Rufiji


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Rufiji

(ro͞ofē`jē), river, c.375 mi (600 km) long, rising in the highlands of SW Tanzania, E Africa, and flowing NE then E to the Indian Ocean opposite Mafia Island. The Great Ruaha River is its chief tributary. There are irrigation and flood-control projects on the river. Cotton is raised in the delta.

Rufiji

 

a river in East Africa, in Tanzania. Formed by the confluence of the Luwegu and Kilombero rivers, whose sources are in the mountains to the east of Lake Nyasa (Lake Malawi), the Rufiji empties into the Indian Ocean. It is approximately 1,400 km long from the source of the Luwegu and drains an area of 178,000 sq km. Fed by rain, the river overflows in the summer and fall; maximum flow rates occur from March through May. The rivers forming the Rufiji are full of rapids and are unnavigable; the Rufiji itself, below the Siguri Falls, flows through a lowland in a wide valley and is accessible to river vessels.

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According to Becha there are numerous unseen interests at play in the Kenyan Delta, as is the case in many other deltas in Africa, notably Niger Delta and Rufiji Delta.
To put Konigsberg out of commission, the Admiralty dispatched the monitors HMS Mersey and HMS Severn on a long and hazardous journey to the Rufiji delta, where Konigsberg was hiding, to sink it.
Not only had she prepared a delicious breakfast for us, she packed us a lunch for our six-hour drive to Selous Game Reserve on the banks of Rufiji River -- the largest water system in East Africa and bigger than some European countries such as Switzerland.
As per the report, Tanzania based, Minister for Health and Social Welfare, Dr Seif Rashid, declared that has handed over medical equipment, which will be allotted to several dispensaries in Rufiji District.
Speaking at the end of September, the director general of the Rufiji Development Authority (RUBADA), Aloyce Masanja, revealed that the project would be fully funded by the Brazilian government, partly in the form of a grant.
3) Most notably, in 1915, a small number of land- and sea-based British aircraft were instrumental in helping to locate the German cruiser Konigsberg which had taken up refuge in the Rufiji River Delta after preying on British shipping in the Indian Ocean early in the war.
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From Jongomero we would take a fear-inducing 90-minute light aircraft flight to the Selous Safari Camp on the fertile banks of the Rufiji River, before ending up at the charmingly romantic Ras Kutani beach resort, on the edge of a fresh water lagoon.
GAME ON: Left, a giraffe stands serene as a wart hog, makes a run for it at the Ruaha National Park in Tanzania on the fertile banks of the Rufiji River the coast of east Africa.