Suffice it to say, it involves some barter - hunting for buffalo and waterfowl, plus fishing, in return for investment capital. His opening gambit is to offer seven-day trips, focused on wingshooting and fishing at a cost of $2,000 all-inclusive. He says Zimbabweans have shown a great deal of interest in the trips. We don't want to prejudice would-be investors, but we wouldn't be doing our job if we didn't point out that the Democratic Republic of Congo has barely emerged from the shadow of war and no one knows yet what kind of leader Kabila is going to be. Moreover, the correspondence from Foulds indicates he has a shaky sense of what the international hunting community really wants.
But, hey - it's easy to take potshots at those with the guts to try to develop a new country. Who knows, maybe Foulds will be the trail-blazer who opens not just a marginal camp on the Lukuga River, but eventually the huge northern forests as well where, just possibly, there are still some giant tuskers roaming around. Keep us posted if you make contact with Foulds.