Although the East African Safari does not take place until April 19th-23rd, 1962, that highly organised body, the Royal East African A.A. have already produced their General Supplementary Regulations, and a very comprehensive booklet it is! The team winners of the previous nine Safaris are listed—VW in 1953-55 and 1957-58, Simca in 1956, and Ford Zephyr for the last three years. The course will cover some 3,300 miles (all on roads so we are told) and places to be visited include Nairobi (start and finish), Chuka, Timau, Thompson’s Falls, Nakuru, Kitale, Lumino, Jinja, Kampala, Busia, Kapsabet, Nakuru, Nairobi and then Arusha, Mbulu, Dodoma, Morogoro, Dar es Salaam, Mkata, Tanga, Mombasa, Voi and back to Nairobi.
Safety precautions are being strictly enforced and each car must be equipped with safety harnesses, first-aid kits, emergency water supplies and fire-extinguishers. In deference to our own R.A.C. advertisements, within reason, are specifically encouraged. Entries (maximum 120—minimum 50) are now being accepted for cars in classes ranging from 850 c.c. to over 2,500 c.c. and will close on December 31st, for the normal entry fee of £40, or March 24th for the special entry fee of £60. Carlsson has accepted the free entry offered by the R.E.A.A.A.