International Marathon Zanzibar Bwejuu-Makunduchi

Let's go east: We will extend the West African Marathon Challenge to East Africa. Zanzibar is a a great spot to run.


This is the first Int'l Marathon on Zanzibar. We will run the white beaches of coral sand and rocks between Bwejuu and Makunduchi on the south east coast of Unguja. Unguja is the main island of the Zanzibar archipelago. The way back to Bwejuu will follow paved and unpaved roads. We will cross an intresting archaeological site (a cave in the coral reef limestone) and the villages of Jambiani and Paje before finishing in the tropical garden of Mustaphas Place in Bwejuu. 


Contact me (Christof) via email:


Thursday, 6th September 2018, Start 06:00h

 Low Tide 06:48 AM (we run the first 20 KM on the beach)


Fotos: Marathon-Guesthouse Mustaphas Place


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..the prototype of both finisher medals



..the statement from our guesthouse:

"...Welcome to Paradise

Mustapha's is NOT about hot water and television, it is NOT about hot tubs and tennis courts, it IS about the luxury of nature. If you want to wake up in a coral-walled bungalow, surrounded by vibrant bougainvillea and fragrant frangipani, and walk down to the breathtaking turquoise ocean and soft white sands of Bwejuu beach, then come to Mustapha's.

Our rooms, restaurant and bar are funky, comfortable and original, and there’s always a good mix of travellers from all the countries of the world and locals who enjoy the relaxed ambience of Mustapha's. If you like to meet new people, exchange ideas and experience the real Zanzibar, this is the place for you.

Dreamt up by Mustapha almost a decade ago, and brought into reality by him and his close friend Culture, now managing the place, this is one of the most long-standing hotels in the area. It is also one of the few that is both locally owned and managed. Popular with everyone who likes a rustic local vibe – backpackers, families, honeymooners and older travellers – the only rule is that you must relax... Karibu! .."


no fear, there is hot water at the showers :-) Hakuna matata


Map Zanzibar Bwejuu-Makunduchi

Fotos Zanzibar Bwejuu-Track

GPX Track