Ultra AFRICA Race

12 – 16 November 2023

Ultra AFRICA Race

12 – 16 November 2023

Discover Mozambique, hidden treasure of southern Africa

Country

Mozambique

Distance

220 km

Duration

5 Days
Destination

Southern Mozambique

The Ultra AFRICA Race will take place in Southern Mozambique, in the provinces of Gaza and Inhambane. The route will take you from the shores of Lake Nhambavale to Jangamo Beach. You will discover coconut trees forests, lakes and numerous villages nestled in the dunes facing the ocean. Moreover, the itinerary will allow you to discover Mozambique’s long white sandy beaches.

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Discover Mozambique, hidden treasure of southern Africa
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Challenge

220 km at the gateway to the Indian Ocean

The Ultra AFRICA Race is a 220 km foot race in 5 stages, with 3600 meters of positive elevation in food self-Sufficiency. Each competitor must carry a backpack containing the compulsory equipment, food and personal equipment.

Participants must follow the route as marked by the organizers and indications of the map given before the race. There are check points located at regular intervals. Every night a bivouac is organized by our team. A technical support and a medical team are present during the whole event.

Competitors who cannot respect the limit time (10 hours per stage), can stay in the race. They will be classified according to the kilometers they ran during the event.

Program

Save thes dates

Friday 10 November 2023

  • 8:30 am: Appointment at the Pestana Rovuma Hotel in Maputo
  • 9 am: Transfer from Maputo to Chidenguele (7 hours drive)
  • 4 pm: Check-in at the Nhambavale Lodge
  • 7pm: Dinner together & overnight at the lodge

Saturday 11 November 2023

  • 8 am: Breakfast all together at the lodge
  • 10 am: Administrative, technical and medical checks
  • 1 pm: Lunch all together and free afternoon
  • 6 pm: Pre-race briefing
  • 7 pm: Dinner together & overnight at the lodge

Sunday 12 November 2023

Stage 1: 38 km / 657 mD+ / 618 mD- / 10 hours

Monday 13 November 2023

Stage 2: 37 km / 794 mD+ / 821 mD- / 10 hours

Thursday 14 November 2023

Stage 3: 45 km / 803 mD+ / 815 mD- / 10 hours

Wednesday 15 November 2023

Stage 4: 53 km / 807 mD+ / 774 mD- / 10 hours

Thursday 16 November 2023

Stage 5: 47 km / 591 mD+ / 657 mD- / 10 hours

Check-in at the hotel on the afternoon
7 pm: Dinner & overnight at the hotel

Friday 17 November 2023

  • 8 am: Breakfast all together at the hotel
  • 11 am: Award ceremony, lunch & free afternoon
  • 7 pm: Dinner together & overnight at the hotel

Saturday 18 November 2023

  • 7:30 am: Breakfast at the hotel
  • 9 am: Transfer from Jangamo to Maputo (9 hours drive)

Hotel

⇒ PESTANA ROVUMA HOTEL
Address: Rua da Sé n°114, 4376 Maputo.
Phone number: (+25) 88 46 09 07 43
Email: reservas.africa@pestana.com
Website: www.pestana.com

Airport

⇒ Maputo International Airport
(Code AITA : MPM, Code OACI : FQMA)

Event Information

Send us a message specifying the race (s) from which you wish to receive Event Information. This document includes the itinerary of the event, the list of compulsory equipment and information to sign-up.

Photos

Ultra AFRICA Photos

FAQ

Frequently asked questions

What equipment are compulsory to participate in the Ultra AFRICA Race?

During the pre-race checks, each participant must present the following equipment:

      • Backpack x1
      • Sleeping bag  x1
      • Lighter x1
      • Compass x1
      • Knife (minimum blade of 3,5 cm) x1
      • Mirror (at least 6 cm of diameter) x1
      • Whistle x1
      • Survival blanket x1
      • Headlamp x1
      • Additional batteries x4 (Or a second Headlamp)
      • Utensils to cook x1
      • Solid fuel tablets x10
      • Medical pocket for the first aid x1
      • Salt tablets or similar x20
      • Water bidons of 1 liter each x2

    Highly recommended equipment:

        • Mattress x1
        • Additional clothes
        • Gaiters
        • Cap x1
        • Flip flops x1

How much food should we have for the competition?

Each entrant must provide his/her own food for 5 days. Each competitor must have 2 000k/calories per day, that is to say a minimum of 10 000k/calories, otherwise he/she will be penalized. Gas stoves are strictly forbidden.

How will I be able to orient myself on the course?

Participants must imperatively follow the course provided by the organization under penalty of penalty. The course will be marked by the organization team. In addition, before departure, participants will have a map with the route, distances, directions to follow as well as the particularities of the course. The absence of a card during the event will result in a penalty.

When will we have water during the competition?

Participants receive water at checkpoints (1 or 2 checkpoints per stage), morning and evening at the bivouac.
It is imperative to have your bidons (compulsory equipment) because we do not give bottles. In addition, we do not distribute hot water.

What are the temperatures in Mozambique in November?

Theoretical temperatures at the beginning of November are between 20 and 30 °C during the day and 10 and 20 °C at night.

How will we be accommodated during the event?

During the race the participants sleep in tents (two people per tent).

How to join the group in Maputo?

Registration fees do not include air tickets. Participants must individually manage transport (plane and airport transfer) to reach the meeting point with the group. Participants must be on Friday November 10 at 8.30am at Pestana Rovuma Hotel, Rua da Sé n°114, 4376 Maputo.

How do I validate my registration?

To register for the Ultra BOLIVIA Race, we ask you to send us the registration form duly completed and signed. This document can be sent by mail or email. You must also send us a copy of your passport, a repatriation insurance certificate. Finally, to confirm your registration, you must pay the deposit. -> Entry fees details

What is the deadline to register?

There is no deadline to register for the Ultra AFRICA Race but there are limited number of places available.

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