Please see below a selection of testimonials from past guests. 

We also have more detailed profiles on a few of our past guests which can be found on the Meet our guests page which gives you a more in depth look at some of the runners who attend out running holidays and what they thought of The Kenya Experience

“This trip was one of the most amazing experiences of my life.
Not only did we have a wonderful group of interesting idividuals, our group leaders went above and beyond to keep us interested & inspired, filling our days with interesting speakers and visits to meet athletes, training camps, schools & coaches.
The training was also enjoyable and although I was slower than 90% of the group, myself and my running buddy were given a pacer of our own and we never felt pressured to run faster than we could manage.  We were constantly encouraged and cheered on by our group which was so nice.”

UK, 2016

“I couldn’t recommend it enough – it was very organised both before and during the trip. Any questions I had before the trip were answered straight away and very clearly, and during the camp Songkok was really organised and was the perfect manager of the group. All trips we did such as going to St Patricks and visiting a primary school were all very interesting, and of course meeting all the elite athletes was an incredible experience!”


UK, 2016

“I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and it was honestly even better than I’d hoped it would be.  The Kenyan people are just amazing and it was incredible to see how welcoming the athletes were in particular. Thanks so much for putting this experience together”


South Africa, 2015

“I had an experience of a life time!  Although I am a recreational runner I felt right at home in Iten with so many Elites!  The program was very organized yet Timo help accommodate the program to the group’s needs.  I was also amazed how many of the world’s top athletes we actually able to meet and train with!  I want to come back!”


USA, 2014

“For me this was the best trip I have ever been on and am definitely going to return. The people are warm and friendly, the set up for training is great and the opportunity to meet and run with elite runners is something that you would find very hard to match anywhere else. It was what I imagined in so many ways but better… just a brilliant time and certainly the trip of a lifetime. For anyone who loves running, this is a must do trip.”


UK, 2013

“Every aspect of the camp was great, I learnt so much from the coaching and practical sessions.”


UK, 2011

“A big thank you to you and your wonderful camp. With your help I managed to run my goal of sub 80 at Two Oceans. I am so stoked. Ran 79m06s, a 3min pb on that course. When things got tough I just thought of all those runs in Kenya and pushed on. Thank you for helping me achieve my goal”


South Africa, 2011

“The camp blew all of my expectations out of the water.  I had a fantastic time.  I was very interested in all of the sessions we had and felt that I learned a lot about being a better runner and Kenyan running.  I was really impressed with the coaches knowledge of training, Kenyan running, and connections to speakers.  I appreciated how flexible and responsive the staff were to the group’s diverse needs.   

I really enjoyed hearing Tom speak and going to visit/run with his camp.  Running with the Kenyan camp was really awesome.  It was very interesting to hear Moses (Tanui) speak about how he thinks running has changed since he retired.  I also learned a lot from talking to the coaches about marathon training, specifically workouts that I could incorporate into my training.  I also enjoyed the core sessions with the Kenyans – they were so entertaining.

I think you did a great job of incorporating extra sessions for individuals within the group.

They (the staff) were fantastic! They made me feel very much at home.”


USA, 2011

“The camp was well organized and delivered on everything I expected.  The Kenya Experience left me humbled and inspired by the Kenyan style of running. I would highly recommend it!”


Canada, 2016

“I can’t wait to return to Kenya!  I had the most wonderful and memorable time.  Iten is truly a runners heaven.  If you love to run and you love the outdoors then you will absolutely love Iten. I am so glad that I signed up through The Kenya Experience.  The camp was very organized.  I didn’t need to try to figure out where to run or what to do. They did it all for me. I met so many elite runners and felt very inspired by the whole experience. I would recommend this trip to any runner.

For me, it was not all about the running. Though, I am a competitive runner and wanted to see improvement, I also wanted to experience Kenya and get to the know the Kenyan way of life.  I loved that we went to local schools and were able to see the kids.  Our group donated school supplies that was brought from home or purchased in Kenya. I loved being able to see what was needed and ways that I can help out.”

I highly recommend this trip. It will change you for the good.


USA, 2014

“First and foremost, I would like to thank you guys for providing us with this great opportunity ! I believe this is a perfect opportunity for runners of any backgrounds, both short and long distance. Our group had a lot of fun and we really enjoyed it!

The scenery of the places we ran is just STUNNING ! I can not stress enough the beauty of the forest there !!!

Lastly, I would want to give a huge shout out to Timo and Hugo ! You guys have been amazing and I do not think there is any need to stress out how much we loved them, they know it themselves :-)”


Azerbaijan, 2014

“The Kenya Experience blew away my expectations. HATC is a world class facility in a town of world class athletes, and the Kenya Experience allowed me to be a part of the action and be treated like a world class athlete myself. In addition to the running, experiencing Kenya and the life in Iten was an eye-opening, SAFE experience that left me a changed-person, for the better. I simply cannot express how wonderful this experience was. Regardless of your dedication to running, the staff at HATC and people of Iten are welcoming. Truly a trip of a lifetime.”


USA, 2012

“The Kenya Experience Training camp was the best experience of my life to date; surpassing all my expectations. It was perfect for me; being my first time both in Kenya and at altitude. I really benefitted from the structure and support network that the camp provided; yet also relished the freedom within the camp’s setup; giving me a chance to explore Iten for myself.

The camp was the perfect chance to train amongst some of the world’s greatest runners with likeminded athletes. The coaching is truly fantastic and covers all bases from the expected sessions and mileage to conditioning, technique and the mental side of running.

However what made the camp the marvel that it is was the people; both at HATC and within Iten itself. I’ve never met such a friendly and welcoming society who are as excited to see you as you are to be there. The ‘family’ feeling of being at camp is what made it such an amazing experience and I can’t wait to return”


UK, 2011

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