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Course Checkpoints 2016

Course Checkpoints 2016

May 10th, 2016

13 course checkpoints will be visited by the team over the course of the days charge. These 13 have to be visited in any order in the short distance between 07:30 and 19:00. Course checkpoint locations will be posted here shortly before the race on the 29th, Sunday evening Kenya time subject to availability of Internet at the venue. Please check back here then and follow our progress the day of the race! Use the link on the front page of this website again pasted below; How to follow car on Spider Track[...]


Saturday practice run with the car.

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We took the car down to a river valley this Saturday where we were able to do a few stream crossings over large ricks and banks, use the winch and make sure that everything was working correctly.                        You can see where we were on the follow page which is at this link- It does not work correctly in Chrome for some reason but seems to work in Read more [...]

In good order!

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We had a little look in the car engine on Thursday evening and went through all that Ian McRae, Gemmas father in law, has done for us on the car. And more importantly all the varius things we might have to do on the car. Ian has many great stories to tell about his various rhino charge challenges and the sticky situations he has managed to pull him self out of and get through. The car seems to be in great order and we'll be taking her out this weekend to do a practice, cross some gulleys Read more [...]

Car 17 in the workshop.

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The car is going through final stages of a full check up. Ian McRae had been doing this at his workshop. We are most excited to have door handles this year so that we can open the doors without pulling on a piece of bent wire. It worked but this is nice.  We have also got to new batteries thanks to the generosity of Guy Jack and Chloride Exide. These are sat in the two boxes in the back of the car.  We will be be taking her out for a drive this weekend to make sure all is in good Read more [...]


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Rhino Ark Charitable Trust is pleased to announce that The Aberdare Trust Launch will take place on Friday 11 May 2012 at 10.00am at Bondeni, Mweiga. The Rt. Hon. Dr. Raila Odinga EGH, MP Prime Minister of Kenya, has agreed to grace the occasion and will be the Chief Guest. The Ceremony at Bondeni is 10.7Kms from Mweiga just inside the fence in the Aberdare National Park Salient. The occasion is a historic one when all those, like yourselves, who have contributed through Rhino Ark in so Read more [...]

Visit our Charitable Auction Page

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We have pulled together some exciting items for our Chartable Auction. Please visit and make a bid. We will remind you nearer the time to take a look at the item you bid for incase you have been outbid. We have a print by Guy Coombes of a magnificent elephant, tea for two at Giraffe Manor, three nights at the exclusive Solio retreat with guaranteed sightings of rhino, wine tasting and vineyard tour of Il Masin, a kikapu full of Kangas and best of all a sculpture of a large rhino made of recycled Read more [...]
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We invite you to a lecture in New York by Louise Leakey May 3rd 2012

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 Louise Leakey will be giving a lecture on May 3rd 2012, 6.00 to 8.00pm in New York at Macaulay Honors College, 35 West 67th Street NY.  The entrance fee to the event will go towards the fundraising efforts of Car 17 in the Rhino Charge event.  Kenyan Wildlife, the challenges and a a unique off road driving event.  Kenya, and other African nations, are once again faced with a dramatic upsurge in poaching of elephant and rhino. What might be the reasons for this, are there any Read more [...]

Rhino Rouge for the Aberdares

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Rhino Rouge and the bright red Car number 17, of Tanya Carr-Hartley, is an all women team and has competed in the Rhino Charge for the past twenty two years. We also have a gentlemans back-up "reserves" team as well. It is always well placed and has won the Ladies event four times and the unmodified class 3 times. More importantly we raise significant funds each year for Rhino Ark, more than US$200,000 to date. Rhino Rouge strongly supports the efforts of Rhino Ark to conserve the forest ecostytems Read more [...]

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