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Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and monthly record of geography Volume 1.

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Pages: 474

Language: English

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: (6 Mar. 2012)

By: Royal Geographical Society (Author)

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. 1879 Excerpt: At Dar-es-Salaam I found Mr. Beardall, whose work on the road is at a standstill for the present on account of the rains, and wo spent the greater part of a day together in examining travelled natives as to the paths and countries inland: the results of these questionings are given further on. From what I learned at Dar-es-Salaam, I resolved to go up the road as far as the village of Kola, 32 miles in the interior, to make inquiries there about a path to the south-west. In the present state of the road, this journey required four days in going and returning, for great part of it is under water. But notwithstanding the inefficient manner in which the greater part has been constructed, I entertain hopes of this road becoming a great highway into Africa. The portion of it which lies through the low country will, I fear, be under water to some extent during every rainy season, but with deep ditching on each side much of it might be kept dry at all times. If the portion beyond this through the hills is reconstructed in the same substantial manner as the piece already completed by From information collected by Mr. Keith Johnston on a preliminary journey to the mainland, previous to the start of his expedition. No. VII.--July, 1879. 2 K Mr. Bcardall, there will be no great difficulty in keeping it clear of the rapidly growing weeds. I was surprised at the amount of traffic along the path, even now, at the height of the rains, when little trade is going on: parties of six or seven Wazaramo carrying loads of provisions, c, were met with frequently, and two small Unyamwezi caravans were passed, one going, the other returning. The Wazaramo working under Mr. Beardall prove willing and docile in the highest degree: he seems to have no trouble at all with them, ...

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