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    WRC Safari Rally Kenya 2022

    The WRC Safari Rally Kenya is coming back for its 2022 installment, giving fans and spectators another chance to enjoy high-speed adrenaline in a lush and serene Kenyan landscape. WRC Safari Rally Kenya 2022 is slated to start on the 23rd of June 2022 and end on the 26th of June 2022. 

    WRC Safari Rally Kenya 2022 Venue

    WRC Safari Rally Kenya 2022 will have numerous venues mostly centering on Naivasha and the surrounding areas and national parks. The event will, however, start in the capital city, Nairobi, with a side-by-side super special later that afternoon in Kasarani, which is northeast of Nairobi’s city center.

    Sebastian Ogier in the WRC Safari Rally 2021.
    Sebastian Ogier, winner of the WRC Safari Rally 2021. Source: WRC.

    WRC Safari Rally Kenya 2022 Date

    The WRC Safari Rally Kenya 2022 event will run between the 23rd and 26th of June this year. It will be a three-day motor racing and motorsports event that will put drivers head to head in some of the roughest terrains, but also against a backdrop of plush Kenyan beauty and wildlife.

    WRC Safari Rally Kenya 2022 will take place across several national parks in Naivasha, including Hell's Gate National Park. Source: WRC.
    WRC Safari Rally Kenya 2022 will take place across several national parks in Naivasha, including Hell’s Gate National Park. Source: WRC.

    WRC Safari Rally Kenya 2022 Itinerary

    The proposed itinerary for the WRC Safari Rally Kenya 2022 is as follows.

    Wednesday, June 22

    13:00: Shakedown in Loldia, 3.36 miles

    Thursday, June 23

    12:45: Start at the Kenyatta International Conference Center, KICC, Nairobi CBD

    14:07: Special Stage One (SS1) in Kasarani, 3 miles

    Friday, June 24

    08:00: Special Stage Two (SS2) in Loldia, 11.77 miles

    09:17: Special Stage Three (SS3) in Geothermal One, 7.45 miles

    10:10: Special Stage Four (SS4) in Kedong One, 19.42 miles

    11:18: Service/Servicing in Naivasha

    13:13: Special Stage Five (SS5) in Loldia Two, 11.77 miles

    14:31: Special Stage Six (SS6) in Geothermal Two, 7.45 miles

    15:24: Special Stage Seven (SS7) in Kedong Two, 19.42 miles

    16:32: Service/ Servicing in Naivasha

    Saturday, June 25

    08:10: Special Stage Eight (SS8) in Soysambu One, 18.02 miles

    09:07: Special Stage Nine (SS9) in Elementaita One, 9.32 miles

    10:05: Special Stage Ten (SS10) in Sleeping Warrior One, 14.29 miles

    11:40: Service in Naivasha

    14:13: Special Stage Eleven (SS11) in Soysambu Two, 18.02 miles

    15:07: Special Stage Twelve (SS12) in Elementaita Two, 9.32 miles

    16:05: Special Stage Thirteen (SS13)  in Sleeping Warrior Two, 14.29 miles

    17: 40: Service in Naivasha

    Sunday, June 26

    07:25: Special Stage Fourteen (SS14) in Oserian One, 10.56 miles

    08:35: Special Stage Fifteen (SS15) in Narasha One, 12.42 miles

    09:37: Special Stage Sixteen (SS16) in Hell’s Gate One, 6.83 miles

    10:43: Service in Naivasha

    11:30: Special Stage Seventeen (SS17) in Oserian Two, 10.56 miles

    12:39: Special Stage Eighteen (SS18) in Narasha Two, 12.42 miles

    14:17: Special Stage Nineteen (SS19) in Hell’s Gate Two, 6.83 miles

    15:00: Finish/Race End

    Tickets

    Generally, the WRC Safari is not ticketed and is free for all, however, spectator information is yet to be released for the WRC Safari Rally Kenya 2022. Usually, some of the stages invite fans to spectate and it’s actually a spectacle as the cars leave the Start point in Nairobi and head to Naivasha. Therefore, as we wait for spectator information, please be sure to make adequate travel arrangements if you will be visiting Kenya from abroad.

    WRC Safari Rally 2022: What to Expect

    WRC Safari Rally Kenya 2022 is an adrenaline-full affair. It’s loud, fast, and in the wild. As such, please ensure that you are really prepared for anything. 

    Dress Light but Also Have Some Boots On

    Have your bug spray in hand, wear boots, don’t overdress, and more especially, carry some sunscreen and a hat. It will be mad sunny. However, it could also rain so be prepared for a very very muddy experience if it does. The soil in parts of Naivasha is mostly alluvial soils (volcanic origin and sandy) and it gets very sticky especially when stepped on by many people. 

    Transportation: 4×4 Offroaders Recommended

    In terms of the vehicles to bring or hire, if possible have a 4×4 offroading vehicle. You will be heavily disappointed if you show up with something less capable, if you are serious that is. Also, be aware that the traffic jam during the event can be overwhelming and usually stretches for miles. As such, ensure you have enough food and water before leaving any town.

    The WRC Safari Rally Kenya 2022 will happen in the wild with rough terrains and wildlife
    The WRC Safari Rally Kenya 2022 will happen in the wild with rough terrains and wildlife.

    Accommodation

    Make early plans for accommodation. Naivasha has some really nice hotels but I’m sure the bookings are already flying in like Sebastian Ogier when he touches the road. Oh, also read our WWRC 2021 Safari Rally Kenya Highlights and Results article. Enjoy and be prepared also for a camping or semi-camping experience in the wild. Safe travels. <3

    David Mania
    David Maniahttp://maniaincevents.com
    David Mania is an upcoming musician and blogger.

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