Kenya is delighted to host the sixth round of the 2021 World Rally Championship (WRC) slated for the 24th to 27th June 2021. The Safari Rally, as it known today, was first held in 1953 to commemorate the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. In its early days, the Safari Rally traversed the three East African Countries; Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Due to its robust character, the Safari Rally quickly gained global recognition as the “World’s Toughest Rally,” a reputation it has kept to date. In 1978, it became a full round of the World Rally Championships featuring in the World Rally Championship series until 2002.
After an 18-year break, H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta directed that it was time to bring the Safari Rally back home. This year, to the jubilation of all motorsport lovers in the region, the Safari Rally returned to the prestigious World Rally Championship following months of enriching engagements with the Federation’ Internationale Automobile (FIA) and the WRC Promoter. On behalf of the kind, hospitable people of Kenya and the entire continent of Africa, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the home of the Safari Rally, the silicon savannah, the cradle of mankind, the land of endless possibilities and undisputed abode of the “BIG FIVE” Your Safari experience will take you to the heartland of the Rift Valley where freshwater lakes adorned by beautiful flora and fauna have defined the beauty of our country for many centuries.
You will navigate the endless horizons of the golden plains as you savor the splendor of the Safari Rally. It is my hope that we will grow this experience to cover other unexplored parts of our country as we seek to re-connect generations and entrench the Safari experience back into the legendary books of the WRC.
The Government of Kenya guarantees you the adventure of a lifetime in our secure and welcoming Nation.
AMB. (DR.) AMINA MOHAMED, EGH, CAV
CABINET SECRETARY FOR SPORTS, CULTURE AND HERITAGE
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