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Jungle Yachts in the Belgian Congo
Description: Commander Attilio Gatti leads an expedition, including his wife, engineers and a cameraman, into the Congo with a caravan of vehicles including the luxurious "Jungle Yacht' trailers to explore the native culture and search for okapi.

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Clip #: MF-33C
Length: 15:20
Year: 1940
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1940s
Region: Africa
Country: Congo
Subject: Explorers
Original: 35mm
Keywords:
1940s, Africa, Belgian Congo, Congo River, Congo River Steamers, paddle steamers, jungle, village of huts along banks of river, Stanleyville, native people watching as expedition disembarks and trucks and trailers drive across pontoon onto shore, Jungle Yachts, International Harvester, trailers, Gatti African Expedition, Commander Attilio Gatti, his wife Mrs. Gatti, engineers and cameraman shaking hands and talking, engineer playing with chimpanzees on veranda, Vice Governor Belgian Congo inspecting jungle yacht, interior modernly furnished jungle yacht, Gatti expedition flag attached to truck, caravan of trucks and trailers setting off on expedition, pontoon being used to transport trailer across river, hippo and crocodile / alligator entering river, native people watching as caravan drives through village and running behind last vehicle, native boy joining expedition, native boy polishing truck, swarming locusts, native boy hurriedly rolling up truck windows, natives excitedly walking through locust swarm and attempting to gather them, expedition loading supplies onto steel bodied truck and preparing to depart camp, caravan driving on road, elephant blocking road, Mbuti Pygmies leading expedition members on foot into jungle in search of okapi, Commander and Mrs. Gatti searching for location in jungle to set up camp, cameraman filming hippos along banks of and in river, native men and boys setting up camp and dancing / banging shovels in rhythm, expedition vehicles being maneuvered into position at campsite, native men and boys setting up tents, native men setting up supplies of cans, native men and boys watching expedition member using short wave radio, native boy showing other boy how to drive truck, expedition members inside tents at night, native boys playing “African golf” at campsite at night, native tribe approaching campsite and shaking hands with expedition members, native men investigating trailer, native men performing tribal dances to drumming, drummers, pygmy men leading expedition into equatorial rainforest on search for okapi, Pygmy man climbing tree, okapi grazing in rainforest, expedition vehicles driving on road, Mountains of the Moon, elephants walking near trees, herd of elephants in plain, Commander Gatti looking through binoculars from observation seat on top of trailer and talking on radio, lion and lioness walking through grass, Gatti climbing down from roof of trailer and accompanied by native man carrying gun approaching lions to film them, expedition trailer driving along water, giraffes and herd of zebras, expedition vehicles driving on road, Watusi tribe, herd of cattle


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