Water in Africa
- Africa, Tanzania
by Lorie Burnett, Korogwe, Tanga Region, Tanzania
We are not near a river. Even so, the closest river is not used for transportation.
I am about 60 miles from the coastal city of Tanga, which is an important port here for exporting goods, as well as for transport to Kenya and to the islands of Reinba and Zanzibar.
by Gary Port, Morogoro (Mzumbe), Tanzania
I live near a small dam used for breeding fish and a small river which is our water source. Neither is used for transportation.
Three hours away though, in Dar Es Salaam—the capital—ships transport goods from abroad. The locals use dhows, wooden sailboats with a single sail made from cloth.