Safari Rally: Story that won’t die

Safari Rally

The East African Safari Rally remains one of the defining events of the region.

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What you need to know:

  • The East African Safari Rally remains one of the defining events of the region.
  • A hugely popular East African Rally figure was Kenyan driver Joginder Singh, fondly known as “The Flying Sikh”.

The WRC Safari Rally Kenya flags off today, marking a return to the World Rally Championship calendar after a 19-year absence. It is one of the orphans of the legendary East African Safari Rally, which was born in 1953. The rally was first run between Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania from May 27 to June 1 that year to celebrate the coronation of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.

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