highlights

Run
a thousand hills
High Five
a thousand hands
Explore
remote hilltops and inlets
Taste
brochette, Primus, tea, coffee
Access
remote areas of national parks .. on foot

Experiences

Please contact us for a detailed itinerary!
  • HOTELS & LODGES

    Active Africa offers a selection of preferred hotels and lodges that are designed to fit your budget and travel style.  However, often there are many places where we travel where options are very limited, or where we feel either the location or the experience offered by a particular property is quintessential to the experience, in which case we use these properties across both Premium and Classic itineraries.

    Premium

    Our Premium range of properties offer a stylishly unique African take on modern lodgings. From city hotels to countryside lodges, think African chic with expansive rooms, slick service, creative cuisine, engaging wine lists, high thread counts, and all the other modern conveniences associated with the luxury lodging experience.

    Classic

    Often selected more for their regional character and location than as a cost-effective alternative, our Classic range of properties tick all the boxes associated with good lodgings.  Expect great service, character filled comfortable rooms and delicious locally sourced meals to weave a common theme, while the stunning African landscape elevates your stay from the memorable to the sublime.

  • PRICING

    Premium priced from USD 9200.00 per person sharing

    Classic priced from USD 4200.00 per person sharing

  • WHAT’S INCLUDED

    Premium Itineraries

    • Private 4×4 vehicle for the duration of the experience, including fuel & tolls.
    • Dedicated service of professional trip crew: Active Africa Trip Leader/host, local English-speaking, professional driver/guide, experienced local running guides.
    • Welcome cocktails and trip briefing on arrival night.
    • 5 nights Premium & 2 nights Classic & 1 night Basic grade accommodation on a per person sharing basis
    • All meals, hot beverages and bottled water.
    • All entrance fees, national park fees and activity costs.
    • General Hosting (bottled mineral water on activities & vehicles, activity associated refreshments and snacks, minor incidental costs while touring)
    • Hotel porterage, event, local guide & meal gratuities as applicable
    • Meal & accommodation per diems for the trip crew.
    • Airport transfers on arrival and departure

     

    Classic Itineraries

    • Private 4×4 vehicle for the duration of the experience, including fuel & tolls.
    • Active Africa-approved local English-speaking, professional driver/guide, experienced local running guides.
    • Welcome cocktails and trip briefing on arrival night.
    • 7 nights Classic & 1 night Basic grade accommodation on a per person sharing basis
    • All meals, including hot beverages and bottled water.
    • All entrance fees, national park fees and activity costs.
    • Bottled mineral water on activities & vehicles
    • Meal & accommodation per diems for the guide.
    • Airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • ACTIVITY LEVEL

    This trip is graded Hard to Challenging and is aimed at travelers with an existing fitness base for running – the distances vary between 10km /6 miles and 25km /15.5 miles per day, building up to the option of a 42km /26 miles forest marathon at the end of the trip.

    Large sections of the route are often unsupported and as a result, guests need to be reasonably self-sufficient to get the best from the experience. In addition, note that both the Volcanoes National Park and Nyungwe National Park are at an altitude of above 2000m asl. – participants should be aware of the physical requirements of this experience.

  • BEST MONTHS TO TRAVEL

    This programme is best run between the months of February to March and June to September

  • PRIVATE AND GROUP TRIPS

    All Active Africa Scheduled Departures require a minimum of 4 guests to operate.

    Private Departures operate on a minimum of 2 guests and are tailored to your specific requirements.

     

     

     

     

  • YOU SHOULD KNOW
    • We do not include primate tracking in this itinerary, but private departures can be modified to include gorilla and/or chimp tracking.
    • In the current format, this programme is not suitable for children under the age of 18.
    • We cannot control the weather – this is an outdoor, nature based itinerary and indoor alternatives are limited, if non-existent. Come prepared to be take on the elements if the weather is not playing fair.

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