East African Safari Classic Rally News Updates

East African Safari Classic Rally welcomes the return of Safaricom PLC, courtesy of M-PESA Global as co-sponsors of the 2019 edition of the rally.
M-PESA Global had the official launch at Safaricom headquarters where they announced the sponsorship and their continued commitment and support towards the event.
With the new product, all the competitors,
team members, officials and spectators can transact and make payments via M-PESA Global across borders.
The Rally provides an opportunity to empower more customers through M-PESA Global.

It is with great pleasure to announce partnership with Omologato for the 2019 Rally.

There’s no doubt that the internet has turbocharged the world of business start-ups across the board, but it seems to have proved especially useful to people with aspirations to launch watch brands.
Inevitably not all such start-ups succeed – but one that has enjoyed phenomenal success in a short space of time is UK-based Omologato, set up little more than 4 years ago by Shami Kalra, a car and motor sport-loving graduate of the London College of Fashion who spent the first 25 years of his career working in corporate design.
In the summer of 2015, however, Kalra shut himself in a room for a few hours and came up with the concept of a watch line that took styling cues from the world of motor racing. The following day he posted his first designs on the ’net and, within hours, had the germ of a successful online business.
Now Omologato is a name that’s widely recognised in both the classic and contemporary areas of the automotive scene, so much so that the brand has attracted something of a cult following.
It offers more than 25 designs inspired by everything from the world’s great circuits to cars and legendary drivers. It makes, for example the official James Hunt chronograph in collaboration with the driver’s son, Freddie, offers a 500-piece Derek Bell chronograph and was working on a design with John Surtees prior to his death last year. That was finished in collaboration with his family, with all profits going to the Henry Surtees Foundation.
Having created watches dedicated to tracks such as Indianapolis and Laguna Seca in America, Omologato has also launched models such as the Monza that marks its collaboration, this time as an official partner of Italy’s legendary Autodromo Nazionale di Monza.
They currently sponsor teams and drivers competing in IndyCar, Formula E, Porsche Motorsport, British GT, East African Safari Classic Rally, the list goes on but it gives the brand a lot of depth in their subject matter.
Omologato will be producing a very small run of limited edition watches specifically for the winners and presenting them at the finish line in Mombasa on December 6th 2019. In addition we will give customers the chance to purchase a limited run East African Safari Classic Rally Chronograph.

East African Safari Classic Rally are delighted to announce the return of Stig who will be heading the Team Tido from Sweden, Race4Health.
He was the World Rally Champion in 1984, runners up in 1985 and 2015 East African Safari Classic Rally.

Race4Health is a fundraising group, that has established their Eyewear distribution in 2013, which has since restored clear vision to hundreds who are impaired with sight within the Kenya and Tanzania regions.


To be part of this year’s edition of the World’s Greatest Rally, you have the opportunity to experience a great diversity of cultures within two countries, exploring the wilds of Africa and being part of the East African Safari Classic Adventure. The tour package which has been put together by the rally organisers lets you encounter all this within the ten days of the event.

As you arrive in Mombasa, you will be transferred to your designated hotel where you can relax by the beach and also witness the scrutineering going on at the rally hotel.
On Wednesday 27th November, come witness the Ceremonial start and Prologue of the rally as well interacting with the rally officials and drivers during the Welcome Cocktail Party at 19h00.
With each passing day of the rally, you can be sure to witness a whole lot of action going through the roads of Kenya and Tanzania.
The event will take place for four days in Kenya, a rest day in Tanga(Tanzania), and the remaining four days of the rally in Tanzania.Come celebrate the finish of the rally in Mombasa at Whitesands Hotel on 6th December and be part of the prize giving ceremony at 21h00.

During the spectacular nine days of rallying in both countries, you will be able to witness the event in the famous Taita Hills of Kenya, the adventurous roads of the Rift Valley and the Pare Mountains of Tanzania, all while enjoying the World’s Greatest Rally with the background of the beautiful landscapes.


To follow the exciting classic rally, all spectators, family and friends including the drivers from overseas, are required to have visas for both Kenya and Tanzania.

See the Competitor Info 6 which is available on our website.



Competitors, management and service crews, kindly take note of the change made with the shipping agent in the United Kingdom.
All contacts and addresses are attached below.



To all competitors and teams who would like to book extra rooms during the event, please refer to Competitor Info 8.

Live tracking and results system

This year’s live tracking and results system will be provided by Rallye Breslau from Bulgaria.
All the links to the event for the above will be released prior to the start of the rally.

The organising team is ready for quite an eventful rally in November, this will be the second time the Rallye Breslau will be conducting the results for the East African Safari Classic Rally as they had previously done so during the Mini Classic Rally held in December 2018.

Spectators and fans will not miss a chance to catch the action through the live links.


All rally cars and service cars are required to have a valid Third-Party Insurance cover while in Kenya and the International COMESA Yellow Card Third Party Insurance cover for Tanzania.
All foreign registered vehicles will be compelled to hold a Foreign Road Licence valid in Kenya and Tanzania.
While crossing the border into Tanzania and back into Kenya, the border clearing agents require documents for your rally cars and service cars to be presented at the customs in advance, to attain a pre-clearance to cross the border by the authorities.
The list of documents can be viewed in the link below.