The Uganda Marathon is a 7-day adventure in beautiful, rural Africa. Whilst the marathon is the culmination of this amazing experience, the real uniqueness of this event comes from the week spent engaging with projects and the local communities that the marathon supports.

During this amazing week, you’ll need somewhere to lay your weary head, and we have a couple of different options that you can choose for accommodation during the week long trip:


The Athletes’ Village

If you choose either the African Glamping, Camping or Athletes’ Village accommodation packages then you’ll find yourself here, in the beautiful Athletes’ Village setting. A location in the centre of Masaka that we take over for the week to turn into Uganda Marathon Athletes’ Village.

With an area designated for camping, and beautiful grounds that is turned into The Glade – with a campfire, hammocks, outside bar, performance stage, and dining area, it’s the perfect place to return to after a day’s exploring and volunteering. The Athletes’ Village is situated on the highest point in Masaka, so you’ll enjoy an incredible 360-degree view of the surrounding areas.

All meals when you book the Glamping, Camping, or Athletes’ Village accommodation options will be eaten in The Glade. We’re also only a short 5 minute walk from the Hotel Plus accommodation option.

The Athlete’s Village site includes:sign post

  • Private rooms with bathroom for everyone booked on the Athletes’ Village package.
  • flushing sit-down toilets and eco-showers for everyone booked on the Glamping and Camping packages.
  • Space for camping tents
  • Hammocks for chilling & snoozing in
  • A campfire that’ll be lit each night
  • A fully stocked bar with soft drinks, alcohol and plenty of Ugandan Waragi
  • A kitchen and eating space where all meals for the week will be served
  • A short walk to Masaka Town, where you can pick up some local food/supplies.

The Athletes’ Village has an incredibly sociable atmosphere and is a great option for staying with us in Uganda. Experience wonderful rural Africa, with enough amenities to make your stay comfortable.


This is the most basic package to take part in the Uganda Marathon and has you camping in the beautiful grounds of The Athletes’ Village.



You will have space to pitch your tent within the campsite area and you’ll be allocated toilet and shower facilities. All meals, activities and access to The Glade are included. If you are a seasoned camper or festival goer then this is a great option for you to choose!

African Glamping

We have released a brand new package for The Uganda Marathon 2019. Stay on the beautiful grounds of the Athletes’ Village in a proper African Safari Tent.

You’ll stay within the beautiful grounds of The Athletes’ Village in a proper African Safari Tent.

Along with your very roomy deluxe tent (you can stand up and walk around in it!), which you’ll share with one other like-minded adventurer, you will be provided with a real bed – complete with mattress – all your bedding, and all the home essentials and touches you need to experience a totally new and unique camping experience on the Equator.

You’ll also have access to communal toilets & showers, alongside the other campers at the Athletes’ Village. Everything else about your experience will be the same – making a massive difference to people that need it most, running in the race of a lifetime, the massive communal dinners and campfire experience that makes this adventure so special.

You’ll just be spending the night in one of the most unique and cool accommodation options available.

Athletes’ Village

The Athletes’ Village package has you stay in the beautiful grounds of The Athletes’ Village, beneath a roof and four walls. You’ll be given a private room, with bathroom, a double bed, and full access to the Athletes’ Village grounds.



If you choose this option and would like to share a room, then make sure you let us know.

The Hotel Plus Upgrade


We have partnered with the best hotel in Masaka to offer you a Uganda Marathon package filled with luxuries. This beautiful 4-star hotel has comfortable rooms with full en-suite bathrooms, satellite TV, and 24 hours room service.

The hotel facilities include a bar & restaurant, outdoor pool, gym and sunbathing area. It’s set in a beautiful, traditional Ugandan building and has lush green gardens, you’ll be very comfortable staying here.

Hotel Plus

The Hotel Plus option is for people who want to come to Uganda for an adventure but like a bit of luxury in life. You’ll enjoy all the facilities of the hotel, an ensuite, and a huge bed! The hotel is beautiful and luxurious, with secluded seating areas within the grounds, an outdoor swimming pool, bar & restaurant, and it is situated within a 5-minute walk of the marathon start line (good for a post-race shower!).

Whilst you will be sleeping away from the Athlete’s Village, this does not mean you’ll be missing out on anything. There will be regular transports to take you to and from The Athletes’ Village or you can walk there in around 5-10 minutes. You’ll still do all the same group activities and experience the incredible camaraderie around the campfire!

If you are keen to come for the Uganda Marathon and want to do it in style then this is a perfect option for you. Experience Uganda in its fullest, but have a comfy bed and your own bathroom to return to each night.

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