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:
Standard Athletes’ Village
If you choose either the Camping or Standard Athletes’ Village packages then you’ll find yourself in an accommodation atop a hill, with a beautiful 360-degree view of Masaka. This accommodation is situated at the highest point in the centre of Masaka with beautiful grounds that are turned into The Glade – a relaxation area, complete with campfire, hammocks, outside bar, performance stage, and dining area. It’s the perfect place to return to after a day’s exploring and volunteering.
All meals when you book the Camping or Standard Athletes’ Village accommodation options will be eaten in The Glade. We’re also only a short 5-minute walk from the Premium Athletes’ Village accommodation.
The Athlete’s Village site includes:
- 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.
Standard Athletes’ Village Package
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 Glade.
If you choose this option and would like to share a room, then make sure you let us know.
Premium Athletes’ Village
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 extremely comfortable staying here.
Premium Athletes’ Village
The Premium Athletes’ Village package 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!).
If you choose the Premium Athletes’ Village package then you will also have full access to The Glade – the relaxation area in the Standard Athletes’ Village. There will be regular transports to take you to and from The Glade, or you can walk there in around 5-10 minutes. This means that you’ll have all the luxury amenities of The Premium Athletes’ Village, as well as being able to sit around the campfire in the Standard Athletes’ Village.
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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