Mules carrying packs. Image credit MediaWiki

Mules carrying packs. Image credit MediaWiki

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Transport: Draught Power

Draught power

  • Refers to the use of animals such as elephants, mules, donkeys, camels and horses

Advantages

  • It is cheap
  • It is much more readily available
  • Can scale steep terrain and reach inaccessible areas.
  • Does not require special networks e.g. road/rail

Disadvantages

  • Can only carry a limited amount of goods
  • It is slow.
  • It is not durable
  • Needs constant rest.
  • It can be inefficient and uncertain.

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