The Vegetation Of The Shores As We Proceeded Was Truly Tropical,
Each Curve Revealed New Beauties.
With the soft chalky stone, of
which most of the cliffs and bluffs are made, seen as we neared
the mouth of the Malagarazi, the surf has played strange freaks.
We arrived at the mouth of the Malagarazi about P.M., having rowed
eighteen miles from Ukaranga. The shore party arrived, very much
fatigued, about 5 P.M.
The next day was employed in crossing the caravan across the broad
mouth of the Malagarazi to our camp, a couple of miles north of the
river. This is a river which a civilised community would find of
immense advantage for shortening the distance between the Tanganika
and the coast. Nearly one hundred miles might be performed by
this river, which is deep enough at all seasons to allow navigation
as far as Kiala, in Uvinza, whence a straight road might be easily
made to Unyanyembe. Missionaries also might reap the same benefit
from it for conversion-tours to Uvinza, Uhha, and Ugala. Pursuing
our way on the 30th, and rounding the picturesque capes of
Kagongo, Mviga and Kivoe, we came, after about three hours'
rowing, in sight of villages at the mouth of the swift and turbid
Rugufu. Here we had again to transport the caravan ever the
crocodile-infested mouth of the river.
On the morning of the 31st we sent a canoe with men to search for
food in the two or three villages that were visible on the other
Enter page number
Page 480 of 595
Words from 131020 to 131277