Category Archives: Sourcd of the Nile

Wild Rice, Salt, and Navigation on Lake Tanganyika: 19th Century and Now

The first settlers and explorers in Burundi were from Germany.  Their initial port on Lake Tanganyika was established at Kajaga – which is close to where we live and where the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika is now located on the northern shores … Continue reading

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Cuisines and Crops of Africa, 19th Century – The Limits of Pastoralism as a Lifestyle

  [First posted  24 Oct 2009  Revised 04 November 2011] With the Horn of Africa so much in the news now, I am updating and reposting several links that focus on limited resources in the area. Summary: The importance of the relationship … Continue reading

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Discovering the Rusizi River, Did it Flow IN or OUT?! Part V

Continued from this blog. …On the second morning of our arrival at Mugihewa we mustered ten strong paddlers, and set out to explore the head of the lake and the mouth of the Rusizi.  We found that the northern head … Continue reading

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Discovering the Rusizi River – Did It flow IN or OUT?!, Pt. I

East African explorations in the mid 19th Century were overwhelming directed to discovering the source of the Nile in central Africa.  Along side this goal, laying out ways and means whereby the English could establish a strong foothold in East and central Africa … Continue reading

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How to Make Salt from Grasses or Goat Dung in northern Uganda, 1860’s

Proceeding up the White Nile basin from Gondokro (current Juba, in southern Sudan) for about 100 miles, the Bakers entered the Latooka territory where they stayed for a short time. Samuel Baker thought the Latooka to be the most handsome … Continue reading

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Sex in the Jungle: Experiences of Victorian Explorers

Although 19th century explorers wrote on any number of topics about their African experiences, sex was not one of them – either about their own experiences or observations amongst groups whom they visited.  Euphemisms, however, were common – such as the … Continue reading

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How to Air-Dry Game Meat and Prepare Nutritious Foods for Safari, 1862

During their explorations of the White and Blue Niles in the mid 19th Century, Sir Samuel Baker and his wife Florence seem to have gone comfortably native – at least when it came to food.  Baker’s travel journals provide more information on … Continue reading

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