|Dear ATC Readers,
Final preparations for the 29th edition of the Rhino Charge, Kenya’s unique off-road motor competition, are underway at an undisclosed location in the untamed wilds of Northern Kenya. Competing crews and spectators are gearing up ahead of the actual adrenalin-charged motorsport orienteering challenge on Saturday, 3rd June, 2017.
It is not only a world-renowned motorsport event, but also, and primarily, a major fund raising activity for the conservation efforts of Rhino Ark, the charitable trust which works towards the protection of Kenya’s ‘Water Towers’. Indeed, since its inception in 1989, the Rhino Charge has raised a staggering amount of over KES 1 billion towards the Aberdare, Mt. Kenya and the Mau Forests Complex.
This year’s Rhino Charge main events are as follows:
• Friday, 2nd June – Scrutineering
• Saturday, 3rd June – Rhino Charge
• Sunday, 4th June – Prize-giving
Like in previous years, there will be a Media Corner for journalists and travel writers at the event headquarters. There journalists who have registered with Rhino Ark will be provided with a Media Kit. WI-FI bundles will be available for purchase at the Media Corner.
Kindly note that general information about the Rhino Charge, as well as updates about the event, including photographs, will be made available online on the Rhino Charge website www.rhinocharge.co.ke
The digital channels of the Rhino Charge and Rhino Ark are:
Anyone who wants to come to the Rhino Charge has to purchase a Vehicle Pass (known as Landowner Access Fee (LAF)) and an accommodation in advance through the Rhino Charge Ticketing Portal: https://rhino-charge.org/. These measures have been put in place for the comfort and security of all participants as well as to ensure the environmental friendliness and sustainability of the event.
Media personnel have to register with (kate) before Tuesday, 23rd May 2017, 12:00 midnight (EAT) to be granted special access privileges but have to provide Rhino Ark with:
- The list of your team members (names, ID number and email addresses);
- The number of vehicles;
- The accommodation you wish to book. More information on accommodation options can be found here: http://rhinocharge.co.ke/spectators/?tab=Accomodation
Upon receipt of your registration information an invoice will be sent and you must then make your payment by MPESA. Upon receipt of the payment, you will receive your vouchers by email for both the Entry Tickets and the Vehicle Passes (LAF). Upon presentation of the printed vouchers at the Venue Check-in, you will receive your wristbands and Vehicle Pass stickers.
Please note that the Vehicle Pass (LAF) was implemented by the Rhino Charge organisers to benefit the local host communities. The money raised through this fee goes directly to the community for community projects, such as the construction of school classrooms or the installation of a borehole. This is a very important contribution and an exceptional way of saying thank you to the host community for letting us run the Rhino Charge on their land.
Kindly note that the Ticket Portal will be closed on Wednesday, 24th May 2017 at 12:00 noon (EAT). Through the Portal, you will be able to book and pay for the following:
- Entry Ticket;
- Vehicle Pass (LAF);
Please also note that the gate closes at 6:pm strictly and there will be NO ENTRY into the Rhino Charge venue on the day of the Charge (3rd June 2017).
For further information on the event, please contact:
- Kate Mwangi (kate; 0721 583172)
- Paul Udoto (pauludoto; 0721 453981)
For any query on the Rhino Charge Ticketing Portal, please write to: tickets