The Rally 4
Rhinos rally team will be the first ever carbon neutral rally
team to contest the East African Safari Classic Rally when
driver Nish Lakhani and co-driver Teeku Patel take to the start
of this years world famous event on 23 November.
has pledged to offset the CO2 generated from
Wildlife Works’ Kasigau Corridor REDD+ Project near
Nish and Teeku are directors of safari companies and
fully appreciate that it is up to the current
generation to pioneer new methods of conservation to
protect our valuable natural habitat.
multiple motorsport championships the pair also
appreciate that motorsport can sometimes be seen as
going against the grain of conservation but that the
publicity generated from any rally team, especially
when used to publicize conservation, can be a viable
end the pair will once again use their Datsun SSS
Classic Rally Car to publicise the amazing efforts
of conservation projects around Kenya.
Nish Lakhani jump.
PHOTO CREDIT - ANWAR SIDI.
(director of Safari World Africa); I feel truly
blessed to be a child of Africa and feel that it is
our responsibility to make every effort we can to
preserve our natural heritage for future
people at Wildlife Works in Voi are doing is
They have gone from
protecting a small piece of land in the late 1990’s to becoming
guardians of over half a million acres of rich wilderness.
They have shown the
local community sustainable ways of generating income without
driving away wildlife or cutting trees for charcoal burning.
This is definitely
the way forward !
Teeku (director of
Sokomoto Images); We have been following the work of Wildlife
Works for quite a while now, especially the efforts of their
gyrocopter pilots who conduct daily air patrols and this is
definitely an area we would like to help raise funds and
awareness of !
Nish and Teeku
fulfilled their life long dreams of contesting the world famous
East African Safari Classic Rally in 2015.
As debutants they
endured their fair share of dramas and incidents but in true
safari spirit the pair dug deep and persevered to finish a
mightily impressive 26th overall, beating far more
power and well-funded teams along the way.
For 2017 the car has
been completely rebuilt and, using lessons learnt from the last
rally, the whole team is better prepared for their second go at
the Worlds Toughest Rally.