ExPats working in Central East Africa who wish to take part in the Rwamagna Marathon may enter for a reduced entry fee of £25.
This is because many ExPats who work in Rwanda are frequently on low wages, and in many cases are volunteers and would not be able to afford the full entry fees of £150.
Msaada trusts entrants to be honest with regard to payment of the correct entry fee, as any funds raised by this event go to assist vulnerable families in the Eastern Province.
Full details of the Msaada project can be found at www.msaada.org.
Optional runners' package
For participants who would like an organised package, Rwandan tour consultant, Paul Ruganintwari, offers the following for $1,020 (based on two people sharing. Larger groups can receive additional discounts):
Flights are not included
Tuesday 12 February
Mid morning: Collection at Kigali International airport
Welcome lunch at the Mille Collines Hotel (Hotel Rwanda)
Visit genocide museum
Transfer to Rwamagana
Wednesday 13 February
Visit local school (Limited numbers so first people to sign up can avail of this option)
Thursday 14 February
Visit town, market, and sample local life in Rwamagana
Friday 15 February
All day visit to Akagera Game Park
Saturday 16 February
Free day to prepare for marathon
Sunday 17 February
Monday 18 February
Transfer to Kigali for flights home
The price includes
4x4 car with English speaking driver Guide
Fuel and car insurance
Accommodation at the Dereva hotel based on full board (three meals at the hotel)
Kigali Genocide memorial museum visit with audio guide machine
Welcome lunch at the Mille Collines (aka Hotel Rwanda) on your arrival day
Water while you're in the car
Day trip to Akagera NP with top up roof car with packed lunches and water
Akagera aviation medical insurance service
For those who would like to visit the mountain gorillas in the west of Rwanda, Paul offers and additional 2-day trip which costs $2,030 per person with two sharing. Larger groups will get additional discounts.
Paul Ruganintwari may be contacted on: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: +250 788 356 266 and +256 787 067 939