Welcome to the Pearl of Africa

Letter from FMU President

About the Pearl Rally

The Shell V-Power Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally (POAUR) 2019 is the 5th
Round of the FIA Africa Rally Championship. As it has always been a known fact, the rally derives its name from Sir Winston Churchill’s conclusion after he visited Uganda in 1907, declaring it the Pearl of Africa.
In 2012, 105 years later, Lonely Planet chose Uganda to be the No. 1 Global Tourist destination.
It is indeed a land of diverse cultures and sights and its allure has endured the test of time.


The Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally has a rich history since it first touched ground in Uganda in 1996 as the Great lakes rally jointly organized with Club Automobile du Burundi and has since metamorphosed into one of the most thrilling events on the African Continent.
It was first held as the Pearl of Africa Rally in 1997 following the previous year’s success that prompted FIA to grant full organizing rights.

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