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.
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 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
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.
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