The history of the Safari Rally

Die Geschichte der Safari Rally - Kenia

82 min, documentary, ARD/ARTE

Director + Camera: Bernd Mosblech

Production: Colonia Media

2nd Camera: Raphael Scriba



1952, Queen Elizabeth's coronation. The world´s toughest rally across British East Africa is launched - Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda. 6000 kilometres of dirt track through rainforests and raging rivers - a muddy battle leaving all but 7 of 92 competitors stranded along the way - "Glorious Days".

But little is left of the glory and spirit of yesteryear - today the international constructors' teams lead the way. Local competitors are left with nothing but their enthusiasm and the bottom placings.