14 - 27 February 2011. Promoted as the most spectacular motorbike rally to be held in Africa, Tanzania's government, in collaboration with Harley-Davidson, are launching a 3,120km safari rally. The bulk of the route (2,350km) takes place in Tanzania, while neighbouring Kenya is hosting a 770km stretch of the rally.
Described as an 'expedition adventure' as opposed to a competition, the Tanzanian government realises the potential for boosting the tourism sector and are sponsoring the event accordingly. Harley-Davidson have organised rallies around the world for the last six years, and this event, comprising 43 motorbikes and 70 foreign participants, is certain to attract international attention. The rally's route passes through Chalinze, Lushoto, Marangu, Arusha, Ngorongoro and Serengeti. It then crosses the border into Kenya through Namanga and re-enters Tanzania through Horohoro to Tanga and Chalinze before crossing by ferry to Zanzibar and back to Dar es Salaam.