Lockdown Edition

Why should you fund this race?

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting different countries at different times, with different intensities, and in different shapes. Tanzania, in Africa, is one of the countries which bases its economy on tourism. Travel bans are affecting wildlife, one of its greatest resources, which has no more funds for conservation and anti-poaching. In addition, without travelers, local communities who live in and around the lodges are suffering, since there aren’t and there will be no tourism for many months.

By running this virtual race, you will support the 63 members of the staff at Ndutu Safari Lodge, more than 350 people of their families, and the conservancy projects we have in place to protect the wildlife. If we can help the family and the business, we will be able to better restart the wildlife tourism economy after COVID-19. The world will look different after this pandemic, and conservation will suffer. But we do not need to see thousands of otherwise successful nature tourism businesses close down. Your help and donations will ensure that the setback from COVID-19 is limited and that wildlife conservation areas and the people who depend on them bounce back as quickly as possible.

v-adventures is proud to promote this 5K Virtual Run Fundraising to support Ndutu Wildlife and People. The GoFundMe platform will collect race fees and donations. The amount will be entirely used to support them and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic, through this period without tourism.

Kope Lions and Ndutu

Ingela Jansson, Director at Kope Lions, is the beneficiary who collects and manages the donations. Ndutu Safari Lodge is a proud partner of Kope Lions, a US 501(c)(3), no-profit organization.

Wildlife and People

Your Race

    • REGISTRATIONS and RACE. Any time, anywhere until September 30th, 2020
    • WINNERS and RANKINGS. The names of the winners will be published on this website and on the Facebook Group, on October 8th, 2020

Join in 2 easy steps

At the end of the form, you will be addressed to the GoFundMe platform, which collects your

NEW Race Fee $10 + Free Donation


    • submit your payment
    • enjoy your race,
    • be social joining our Facebook Group
    • submit your time
    • look for the winners!

How does it work?

A virtual race is a race that can be run or walked from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym, or on the track or even at another race. You get to run this 5K race, at your own pace, and time it yourself.

Prizes: free stays at Ndutu!

Ndutu Safari Lodge

Welcome to Ndutu Safari Lodge, our traditional and authentic safari lodge. Steeped in history and famous for our homely warmth and generous hospitality, Ndutu offers peace, tranquillity and exceptional wildlife viewing throughout the year.

Set in a prominent elevated position above Lake Ndutu in the Serengeti Southwest area of northern Tanzania, Ndutu Safari Lodge is an historic and permanent facility with Guest accommodation in 34 stone and thatch cottages and providing access to a range of excellent safari areas.