I dont think there’s ever been a more successful wildlife conservancy campaign like the Rhino Charge. If you genuinely haven’t got a clue or you recently just landed from Mars, this is what the Rhino Charge is.
The Rhino Charge is an annual off-road motorsport competition held in Kenya in which entrants are required to visit 13 points (guard posts) scattered over approximately 100 km² of rough terrain within a 10 hour period. The winner is the competitor who visits the most guard posts in the shortest distance (GPS measured). The event is organised in order to raise funds to support the activities of the Rhino Ark Charitable Trust, an NGO which works towards a noble cause: the conservation and protections of Kenya’s mountain range ecosystems, the so-called “Water Towers”.
Each entrant must pledge and raise a minimum sponsorship fee between 250.000 KES and 1 Million KES. The event was conceived in 1989 to raise funds for the construction of the Aberdare Electric Fence. Rhino Ark founder Ken Kuhle, Rally Enthusiasts Rob Combes and Brian Haworth mooted the idea of an off-road motorsport event to support the fencing project carried out by the recently established Charitable Trust Rhino Ark.
The Trust was committed to saving the dwindling Rhino population in the Aberdare National Park, as well as mitigating human-wildlife conflicts around the National Park. On 4 February 1989, 31 competing vehicles entered the first event which was won by Travers Allison in a Suzuki jeep. Whilst the first Rhino Charge raised only KES 250,000, this amount increased tremendously over the years to reach over KES 100 million in the 2014 event.
borrowed from http://rhinocharge.co.ke/about/
Team 23 is inviting you to ‘Party With A Cause’. The event will take place this Saturday the 2nd of May at Karura Forest. Gates open at 12pm with the show starting at 2pm. This should be a fun event for the whole family as Team 23 raise funds for this years Rhino Charge. The Best MTV EMA African Act 2014, Sauti Sol will be there to make sure you have a splendid time. Eddie Gray and veteran DJ Adrian will keep the music at a high.
Advance tickets will retail for 2500, gate tickets will retail at 3000 while children below 12 will be charged 500. They will be available at The River Cafe Gigiri, Muthaiga Mini Market and Sixty Three Wines and Spirits at the New Muthaiga Mall.
Are those places a bit too far for you? We’ll we’ve got you covered. You can purchase your tickets now on our website, EatOut by clicking this link! All you have to do is log in to your EatOut account and you can easily purchase your tickets! No point of using all that gas when you can purchase the tickets from the comfort of your home! All the more reason to love EatOut Kenya. More events will be coming and if I were you, I’d bookmark this link and stay updated. Proceeds will go towards the Rhino Ark and Sauti Sol’s Soma Soma Initiative.
Keep up with Team 23’s progress and learn how you can sponsor them here!