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Rally Round Africa

1-27 October 2018


An exhilarating and luxurious safari from Dar es Salaam to Cape Town

The Adventure of a Lifetime

We invite you to join us on an exhilarating new expedition – Rally Round Africa 2018. Exploring the iconic landscapes, cultures and wildlife of Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Swaziland and South Africa, the 6700km route from Dar es Salaam to Cape Town features everything from lush forests to awesome deserts, fertile vineyards, vibrant cities, legendary coastlines and fabulous game reserves – the four-week itinerary includes no fewer than six safari drives, so you are sure to see Africa’s ‘big five’ game animals (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros) and much more besides. Staying in fabulous lodges and hotels, and dining in style, it will surely be the adventure of a lifetime.

The Rally Round team has extensive experience of organising events in Africa. Director and Royal Geographical Society member Liz Wenman has worked in South Africa and with Free The Children in Kenya, whilst Rally Coordinator Heidi Winterbourne and internationally renowned Route Designer and Clerk of the Course Kim Bannister have together run a number of very successful African rallies.

In keeping with our established philosophy, Rally Round Africa will be a luxurious, relaxed and highly sociable event, suitable for expert and novice crews alike and open to any vintage or pre-1975-type classic car. Rally Round maintains a safety record second to none, and there will be no hazardous speed sections, night driving, car-breaking terrain or trick navigation – the entire route will be set out in a comprehensive and straightforward roadbook.

Spectacular drives will be spiced with timed sections for those who wish to compete but there will be alternative routes for those who prefer to tour, with plenty of rest days for all. As ever, we will be accompanied by fully qualified medical personnel and mechanical support teams, and you may rely on our expert advice and assistance with everything from car preparation to shipping and insurance. You’ll find more details including the event regulations in the Rally Round Africa brochure, which you may download via the link on this page

We can accommodate no more than 35 cars on this wonderful event, so if you would like to take part or have any questions we recommend you contact the Rally Office as soon as possible via the Enquiry button at the top of this page. We look forward to hearing from you!

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The rally is already more than one-third full, with a truly international entry list. In the vintage category we have Canadian couple David and Barbara Berks in their 1929 Chrysler 75, a veteran of our 2016 Haka Classic Rally amongst others, and Americans Charles and Pamela Lyford in an Argentine-built 1938 Chevrolet Fangio Coupe. Post-war entries so far include yet more Haka Classic crews, Germans Karl and Stephanie Schaefer in a 1958 Mercedes-Benz 220S and our old friends Gerd and Birgit Buhler in a 1972 Porsche 911, Swede Philip Lindsten (co-driver TBC) in a 1959 MGA Twin Cam, experienced Brits Claudine Bloom and Andrew Twort in a 1965 Volvo 122 Amazon, French couple Serge and Jacqueline Berthier in a 1973 Citroen Maserati SM and Italians Lorenzo Castellini and Paulo Melloni with a 1973 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super previously campaigned on Le Jog 2012 and P2P 2016. We now have three Australian crews: John and Colleen Davis in a 1974 Mercedes-Benz 230.4, Stephen and Ruth Lambert in a 1973 BMW 2002 Touring (also joining us on September’s Odyssey Italia) and Brian and Hilarie Smith in a 1977 Mercedes-Benz 280E, a gold-medal winner on last year’s P2P now being prepared by Matt Bryson in Sydney. With extensive rally experience in north and east Africa, Dutch/Belgian crew Johan Gitseld and Walter Op ‘t Roodt are also bringing a Porsche 911, while entrants yet to confirm their cars include Nicholas Pryor and Lesley StockwellFrancis Verbeiren (co-driver TBC) and our second American entry, endurance rally expert Mark Winkelman (ditto). New entries are arriving all the time, so watch this space – and don’t delay if you want to join us!

Africa – in this case Tanzania – boasts some of the world’s most spectacular roads