Gear up for a fun filled weekend at the 2010 Rhino charge from 3rd June - 5th June 2011.
The Rhino Charge, a sporting and social event,is ideal for the whole family. This unique off-roadcar rally is held every year to raise money for the construction of aperimeter fence around the Aberdare National Park.
The Aberdares is a hidden world of wildlife. It’s thick vegetation provides perfect cover for countless species.Aberdares National Park is a sanctuary for the endangered Black Rhinoand an important water catchment area providing water to the Tana andAthi rivers, Kenya’s main rivers.
A variety of vehicles will aimto reach 13 checkpoints scattered over approximately 100 square kms ofrough terrain in a 10 hour period via the shortest distance possible.
Competitors are supplied with a 1:50,000 scale map of the venue,co-ordinates of the 13 Control Points and their Start position.
During the rally, teams have to make the decision between taking a safer, wider route or taking a riskier more direct route.
Theteams must then plot the control points on the map and decide theirroute. Navigation is by compass or GPS and the winner is the competitorwho visits all controls in the shortest distance, GPS measured.
TheRhino Charge is a truly unique sporting and social event.Hundreds of spectators head into the bush to watch the event, settingup campsites and starting off early to get to the Gauntlet (acombination of 2 or 3 checkpoints that invariably involve rivercrossings and other difficult obstacles).
If you are visitingKenya - the Rhino Charge is the perfect adrenaline shot.
The funds raised from theCharge go directly to Rhino Ark, a conservation charity working tofence Kenya’s Arberdare Forest, affording protection to endangeredspecies and habitat.
These precious forests, home to Rhino,Elephant and many other rare and threatened species are beingthreatened by deforestation, logging and ongoing human-wildlifeconflict.
For additional information visit www.rhinoark.org or Visit http://www.rhinocharge.co.ke