The annual Victoria Falls Marathon is not only a fitness test (challenging even the most dedicated pavement pounder) but also an unbelievable chance to immerse yourself in the magical Zimbabwean landscape by running right through it. This year’s event takes place on July 1 and gives runners the rare opportunity to run through one of the seven wonders of the natural world and to spot wildlife in Zambezi National Park. There are distances for all abilities: the full marathon is 26 miles, the half marathon is 13 miles and the fun run is 4.7 miles. Stay at the boutique Victoria Falls Safari Club to rest and rejuvenate while your personal butler takes care of your every need.
Victoria Falls Safari Suite from $988 per night, marathon fee from $50, depending on distance. Contact Herbert Muzore, reservations manager, email@example.com, +263 134 3211, africaalbidatourism.com