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Lamu Archipelago geographic point of interest

on Saturday, 13 November 2010. Posted in Lamu Archipelago, Environment

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Currently the Ewaso Nyiro river ends in the Lorian Swamp in North-East Kenya. It has been suggested that the river once flowed into the Indian Ocean, causing what is now the Lamu Archipelago. However - the course that seems more etched into the earth displayed on Google Maps is one of a more east direction, entering the Indian Ocean north of Kismaayo in Somalia.

View Ewaso Nyiro ancient river course? in a larger map

The Ewaso Nyiro is, in fact the most south western river course in theJubaa and Shebelle rivers drainage basin.

Whether a tributary of the Ewaso Nyiro branched off in a more southerly direction and entered the Ocean at Lamu is not so clear.

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