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The 2003 Classic Safari Challenge

 A three week marathon drive across the heart of Africa. 

The Route

The Classic Safari Challenge leaves Cape Town's old harbour and heads out of town under the shadows of Table Bay Mountain on February 16 - for the start of a three week marathon drive across the heart of Africa.

Six African countries later, the survivors will reach the palm trees of Hemingway’s Hotel, north of Mombasa in the Watamu national marine park...simply one of the finest "drop-out" hotels in the world, and one of the most tranquil, soul-healing spots on earth... the ultimate destination for the prizegiving celebrations after a very special drive.

The route includes several days in Namibia, even an early-morning spot of hot-air balooning over the giant sand-dunes of the Skeleton Coast, into the Etosha national park, home to the world's largest elephants among many other bird and animal species; Victoria Falls, for a spot of white water rafting.... onwards to the Ngorongoro Crater and Mount Kilamjaro, before the last lap through Kenya to the Indian Ocean Coast.

Only a tiny handful of drivers, in very special cars, were sought for this highly exclusive drive, as the intention from the outset was to take time out in the "tiny, out of the way" places, the lodges and camps in national game parks. A great bunch of characters, from all round the world, already pioneers of such icons as the Peking to Paris and our Around the World in 80 Days, have come together for a re-union, taking on The Peking-Paris, Africa style. 

Route Schedule

Day 1 - Sunday 16th February 2003 - Leg 1
CAPE TOWN to CLANWILLIAM
Cape TownTC1/1A 13:00
ClanwilliamTC1/2B231 km15:53 - 17:36
Day 2 - Monday 17th February 2003 - Leg 2
CLANWILLIAM to FISH RIVER CANYON
Clanwilliam*TC2/1A 06:00
Cedarberg*TC2/2C92 km07:09 - 07:50
CanyonTC2/3B566 km14:13 - 19:08
Day 3 - Tuesday 18th February 2003 - Leg 3 
FISH RIVER CANYON to SESRIUM
Canyon Road House TC3/1A 08:30
Helmeringhausen*TC3/2C248 km11:36 - 13:27
Tsarisberge*TC3/3C153 km13:30 - 16:31
SossusvleiTC3/4B106 km14:49 - 18:37
Day 4 - Wednesday 19th February 2003 - Leg 4
SESRIUM to SWAKOPMUND
Sesrium*TC4/1A 12:30
Martial Eagle*TC4/2D202 km15:01 - 16:33
SwakopmundTC4/3B144 km16:48 - 19:25
Day 5 - Thursday 20th February 2003 - Leg 5
SWAKOPMUND to TWFELFONTIEN 
SwakopmundTC5/1A 08:30
White Lady*TC5/2C206 km11:04 - 12:37
Twfelfontien*TC5/3B116 km12:31 - 14:56
Day 6 - Friday 21st February 2003 - Leg 6
TWFELFONTIEN to OKAUKUEJO
TwfelfontienTC6/1A 08:00
KamajabTC6/2C221 km10:45 - 12:25
Otijikondo*TC6/3C73 km11:39 - 13:53
Village*TC6/4B69 km12:31 - 14:15
Day 7 - Saturday 22nd February 2003
ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK - Day Off
    
Day 8 - Sunday 23rd February 2003 - Leg 7
MOKUTI to RUNDU
MokutiTC7/1A 09:00
Auger*TC7/2C33 km09:40
Batleur*TC7/3C180 km11:55 - 13:15
NganduTC7/4B151 km13:47 - 16:16
Day 9 - Monday 24th February 2003 - Leg 8
RUNDU to KASANE
NganduTC8/1A 05:30
MowanaTC8/2B495 km11:41 - 15:24
Day 10 - Tuesday 25th February 2003
KASANE to LIVINGSTONE - No Controls
    
Day 11 - Wednesday 26th February 2003
LIVINGSTONE - VICTORIA FALLS - Day Off
    
Day 12 - Thursday 27th February 2003 - Leg 9
LIVINGSTONE to LUSAKA
LivingstoneTC9/1A 07:00
Izam*TC9/2C357 km11:27 - 14:08
Red Earth*TC9/3C55 km12:08 - 15:14
LusakaTC9/4B77 km 13:06 - 16:46
Day 13 - Friday 28th February 2003 - Leg 10
LUSAKA to SHIWA NGANDU
ProteaTC10/1A 06:00
ShiwaTC10/2B713 km14:54 - 20:15
Day 14 - Saturday 1st March 2003 - Leg 11
SHIWA NGANDU to MBEYA
ShiwaTC11/1A 10:30
MinistryTC11/2D263 km13:46 - 15:45
Day 15 - Sunday 2nd March 2003 - Leg 12
MBEYA to MOROGORO
MbeyaTC12/1A 06:00
MorogoroTC12/2B616 km13:42 - 18:19
Day 16 - Monday 3rd March 2003 - Leg 13
MOROGORO to ARUSHA
MorogoroTC13/1A 06:00
ArushaTC13/2B614 km13:40 - 18:16
Day 17 - Tuesday 4th March 2003
ARUSHA - NGORONGORO CRATER - Day Off
    
Day 18 - Wednesday 5th March 2003
ARUSHA - NGORONGORO CRATER - Day Off
    
Day 19 - Thursday 6th March 2003 - Leg 14
ARUSHA to HEMINGWAY'S MALINDI
KilimanjaroTC14/1A 07:00
Elephant Bull*TC14/2C123 km10:07
Tsavo*TC14/3C96 km11:18 - 12:01
White SharkTC14/4B262 km15:39 - 19:29
    

 

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