By Stacey Leasca
Updated March 06, 2020
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Working out on vacation just took on a whole new meaning in Kenya.

In March, The Tribe Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya announced Patrick Makau, former marathon world record holder will soon become the hotel’s first Running Concierge. According to the hotel, Makau will not only be available to run with guests but will also provide guests with a customized training plan based on their level and objectives.

On the runs, guests will get to experience the true majesty of the nearby Karura Forest, located on the outskirts of Nairobi. The 1,750-acre park is home to plenty of smaller animals, gorgeous flora and fauna, archaeological sites, and even a stunning waterfall that we’re sure Makau would be happy to show you.

This new offering is just the latest addition by The Tribe Hotel, whose philosophy remains one of coexistence “on a single planet and there is only one Tribe that matters… humankind.”

Beyond the new running offering, the Tribe Hotel will also soon finish up renovations on its 135-room property. The renovations, set for completion by this July, will include The Writing’s on the Wall, the hotel’s new bar, designed in conjunction with local graffiti artists, as well as a new 900 piece collection in its art gallery.

After the renovation is complete the Tribe will also play host to Nairobi's most important fashion shows with the Tribal Catwalk. And, it has even revamped its restaurant, HERO, to include a speakeasy with a discrete entrance and prohibition-style bar.

According to the hotel, the restaurant and bar space will bridge “fantasy and reality” and will celebrate local heroes from local comics to thought leaders, entrepreneurs, athletes, authors, do-gooders, champions of humanity, and protectors of the environment. All that makes it little surprise that thought leaders and celebrities from around the world — including Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg, actress Anne Hathaway, and actor Edward Norton — have all booked a stay.

As for catching a run with Makau, you can sign up for the service upon booking, which lasts for about  90 minutes and is $200 per person.