WRC Safari Rally reverts back to Easter weekend date in 2024

Nairobi, 19 October 2023 – The Safari Rally has been confirmed as the third round of the 2024 World Rally Championship (WRC) and reverts to its original traditional Easter holidays weekend date for the first time in 27 years. The Safari will be held between March 28-31 in Nairobi and Naivasha, according to the calendar […]

Ruthless Ogier heads home Toyota 1-2-3-4 on drama-filled weekend

Nairobi, Sunday, June 25, 2023: France’s Sebastien Ogier racked up his second career Kenya’s WRC Safari Rally win Sunday before an enthusiastic crowd of local spectators at the Hell’s Gate Wolf Power Stage, but not without dramas. The eight-times champion defied team-mate Kalle Rovanperä’s knack to head home Toyota Gazoo Racing’s third 1-2-3-4 Safari finish […]

Tänak beats Ogier on Kasarani SSS to take early Safari lead

Estonian Ott Tänak got his quest for a maiden African victory off to a flying start with a win on the opening stage of the 2023 WRC Safari Rally Kenya on Thursday. The 2019 World Rally Champion beat Frenchman Sebastien Ogier by a mere 0.1 seconds through the scintillating 4.84-kilometre speed-test at Kasarani’s Moi International […]


Sébastien Ogier has reiterated his love for Africa- and most importantly- Kenya’s iconic World Rally Championship round. Relaying his experiences on his RedBull.com column after WRC Rally Italia Sardegna, the eight-time WRC Champion shared his love of the fabled Safari Rally slated for Naivasha from June 22-25. The Frenchman crashed out of Rally Sardinia as […]

Mueke visits WRC Safari Rally Secretariat

Nairobi April 13, 2023–The Government has re-affirmed its commitment towards the WRC Safari Rally following the recent appointment of a new Steering and Local organising committees which are working with the established secretariat to exceed the success of the last two editions of the Rally. The Safari is the seventh round of the World Rally […]

Kimathi impresses despite faulty intercom

Umea, Sweden, February 24, 2022–Finnish youngster Kalle Rovanpera win the shakedown of Rally Sweden here today as Kenyan McRae Kimathi produced a remarkable drive despite losing communication with his navigator Mwangi Kioni through a faulty intercom. Mechanics rectified this, and the Kenyan duo is ready for rally proper today. Norwegian duo Andreas Mikkelsen and Ole-Christian […]

Kimathi ready to tussel with the best in JWRC

Umea, Sweden, February 21 2022–Following a successful WRC debut at his home Safari Rally Kenya last year, McRae Kimathi will begin his Junior WRC career in Sweden on February 24, 2022. Trading the rough gravel tracks of Africa for the snow-covered roads around Umeå could be an interesting experience for the rookie, who is targeting […]

Kimathi tests on ice in Norway ahead of WRC debut

Dagala, Norway, February 17, 2022— McRae Kimathi completed first day of ice driving at the John Haugland Rally School here today under supervision of rally ace John Haugland. McRae is preparing for his WRC debut in Sweden on Thursday next week. Navigated by Mwangi Kioni, Kimathi is using a Ford Fiesta Rally 3, and concludes […]

Safari Rally attains FIA Two-Star Environmental Accreditation status

Nairobi, Kenya, November 10, 2021–The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) has awarded Kenya the Two- Star Environmental accreditation based on audit information from the 2021 WRC Safari Rally. “For its first event in 19 years, the organiser of the WRC Safari Rally in Kenya demonstrated a very strong commitment to environmental management,” said the FIA […]