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As the World Rally Championship (WRC) returns to Kenya after nearly two decades, the highly-anticipated Safari Rally promises not only the thrill of motorsports but also a unique opportunity to explore the breathtaking touristic attractions this vibrant East African nation has to offer.

When growing up, I used to wake up early every year for very many years just to watch them pass. Of course, the child I was I would make an A4 banner and wave hoping they would notice and at one point which is still a highlight of my childhood, once Patric Njiru did slow down, rolled down his window and waved at me. I am still convinced that my dad had something to do with it.

I think the WRC Safari Rally is a Kenyan attraction that we seem not to talk about. Not only will you enjoy the thrill behind the racing but you will enjoy so much more.

Wildlife Safari Adventures

While cheering on rally drivers, you can take a break and embark on an unforgettable wildlife safari, as Kenya is renowned for its diverse national parks and game reserves. From the iconic Maasai Mara to the Amboseli National Park, encounter stunning landscapes and extraordinary encounters with Africa’s majestic wildlife maybe you can consider heading over to the Hell’s Gate National Park, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru, Lake Elementainta just to name a few ideas.

Scenic Beauty of the Great Rift Valley

Witness nature’s awe-inspiring masterpiece as the rally winds its way through Kenya’s picturesque Great Rift Valley. With its dramatic cliffs, serene lakes, and sprawling savannahs, this region offers spellbinding views that will leave rally spectators and nature enthusiasts captivated.

Maasai Cultural Expeditions

Immerse yourself in the rich traditions and vibrant culture of the Maasai people. Attend cultural villages, where friendly locals offer a glimpse into their daily lives, customs, and traditional dances. Experience authentic Maasai hospitality and discover their deep connection to the land.

Majestic Mount Kenya

For adventure enthusiasts, a visit to Mount Kenya is a must. Trek through lush forests and alpine meadows while enjoying breathtaking views of Africa’s second-highest peak. This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers thrilling climbing expeditions and scenic hiking trails for adrenaline seekers.

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Stunning Kenyan Coastline

Extend your rally experience by visiting Kenya’s extraordinary coastline. With world-famous white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant coral reefs, destinations like Mombasa, Lamu, and Diani Beach offer unrivalled relaxation and water sports activities after the rally’s exhilarating action.

Cultural and Historical Landmarks

Delve into Kenya’s fascinating history and diverse cultural heritage by visiting historical sites such as Fort Jesus in Mombasa, Lamu Old Town, and the Nairobi National Museum. Explore the unique blend of East African, Arab, and European influences that have shaped Kenya’s vibrant identity.
The WRC Safari Rally in Kenya is not only an opportunity to witness the pinnacle of motorsports but also a gateway to experience the country’s sensational touristic attractions. From wildlife safaris to stunning landscapes, rich cultural encounters, and beautiful coastlines, Kenya offers an unforgettable blend of adventure, culture, and natural beauty that will leave rally-goers longing to return and explore more of this captivating destination.

I am off to the WRC Safari Rally for an Outdoor Episode

Photos courtesy of Cultured Times


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