Category Archives: The Forest

Okapi, Striped Enigma – We looked West, She stepped East

Junior placing a camera trap. It was the 15th of December 2016. Junior Amboko was in the Mpechi forest between the Lualaba and the Lomami Rivers. He was downloading videos from camera traps: Junior: “When I opened the video and saw the okapi, I could not believe it was real. I watched it twice. Went […]

A Rainy Season Crossing to the Lomami River

November and December are the height of the rainy season in the Lomami Park and this has been a wet rainy season. A trip into the park is more complicated. BUT, with good porters and adequate audacity, it is still possible. The porters are checking their loads before leaving the last village. All the streams […]

Bonobos in the Baies

TL2’s bonobos have different strategies in different areas across a wide ecological range. Above a group is feeding in a baie or forest clearing called Musubuku in the northern part of the Lomami National Park. On the map above, each survey grid square is 100 km2. The area within each square had at least 10km […]

Mbuti Exodus: from Lualaba Barge to Lomami Forest Canopy.

Kisangani to Kindu (13 February– 23 February 2015): The Mbuti travelled for more than a week up the Lualaba River (upper Congo). After taking a bus overland to Ubundu, the Mbuti moved upriver for more than a week on a Congo River barge. Their exodus from the Ituri included landcruiser, bus, barge, motorbike and finally […]