Voi River

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The Voi River[1] (Goshi River[2]) is a river in Coast Province, Kenya, East Africa. It originates in the Taita Hills and flows past the town of Voi and through the Tsavo East National Park before emptying into the sea at Kilifi.[3] Its total length is about 210 kilometres (130 mi). However, in the dry season only the last (lower) eighty kilometres has water in it.

Aruba Dam[edit]

Aruba Dam was built in 1952 across the Voi River. The reservoir created by the dam attracts many animals and water birds.[4]


At the mouth of the Voi, the river flows into the Goshi Estuary. the Goshi Estuary flows into a narrow neck where there is a bridge between the Shauri Moyo beach and Kilifi.[5] The neck is known as Kilifi Creek and is about 3 kilometres (1.86 mi) long between the estuary and the sea.


  1. ^ Voi (Variant) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. ^ Goshi (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  3. ^ Muslim, F. "Kenya National Report". Legal aspects of protecting and managing the marine and coastal environment of the East African region: National Reports. UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 49. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). pp. 31–57, page 52. download rsrs049.pdf
  4. ^ Caputo, Philip (2002). "Among the Man-Eaters (from National Geographic Adventure)". The Best American Travel Writing 2001. Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin. pp. 47–74, page 54. ISBN 0-618-11877-2.
  5. ^ Weiss, Robert; Bahlburg, Heinrich (2006). "The Coast of Kenya Field Survey after the December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami" (PDF). Earthquake Spectra. 22 (S3): 238. doi:10.1193/1.2201970.

Coordinates: 03°37′55″S 039°48′51″E / 3.63194°S 39.81417°E / -3.63194; 39.81417