Serengeti Safari Marathon Week.
The event includes a number of activities far from the races and this is in the efforts to promote the welfare of the people of Lake Zone especially Simiyu and Mara Regions. These activities are spicing up this event and also push the awareness of the surrounding communities to the next level.
Below are the activities which will be conducted during the 2022 event.
Running: this is the major activity of this event whereby it attracts a number of runners every year from all over the world to come and run inside Serengeti National Park and The Great Lake Victoria. There is a huge motivation of Tanzanians as of recent years to use marathons as their gear for being fit health wise. To participate in any marathon, you need quite a good time to exercise hence taking care of their health. SSM being a unique sports-tourism event, it’s taping this particular interest and sue it to boost domestic and international tourism in Tanzania and success have been recorded in the past three (3) years.
SSM Tourism Fair: this is an exhibition which is organised by Serengeti Safari Marathon to promote domestic tourism and activate more the Lake Zone business and trading opportunities. It’s a platform for Government, Lake Zone Regions, Organisations, Companies, Social groups and individuals to showcase what they have to share with opportunity seekers from all over the world. This idea was developed by the Organisers after observed different new businesses from the event participants emerging. It’s a clear fact that a huge number of the participants are coming from a well exposed and business-oriented experiences who need to see and understand all the available opportunities in the Lake Zone Regions.
Conservation Talk: a number of efforts are in place to promote conservation in all protected areas including Serengeti National Park. Conservationists are always attending this event and be given an opportunity to talk and educate the surrounding communities as well as the rest of the participants from all corners of Tanzania and world in general. De-snaring project under Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) will give a talk on the progress and future plans of the project.
After Party: runners and fans always need to have fun after such a huge achievement of running couple of kilometres in the morning. This is a platform for social and business networking for all participants. The Party will happen on the evening of 13th November 2022 at Bunda Town. Famous Bongo Fleva Artists and Comedians will spice up the night together with a Superb DJ.