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Serengeti Girls Run Safaris with a purpose

This all-women run across the Serengeti wilderness aims to raise funds and awareness for girl and women empowerment programs in Tanzania, through the non-profit Grumeti Fund. These programs are specifically aimed at providing opportunities for women in conservation, local commerce and community leadership.

2019 Package:

  • Travel dates: 25 - 30 October 2019
  • 5 nights at Singita Sabora Tented Camp, hosted by Singita and the Grumeti Fund
  • Daily game drives, wilderness runs (up to 21km per day)
  • All meals and beverages (excluding French Champagne)
  • All activities, including a chance to interact with the conservation teams and see their work in action
  • Laundry service
  • WiFi

Pricing for the all-inclusive 5-night package (including Grumeti Air flights), plus a tax-deductible donation to fund girl's empowerment and leadership programs in the Serengeti:

Striving Towards a Common Goal

A look back at the 2018 inaugural event:

In October 2018, Singita and the Grumeti Fund partnered to host the inaugural Serengeti Girls Run in Tanzania.

Runners of all levels joined this once-in-a-lifetime event that demonstrated the strength and determination of the women involved, as well as the capacity for all of us to achieve more when we work together.

Day One

The international participants were welcomed at the Singita Grumeti airstrip and had a chance to meet their fellow runners. The rest of the day was spent settling in at Singita Explore, the private-use camp on the plains of the Serengeti which would be their base for the next five nights, getting to know each other and seeing some of the reserve on a sunset game drive.

The relaxed spaces outside Singita Explore’s tents are perfect for recharging in-between runs
Game drives are always an adventure at Singita Grumeti

Day Two

On their second day at Singita Grumeti, the women got the chance to stretch their legs on a solidarity “fun run” with girls from the local community. Hundreds of high school girls arrived for inspiring empowerment talks and a 3km run through the village with the participants, followed by a career fair where the participants could share their inspiring stories with the girls.

Another game drive, a wholesome meal and an early night then awaited the runners as they prepared for day three; the start of the main event.

The runners and local girls join together for a united cause

Day Three to Five

At sunrise on the third day of the trip, the nine participants watched the start banner being unfurled as they limbered up for the first leg of their journey on foot across the Serengeti.

Each runner selected their own pace and distance, covering up to 30 km per day. They were accompanied all the way by game scouts from the Grumeti Fund anti-poaching unit.

The run offered the participants a truly unique wildlife experience, not just because of exciting big game sightings, but also with the sheer number of plains game like zebra, wildebeest and giraffe found along the route, who watched curiously as the runners went by.

The participants, all ready and raring to go
Each evening, when the running had finished for the day and the participants had enjoyed a restful afternoon or an expertly-guided game drive, they gathered around the fire at Singita Explore to share their incredible stories from the day.
Unforgettable memories

Developing this kind of bond with each other mirrors the purpose of the experience at Singita Explore, which is designed to bring guests closer to nature and give them the opportunity to find an authentic connection with the landscape and wildlife of this miraculous place. This camp provided a space for the women to connect and unwind; and to charge their batteries for the physical and mental challenges of this remarkable endurance event.

The end of the third day of running was a jubilant occasion as each woman began the final stretch of their epic journey, cresting Koroya Hill and crossing the finish line amidst the excited cheers of support.

Tired but exhilarated, there was a profound sense of achievement for their own accomplishments, as well as what they had contributed to the upliftment of women and girls in rural Tanzania.

The group celebrated that evening with a special dinner out on the plains, where they were honoured by dancers from the local community.

Day Six

On the final day, before departing in the afternoon, the participants paid a visit to the Grumeti Fund Joint Operations Centre, where they met the elite anti-poaching task force - the operations team running the EarthRanger and the highly-trained canine unit.

Here, they learned about the 165 dedicated staff members who protect, manage and monitor the Singita Grumeti concessions, and deal with conservation issues like poaching, illegal resource extraction and human-wildlife conflict within neighboring communities.

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