Three weeks of unbridled exploration, life changing experiences, and friends who will be with you for a lifetime. An epic start, half way, and finish line party, and plenty of opportunity for mischief in between. That’s right folks – this mobile menagerie of motoring mayhem is back!

The Africa Rally 2025 will run between 5th July 2025 and 26th July 2025 and as always, we only have capacity for 50 teams on the roster.

Early bird registration is now open, so to secure your place at the best possible price, simply hit the button below!

jag with roof tent
vw key photo
Cortina & Wolseley

Each Entry Category has it’s own unique cost, which is a one off fee for your team, regardless of the number of team members! The crazier the vehicle, the cheaper the Entry Category will be… as we admire your adventurous spirit and want to reward it!

Now for the route details.

In 2025 the Africa Rally will once again run two simultaneous route options:

Africa Rally Route 1

The Challenger Route

This route takes teams from South Africa to Kenya, featuring key highlights of:

Botswana’s Wildlife (including White Rhino, Elephants, and Giraffes)
Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Salt Pan (best place to see the stars in the night sky anywhere on earth)

The World Famous Victoria Falls in Zambia

Lake Malawi

Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

The Great Migration in the Serengeti, Tanzania

Lake Victoria in Kenya

Discovery Route

The Discovery Route

This route mimics the Challenger Route up until the half way party in Malawi, before heading South to eSwatini. On the route you can expect to witness:

Botswana’s Wildlife (including White Rhino, Elephants, and Giraffes)
Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Salt Pan (best place to see the stars in the night sky anywhere on earth)
The World Famous Victoria Falls in Zambia
Lake Malawi
The Best Diving in Africa (just off the Mozambique Coast)
Whale Watching at Morrungulo, Mozambique
The Natural Beauty of the eSwatini Mountains
Africa Rally map
Landrover and Milkvan

Both routes will start from the same place, at the same time, and will cost the same amount. They are both roughly 4,500kms, and are both of a similar difficulty. The Half Way Party in Senga Bay, on Tuesday 15th July 2025 is the point where the routes diverge.

Along the way you can expect ridiculous roads…

inquisitive wildlife…

and truly epic scenery.

…but this is Africa, so anything and everything can happen – the best experiences are the unexpected ones!

What will the entry fee include?

Each year our illustrious HQ Team do their best to ensure that new sponsors are brought onboard, and that teams are treated to as many additional goodies as possible, however as a very minimum your Entry Fee will get you:

Team Entry into The Africa Rally 2025 (no additional costs per person, pay once for your vehicle)
Three all-inclusive parties at the Start, Half Way, and Finish Line venues.
Free Beer, Free Wine, Free Food, and Free Camping at the aforementioned venues.
A dedicated 24/7 emergency line should anything go wrong.
Africa Rally Vehicles Stickers to decorate your noble steed prior to departure.

Access to The Africa Rally Partner Network; these partners include Service Partners who can assist with vehicle rental or travel insurance, and Hospitality Partners who can offer discounted accommodation and activities on route.

Personalised Africa Rally Team Merchandise for all of your Team members.
Paperwork Advice Service, including up to date information on all Visa Requirements
Over 100 years of combined overlanding knowledge from the Africa Rally HQ Team, ready to answer any queries you have in the buildup to the rally.

…and let’s not forget that everyone to cross the Finish Line with (or without) their vehicle receives a personalised Satin Gold Africa Rally Finishers Medal.

Instagram Medal and sunset

In past rallies we have also been able to provide teams with LIQUI MOLY Vehicle Survival Kits, Geotab Africa vehicle trackers, and even discounted fuel on route through our Partner Network. Each year we try to build on what your entry fee gets you!

Heard enough and keen to get your Team on the roster? Hit the button below to join the adventure!

Have a few more queries you would like answered first? There’s lots more here!

Didn’t find what you were looking for? Our HQ Team can be contacted directly on and are standing ready to answer any of your questions.

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