The first UK organised rally to this ancient country, the Ethiopian Adventure will boast a spectacular route that incorporates the Blue Nile, the castles in Gondar, the Simien Mountains, and Lake Tana to name a few of Ethiopia’s highlights.
Rally Director Liz Wenman said: “It is unbelievable how far Ethiopia has come since the images of the early 1980s. We can’t wait to rally with like-minded adventurers across this incredible country, taking in as much of the ancient landscape as possible.”
Starting and finishing in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, the country’s largest city, the route will cover approximately 4,800kms over 26-days and will focus on the amazing landmarks and sights to discover, so will be a non-competitive event.
Entries are limited for the Ethiopian Adventure, due to the accommodation available, but the event is suitable for crews of all levels of experience. Whilst all cars are welcome, the organisers do encourage participants to use vintage and classic vehicles.
This event follows the successful ‘template’ of the Trans-Himalayan Adventure, showcasing the amazing culture, incredible architecture, and ancient traditions that Ethiopia has to offer as well as a chance to meet the locals.
Looking to the future and Rally Round is also planning to return to Japan for the second Samurai Challenge. Having completed the first ever UK organised rally to Japan in 2017, plans are being made to return in April 2022 just in time for the cherry blossom season.
This event, along with the inaugural Pure Mongolia Rally in May 2021, will enjoy some mild competition along the stunning route but will leave competitors enough time to fully enjoy their surroundings.
Liz Wenman added: “In recent times, we have focused on the driving adventures as a lot of participants want the experience of the journey without the added pressure of competition. However, there are still those who like to get the blood pumping just that little bit faster. So, we offer the best of both worlds, with touring classes on the competitive events which allows everyone to have the experience they desire.”
Rally Round offers amazing adventures all over the world, creating unique events that combine the passion for historic motorsport with the adventure of global travel.