1st Edition

The Great Rift Valley

By J.W. Gregory Copyright 1968

    First printed in 1896, this is a "Narrative of a Journey to Mount Kenya and Lake Baringo with Some Account of the Geology, Natural History, Anthropology and Future Prospect of British East Africa.

    Part 1 An abortive expedition: preparing for the start; with the advance guard to the Tana; collapse and return. Part 2 To Baringo and Mount Kenya: at Mombasa - a second start; on the Uganda road; across the lands of the Kikuyu and Masai; along the rift valley to Baringo; the stay at Njemps and excursions around Baringo; across Laikipia; on the snowfields and glaciers of Kenya; the return march. Part 3 Eastern British East Africa: the physical geography and geology of British East Africa; problems of the distribution of the East African flora and fauna; notes on the fauna of British East Africa; the flora of British East Africa; the Zanzibari; the natives of Eastern British East Africa - the Stone Age in East Africa, the negrillo or pygmy tribes, the Negro races, the Hamitic races, the Semitic races; the national movements and future prospects of British East Africa; appendices.


    J.W. Gregory