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A view looking west over the Peninsula from the high ground to the lower plateau, with Katwe in the distance, showing Capparis clumps and the open patches of grassland. ·*: Plate 7. Hippopotamus on land; note the closely-cropped grass cover. , 1925), which were probably a more subdued phase of Grogan and Sharp's geysers. Today perhaps they have been covered by a rise in water level, for there is no recorded trace. Before the period of tectonic grandeur signified by the craters' eruptions, the lakes, which form the focal point of the Park, were much more extensive.

The haze was reported by Stanley (1890), and provides an interesting example of how man modifies the environment; in this case probably benefiting both plant and animal populations by ameliorating the dry season's intensity. Vegetation I have never found the Rwenzori Park to be the inhospitable-looking place that the early travellers recorded: its stately cactus-like Euphorbia 34 The Uganda Waterbuck 150r 100 σ er 50 J F M A M J J A 5 O N D Month Fig. 13. Graph of the mean monthly rainfall in mm, recorded at Mweya, for 1954-1963 and 1964-1966.

8. Location map of the Rwenzori National Park in East Africa. area under the command of the Katekiro. Only one man remained unconquered under the onslaught, and that was Kaiyura, the chief of Mweya Peninsula. Kakuri, the chief of Katwe, fled to the small islands in Katwe Bay. The raiders despoiled the immense herds of Wasongora cattle, driving off all that they were able. Some of the raiders remained behind in occupation with a portion of the cattle. M. Stanley visited Katwe. He recorded signs of numerous cattle, but the Warasura who now owned them, fearing a raid, had apparently driven them off into hiding.

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