Geographic Center of Africa

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Mike O'Shea, David Gleeson

Nigeria to Congo – A Difficult Slog

Date: April 23, 2018
Approximate GPS Location: (4.27°S, 15.29°E)

After Mike and David finally managed to get their Nigerian visas, it was not long after that they were arrested for having a right-side steering wheel! All was forgiven however by the Victoria Island-Lagos smiling police chief. The policemen were mostly psyched to have their pictures taken with them.

They have crossed Cameroon and Gabon, are currently in Congo, and heading into Democratic Republic of Congo. It may be that they are headed to South Africa first, since Mike alluded to that plan. Mike characterizes the trip so far as "hard work, frustrating, annoying, disbelief, ducking machine guns, running from crowds".


update history

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Duo Reaches Southernmost Tip of Africa

May 09, 2018 // The Poles Project
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Rain in Sahara; Chased by Mobs

April 13, 2018 // The Poles Project

From Morocco to the Center of Africa

March 28, 2018 // The Poles Project



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