Livingstone-Stanley Monument

Livingstone-Stanley Monument

Livingstone-Stanley Monument
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slieder
Bujumbura Mairie Province, Burundi146 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
NOT where they first met, but where they stayed after meeting. South of town and so-so for historical sites to see.
Written 24 December 2022
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Trinity983
Bujumbura, Burundi2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
This would have happened on November 25, 1871 in Mugere, about ten kilometers south of Bujumbura on the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika. A stone (moved) was erected on the spot to immortalize the meeting between the famous scientist David Livingstone and the young reporter Henry Morton Stanley, who went in search of him.

However, this meeting took place a few days earlier, on November 10, in Ujiji, in what is now Tanzania. The place marked by the stone is in fact a place where the two explorers stationed from November 25 to 27, 1871.
Written 18 July 2020
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Hugh73Brussels
Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Belgium99 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I happened to be passing so I called in to see the monument. A young goatherd tried to charge us BIF 3000 to go in. I admire his enterprise but the locals I was with were having none of it. It was a nice thing to do but the road that leads there is very congested, so I would not recommend making the trip specially.
Written 8 November 2019
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Marcel_C_ZH
Zurich, Switzerland556 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The stone itself is nothing that I had to see; interesting story behind it but the best was the view to the city and lake from the hill
Written 8 September 2019
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dunjaribaric
Zagreb, Croatia7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
IT was interesting and good presentation. The Children were all around and IT was great to Talk and Play with them. The surroundings is wonderful .
Written 31 August 2019
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Martha M
Nairobi, Kenya12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
There is only the stone and in amazing view of the river and the history is interesting as well. To make your visit more rich, visit with a local and interact with the locals. A better way to do this is to talk with the families that live near the stone, they could share their experiences of interacting with different visitors to the stone. Keep an open mind. Happy travels.
Written 8 May 2019
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Ali Vazir - BB Health Tours
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo562 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Business
The Livingstone–Stanley Monument at Mugere in Burundi is 12 km south of the capital Bujumbura, overlooking Lake Tanganyika, and marks a location where explorer and missionary Dr David Livingstone and journalist and explorer Henry Morton Stanley visited and spent two nights on 25–27 November 1871. In French it is referred to as ‘La Pierre de Livingstone et Stanley’. Some Burundians claim the location is where the famous first meeting of Livingstone and Stanley took place, at which the latter uttered the famous words "Dr Livingstone, I presume?".
However that meeting actually took place in Ujiji in Tanzania on 10 November 1871 as clearly detailed in Stanley's book, "How I Found Livingstone". From their writings, the visit to Mugere appears to be the one on 25–27 November which Livingstone and Stanley described as being one of the most hospitable they enjoyed. The date 25 November 1871 can be seen scratched on the rock. At the Mugere River they found the village of Chief Mukropeans to visit the area, their arrival was memorable, and it must be at some time later the event became confused in some people's minds as the first meeting between Livingstone and Stanley.
Written 26 December 2018
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Erik S
11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Friends
Only stop here on your way to the south or back to Bujumbura, no need to make the detour. It has "historical value, but not a beautiful place
Written 27 August 2018
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Korbinian S
36 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
The Stone is okay nd the history intersting. But it is only the Stone. Nothing else around in this area
Written 20 August 2018
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stefano s
508 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Business
Traveling for business it happens you pass close by famous spots. This time it was the Stanley - Lidvingstone monument on the coast of Tanganika lake. It claims to be for the meeting which in fact took place some kilometers south in Tanzanian’s Ojiji. Nevertheless this was the spot where they met 14 days later and starred the canoe exploration of lake’s coasts. Emotional, not for the rock itself but for the history behind it. Enjoy!
Written 14 May 2018
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