Rallying is the toughest of all motor sports, and the East African Safari Rally was the toughest rally of all. Desert heat, chocking dust, rock and boulder strewn roads (if you can call them “roads” at all!), torrential rain and the mud thereof……and monkey police officers lurk around every bend. During the “dry” years, a modest percentage of competitors finished the race. If it was a “wet” year, perhaps one in every twenty drivers who left Nairobi on the first day would endure to the finish. The Safari Rally was more than just a race, it was an adventure straight out of Hemingway or Conrad. Here are a few interesting moments from Safari Rally’s past.