Rhino Charge 2023

The annual Rhino Charge event took place on 3rd June 2023, in Nkoteyia, Samburu County.

Travel Affairs supported Team Roving Rogues Car no. 40 & Team Land Mawe Car no.41

The Rhino Charge is an annual off-road 4×4 competition held in Kenya in which entrants are required to visit 13 check points (controls) scattered over approximately 100 km² of rough terrain within a 10 hour period. Entrants are supplied with a 1:50,000 scale map of the venue, co-ordinates of the 13 check points and their start position the night before the event. Each competitor must plot the check points on the map and decide his/her route. The winner is the competitor who visits the most check point in the shortest distance (GPS measured).

The event is organised in order to raise funds to support the activities of the Rhino Ark Kenya Charitable Trust.

Established in 1989, Rhino Ark is a charitable trust that seeks solutions to the challenges facing the mountain forest ecosystems of Kenya, also known as the water towers. More specifically, Rhino Ark’s conservation program is developed around six priority thematic areas:

  1. Protection of Kenya’s mountain forests, other threatened habitats and their rich biodiversity;
  2. Engagement and education of adjacent communities in conservation;
  3. Securing the connectivity between mountain forests and other threatened wildlife habitats;
  4. Establishment of sustainable financing mechanisms for the conservation of mountain forests and other threatened wildlife habitats;
  5. Advocate nationally and internationally for the conservation of the mountain forests and other threatened habitats, their wildlife and their ecological functions; and,
  6. Use of science to assess the impacts of, and review conservation interventions.

Scores Category

Super Modified Class
Team Land Mawe Car no. 41, position 18 out of 23 participants

Modified Class
Team Roving Rogues Car no. 40, position 2 out of 21 participants

Overall Scores: Team Roving Rogues took position 9 & Team Land Mawe position 33 out of 52 participants

The Rhino Charge 2023 event raised a remarkable KES 173 million.