Category Archives: Stanley and Livingstone

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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A Taste of 2012 – Top Posts Favor Colonial Era; Food; Ancient Egypt

2012 was an excellent year for blogging.  Daily reads ranged between 200 and 300, with a few entries going over 500.  Readers were most interested in posts that stress the colonial era of African history, together with wildlife, traditional farming … Continue reading

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Monkey Business – 19th. Century and Now

Monkeys and gorillas in the 19th century were – and continue to be – found throughout tropical and sub-tropical Africa.  When colonial explorers began to encounter them, it was thought they might be somehow related to humans, and it was … Continue reading

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Discovering the Rusizi River, Did it flow IN or OUT?! Part VI

Hippos on a sandbar in the Rusizi River. Source Wiki This is the last post about the exploration of the Rusizi River on Lake Tanganyika, by Stanley and Livingstone.  Though surprisingly, there were ‘armchair explorers’ back in England who doubted … 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?! Part IV

This email is a bit tedious – consisting primarily of names and geog. places discovered by Livingstone and Stanley. Finally, Stanley and Livingstone reached the top (north shore) of the lake, crossing from the eastern shore to the N.W. corner and … 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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