Monday, 25 August 2014
Lui-Kotale Tour of Camp
Its been a while since I got back from the Congo but I still have some videos to edit and upload. I have just made a short one which is a tour of Lui-Kotale research camp, my home for the whole 9 months (except for 2 nights in the savannah and one in a tree but thats another story). I hope you like this clip showing you how basic camp was but also looking back now it looks very idyllic. I can tell you it is not always that way. This was shot in the afternoon when just myself and Leanne (my field partner) and Cisterbol the cook where in camp. You can sometimes have 8 or so researchers and 4 or 5 local workers. It can become quite loud. But more often than not it is a peaceful camp.
You can see the rest of my DRC films at this link here (Link)
John) Matthew Stritch is a Zoologist traveling to some of the more remote locations on the planet. Having spent nine months studying wild bonobos Matt then went on to be a safari guide in South Africa. He has also worked in Mauritius as warden of world renowned Round Island and more recently he has been habituating lowland gorilla in Gabon. Matt has an interest in animal behaviour, film making, photography and writing. His first book: "A Zoologists Stumbling's in Africa: How to Habituate a Bonobo" is about his time in the jungles of the Democratic Republic of Congo.