Written by sports guru- Wallace Muya:
Africa is known for its rough terrain hosting the great Rift Valley and many others. With these in mind, Ken Kuhle, Rally Enthusiasts Rob Combes and Brian Haworth mooted the idea of an off-road motorsport specifically in Kenya 🇰🇪.
The event is an annual off-road Motorsport competition in which entrants are required to visit a number of points (Guard Posts) while travelling the shortest possible distance across difficult, trackless terrain, where speed is not a necessity as would compare to other races.
The concept is initiated in the year 1989. To date it has grown in popularity and capacity in the magnitude of being part of the sporting calendar globally.
The event attracts celebrities from around the world those with a philanthropist heart. Lately most authoritative online platforms and magazines in the US have highlighted the event and in the near future it’s expected to attract world known celebrities.
The event is held in a different location each year in some of the most remote and wild areas in African heart of sports county Kenya. The event is organized by a committee of volunteer professionals each tasked to ensure the highest standards of the game are achieved.
The annual events takes place around the end of May and the start of June every year. This time Kenyans busy themselves celebrating Madaraka day which is the self rule from their colonial masters celebrations.
All vehicles entering the venue must have 4WD and are required to pay the following Entry Fees upon inspection;
4WD Car: $ 100
Mini-bus: $ $150
Canter: $ 300
Expedition Truck or Bus: $ 500
The Charge is a unique and exciting competition that requires bravery and a high level of skill in off-road driving and navigation known. To prevent adverse environmental impacts which is the main goal,entries to the event are limited to 65 vehicles. The popularity of the Charge is such that the organisers have introduced a preferential entry strategy favouring high value fund raisers to the event because would be entrants far exceed available places in the event.