Peter Gostelow

Adventure Cyclist, Speaker, Photographer, Writer

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Back on the road: Mwanza-Muscat

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in headlines | 0 comments

I’m back on the road in Africa. In June 2015 I departed Mwanza, Tanzania on another two-wheeled adventure. The destination is Muscat, Oman. For more details and blog posts head over to The Big Africa...

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Africa Calendar 2014

Posted by on Dec 1, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Following on from last year’s Big Africa Cycle Calendar I’ve decided to put together another collection of images for 2014. Since May this year I’ve been living and working in the city of Mwanza,...

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Photo Story: Rwanda

Posted by on Apr 7, 2013 in Photo Stories | 0 comments

Rwanda is one of the most scenic and challenging countries I’ve cycled through in Africa. Le pays de milles collines (land of a thousand hills), as it’s sometimes called, seems a rightly justified...

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Photo Story: Congo (DRC)

Posted by on Mar 24, 2013 in Photo Stories | 1 comment

You wouldn’t know this picture was taken on a boat unless I told you. I have no idea how many people were on board those two Congo River barges. I don’t think the captain who powered the tug boat...

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Photo Story: Central African Republic

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in headlines | 2 comments

They emerged from the forest just as I was cycling past. Exactly where and for how long they’d been out hunting I have no idea. Communication, at least in a manner of pointing and miming, centered on the gun and...

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Photo Story: Cameroon

Posted by on Feb 19, 2013 in Photo Stories | 0 comments

This was a sad sight on the roads of eastern Cameroon. Dozens of logging trucks thundered towards me each day as I headed towards the border with the Central African Republic. Some of those trunks must have been...

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Photo Story: Nigeria

Posted by on Feb 3, 2013 in Photo Stories | 0 comments

Cycling in Nigeria was always lively. Africa’s most populous country also has some of the cheapest fuel costs. These two things combined means there are a lot of vehicles on the road. And, like most of...

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			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	I left the GPS on the bike when I was away for several hours during my time in Murchinson Falls NP. A heavy rainstorm caused water to get inside. Despite my best efforts to dry it out, both on the bike and in a sack of rice for several days, it didn't come back to life.
Fogged-up GPS
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Inside of my Garmin GPS
			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	I crossed many rivers. Almost all were totally dried up. This track was passing through Kidepo Game Reserve, but after many years of war and poverty I don't think there are many animals left.
Kidepo River
			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	Pitched my tent in the ground of a wonderful Italian-constructed Catholic Mission, dating from the 1940s.
Mission in Chukudum
			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	Kapoeta is dominated by the Toposa tribe. The tubular bundle on her head is tobacco, which is commonly smoked in large pipes.
Toposa girl on Kapoeta Road
			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	Great mountain scenery.
Road to Kapoeta