James Hopkirk
Pirogue at dusk, the Sangha River, Central African Republic - seen from the terrace at Doli Lodge, just outside Bayanga.

Pirogue at dusk, the Sangha River, Central African Republic - seen from the terrace at Doli Lodge, just outside Bayanga.

Pirogue journey through the jungle, along the Mbeli River, northern Congo, in the Nouabale Ndoki rainforest. This was part of a journey that involved a 25 hour bus journey, four hours by speedboat, an hour by 4x4, two hours in a pirogue and several hours of walking and wading through rivers and swamps. The targets were western lowland gorillas…

Pirogue journey through the jungle, along the Mbeli River, northern Congo, in the Nouabale Ndoki rainforest. This was part of a journey that involved a 25 hour bus journey, four hours by speedboat, an hour by 4x4, two hours in a pirogue and several hours of walking and wading through rivers and swamps. The targets were western lowland gorillas…