We are delighted to confirm our continued partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). A valued supporter through previous Safari Classic rallies, KWS will continue to assist with planning and logistics on our stages through Amboseli National Park, which again forms part of the route for this year’s Safari Classic Rally.
KWS is tasked with the protection and preservation of Kenya’s wildlife populations and natural ecosystems via proactive management and enforcing all related laws and regulations. Protected by a Kenyan Act of Parliament, the devoted labours of Kenya Wildlife Service activists bring inestimable benefits to the Kenyan people and the entire global population.
The Safari Classic Rally partnership with KWS has played a pivotal role in establishing sports tourism as part of Kenya’s international identity and also helped to protect many endangered species.
“One aspect [of this association] which has been of great significance for KWS is that all proceeds from the East Africa Safari Classic Rally go into our sustainability fund, to ensure that wildlife is not endangered,” noted KWS Deputy Director Strategy and Change, Edwin Wanyonyi. “We are proud to be associated with this iconic event. It is our ultimate goal to work with other players to conserve, protect and sustainably manage wildlife resources.”
“KWS is a key partner of the Safari Classic Rally,” said the rally’s General Manager, Pipi Renu. “This year’s route features two overnight stops at Amboseli National Park, which is synonymous with the ‘big five’ game animals: namely the lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and rhinoceros.”
“Few experiences compare to rallying through the wilds of Kenya, following in the tyre tracks of the original Safari Rally competitors through some of our planet’s most famous wildlife reserves and ecological wonders. We sincerely thank our co-sponsors Kenya Wildlife Service for their unswerving support and offering us this wonderful experience.”