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Adventure, Challenge, and Experiencing the Thrill of a Dakar style Rally!
The Safari class is for enthusiasts wanting to participate without a fully-prepped race car or isn't ready for the pressure of racing. Join the Safari class and run on selected sections of the course without being timed or scored. Learn how to navigate, Dakar style, during the rally school and with roadbook and digital compass. Get a strong taste of the rally experience and great off-road adventure without the expense of an purpose-built race car or truck!
Required (Safari Car/Truck/SUV):
contact Scott if you have questions about compatible GPS units and any other GPS issues.
NOT Required (but still good to have):
What's planned for the Safari course?
We will run the Safari class through approximately 50% of the race course that the other classes will be competing on, generally the more passable sections. Expect challenging but manageable desert terrain, including a fair amount of moderate sand dunes. There is likely to be somewhat more highway liaison for the Safari class in order to get you back to the bivouac. Given the somewhat lower speeds we hope you will travel compared to the other classes, over less total distance, you might expect to get back to the bivouac at approximately the same time as the other classes. We might also route you to a location or two where the other classes will pass, so you can stop for a while and watch some of the racing action. The Safari class is not timed or scored, so there is no winner or loser. Primarily what we are aiming for is to give Safari class participants a fantastic adventure, over new and challenge off-road terrain, in a format that mimics what competitors experience in the famous Dakar Rally, but at a far more affordable price.