Tracks4Africa Travellers are trusted mentors for overland and self-drive adventurers in Africa. Tracks4Africa Travellers have both extensive travel and life experience and they like to share it with people who also love and appreciate remote and unspoilt places and the spiritual refuge and escape that can still be found on this continent.
All Tracks4Africa Travellers truly love and respect Africa and its peoples and natural resources. For them, their mode of transport is a means to allow access to these places.
They are sophisticated, open-minded and down-to-earth adventurers who feel privileged to be part of the community of Africa nomads that voluntarily document and share their travel experiences to help map the continent.
There are more than 2 000 members of the Tracks4Africa Community who have contributed data, photos and information to the Tracks4Arica maps and data base.
We’d like to introduce you to some of these fellow travellers. This month we start off with Peter Levey, one of our most loyal contributors.
When was the first time that you contributed tracks to Tracks4Africa?
I started in 2001, long before the first T4A map became available.
Can you remember what trip it was?
It was a trip we did to the Kgalagadi National Park.
What is your favourite destination and why?
This is a difficult one as there are so many fantastic destinations we can get to and that I have seen in over 40 years of African travel. I love the wide open spaces of Namibia but my favourite camping place is Jakobsen’s Beach at Kigomaon Lake Tanganyika.
How often do you travel?
We try to do one long trip a year but I always fit in a lot of smaller trips when I can.
What would you say is the best experience that you have had on an overland trip?
The camaraderie that exists between small groups of travellers is always special. As far as trips go I think the trip I did up to Western Tanzania and Lake Tanganyika and Victoria as part of the MAPA (Mapping Africa’s Protected Areas) project was one of the highlights I’ve experienced.
What do you do in ‘real life’?
After about 40 years in telecommunications and IT I’m now retired and can do a bit of what I like, when I like. It is important to keep active and your mind challenged and I endeavour to do that.
Where do you live?
Peter Levey has contributed 539 Mb of breadcrumb or track log data to Tracks4Africa Maps.