Mount Homa

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Mount Homa
Homa mountain.jpg
Mount Homa in 1994
Highest point
Elevation 1,751 m (5,745 ft)
Coordinates 0°23′S 34°30′E / 0.38°S 34.50°E / -0.38; 34.50Coordinates: 0°23′S 34°30′E / 0.38°S 34.50°E / -0.38; 34.50
Mount Homa is located in Kenya
Mount Homa
Mount Homa
Location in Kenya
Location Kenya
Mountain type Complex volcano
Last eruption Unknown

Mount Homa is a mountain located in western Kenya. It forms a broad peninsula on the southern shore of Winam Gulf, an extension of Lake Victoria. This peninsula defines Homa Bay and the mountaintop is about 20 kilometres north of the town of that name.

In the Luo language Got Uma or God Marahuma means "famous mountain".

The mountain is formed of carbonatite lava and dates from Miocene to Pleistocene. Along with the active Ol Doinyo Lengai, it is one of the very few carbonatite volcanoes in the world.

Mount Homa, on Lake Victoria, Kenya. View from across Winam Gulf, looking south.

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