Are you looking for accommodation in Iten, Kenya? Something with the quality of a hotel, but cosy and comfortable like your own house? Do you love having your own privacy, working in your own sitting room, or sunbathing in front of your private house while looking over the Rift Valley? Welcome to Safari Guesthouse!

Many runners from all over the world come to Iten (Kenya) every year, to train. First of all because here we have the best conditions for athletes.
  1. The weather is great (20-24 degrees Celsius year round)
  2. The elevation is perfect (2400m altitude)
  3. There are lots of great roads and trails to run on.
  4. The environment is beautiful and the views breath taking.
  5. But maybe morst importantly; Iten is the most inspiring place to be for any runner

Thousands of Kenyan runners train here very hard day after day, trying to reach the worldtop. When you come to Iten, you can meet many of them and train with them. World champions and Olympic Champions live and train in Iten. For example athletes like Wilson Kipsang, Florence Kiplagat, Mary Keitany, and the new prodigy Rhonex Kipruto. Of course you can go your own way and simply be inspired by the beautiful environment and the many runners. Maybe combined with going on a safari. Also, Iten gives you the chance to experience the real Kenya, far away from the tourist centre.

If you are a runner, amateur or elite, there really is no place like Iten. Coming to Iten will change your life and your running career. This is what runners from all over the world have told us over and over again.


Come to Iten and stay under the guidance of former topathletes Hilda Kibet en Hugo van den Broek. They offer you the perfect place to stay: a private guesthouse with an incredible view. From your bed, you are looking right at the Great Rift Valley! More about this guesthouse under 'Accomodation'. While staying at this place, they can assist you when it comes to training, whether alone or with Kenyans. More about that under 'Training'. They also offer help in booking safari's, or daytrips, to places like Lake Baringo, Lake Bogoria and Lake Nakuru National park. More about this under 'Safari'.

Iten - home of champions

Iten is the Mekka of the runningworld. Twice a day the roads in and around Iten are filled with hundreds of runners, from beginners to world record holders and Olympic champions. This is the reason Iten is also knows as the 'Home of Champions'. Apart from that, Iten is also an example of the 'real Kenya'. While walking, running or cycling through Iten, you quickly feel one with the Kenyans. No vendors here, that ask you all the time to buy their souvenirs. In Iten it's quite easy to just stroll around the market, get a cup of tea in one of the many small restaurants, or go to the football field and play a game of football with the local Kenyans. And whoever has feeling with education, will definitely enjoy a visit to the local primary school. Interested? Take your time to visit this website, or contact us directly through:  or

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This is a view from the guesthouse at 6.30 am. When the sky is clear, you can see Mount Kenya