Shots and snapshots in British East Africa by Edward BennetShots and snapshots in British East Africa by Edward Bennet

Shots and snapshots in British East Africa

byEdward Bennet

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914. Excerpt: ... THE NORTHERN UASO NYIRO The country which I now determined to visit is little known to Europeans, and no survey has ever been made of it. Consequently the only map available, the War Office map on the scale of 1014 inches to 16 miles, shows little except the river and some hills, and the position of these places is only approximately indicated. The first man to visit this country of Gallaland, as the vast area between Mount Kenia on the south and Southern Somaliland on the north was called, was an American, Mr. Chanler, in 1892-93. It was reported that the Northern Uaso Nyiro flowed eastwards to an unknown region, and as it did not reach the sea it was thought possible that it flowed into another great African lake. With the object of discovering this lake Mr. Chanler followed the course of the Uaso Nyiro, and found that it flowed into the Lorian Swamp, and he discovered the falls which bear his name. This country was again visited in 1900 by three explorers, including Mr. A. Arkell-Hardwick, who describes his journey in An Ivory Trader in North Kenia. They reached the place where Mr. Chanler had found the Lorian Swamp in January 1893, but owing to a succession of dry seasons the swamp had dried up, and their porters refused to march further. They met Rendile and Burkenji near the Zambo plateau, as well as some Somali. When I visited this plateau, the Rendile and Burkenji were replaced by Boran, who had been driven west from near Afmadu by the attacks of Somali; and the Somali had acquired such a dangerous reputation that I could get no guides to accompany me from Meru. Sporting safaris usually go one or two days' march down the Uaso Nyiro from Archer's Post, but I determined to push further down, and explore the neighbourhood of the Zambo plateau thoroug...
Title:Shots and snapshots in British East AfricaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217553168

ISBN - 13:9780217553162