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 Form 2 History and Government online lessons on transport

Use of Camels in transport and reasons why a camel is ideal in the desert transport

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Camels in transport.
- It is referred to as the ship of the desert.
- Reasons why a camel is ideal in the desert transport:
(a) It has a unique ability to survive for long without food and water.
(b) They have an incredible water storage capacity, they
do not sweat lose much moisture.
(c) They have broad padded, two toed feet ideal for walking on desert sand.
(d) The nostrils have flaps which keep away sand during sandstorms.
(e) Its fur is thick enough to protect it from the sweltering desert heat by
day and extreme cold conditions at night.
(f) The hump contains a lot of fat which the camel uses when it goes without eating
Camels were commonly used during the trans-Saharan trade. They are in use in Kenya today among the Galla and Somali carrying weight upto 200kg.
- Camels were commonly used during.
- They are in use in Kenya today among the Galla and Somali carrying weight upto 200kg


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