Rhino Charge 2016

29-06-2016

We are the proud sponsor of "Car No 1" in the 2016 Rhino Charge. This race was helt the 30th of May where they finished 7th. 'Our team' raised a total of 3,161,344 KeS and the event itself raised an incredible USD $1.4 million for Rhino Ark’s conservation activities.
 

Rhino Charge
The Rhino Charge is an annual off-road motorsport competition held in Kenya in which entrants are required to visit 13 guard posts scattered over approximately 100 km² of rough terrain within a 10 hour period.The event is organised in order to raise funds to support the activities of the Rhino Ark Charitable Trust. They work towards a noble cause: the conservation and protections of Kenya’s mountain range ecosystems, the so-called “Water Towers”.
 

Activities

- Maintenance of the 400km Aberdare Fence Project.

- Maintenance of the Mau Eburru Fence

- Construction of the Fence to protect Mt. Kenya Watershed

- Pilot work on Fencing sections of the Mau Forest Watershed, the largest in the country.

- Attempting to create wildlife corridors linking Mt. Kenya and Aberdares areas and others.

 
The Car No1 Team

"We approached 2016 with a "take no chances" approach. Our car is a heavily modified range rover with Mercedes Unimog axles…so these breakages are an occupational hazard. Our brake lines broke at the beginning, so we struggled without brakes, but aside from that it was a trouble free charge. apart from the terrain which was truly brutal. Most of the charge we were in extremely thick bush; so thick that there was almost no visibility at all."


Don White, Mike Diesbecq, Eddy Verbeek, Graham Roy, Simon Van Der Burg, Roddy Benjamin.

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