Welcome to Uganda
Uganda is a land gifted by nature. Winston Churchill once called it ‘the Pearl of Africa’ in recognition of its vast array of riches. It is a country of huge diversity, it is home to the endangered Mountain Gorilla and is a primate paradise. There are 10 National Parks and wildlife areas which play host to Africa’s "Big 7": Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Leopard, Buffalo, plus Gorilla and Chimpanzee.
The Uganda Marathon is entering its 3rd year and is growing steadily, having already become the largest fundraising event in the country. The brainchild of a group of former London City professionals, it is not only a great sporting event but actively supports and engages the local community. It combines 7 days of adventure, volunteering, African music, street parties and a children’s sports day, culminating with the option of running the full marathon (42.2kms), a half marathon (21.1kms) or a 10k run.
The event takes place in and around the town of Masaka, which is 23km south of the equator at an altitude of about 1,150m. This is about a 3 hour drive southwest of the capital of Kampala. It is run mainly off-road on hard baked, red African dirt roads, with a little bit of trail and some tarmac at the start and finish, and several hilly sections, all surrounded by spectacular scenery. Taking place in June means the rainy season has just finished and temperatures are generally around 20-25 degrees.
You can find out much more about the Uganda Marathon by following the link below. But before you do, we want you to consider making the most of your visit to Uganda and enjoy the many other attractions we can make available to you through our parent company Tailormade Africa.
Bucket List Items
Experience a Boat SafariMurchison Falls National Park
Climb the Rwenzori Mountain RangeRwenzori Mountains National Park
Visit East Africa’s Adventure Sport CapitalJinja
Experience a SafariKidepo National Park
Trek Mountain GorillaBwindi Impenetrable Forest
Trek Wild Chimps & Other PrimatesKibale Forest