The famous missionary and explorer, Dr David Livingstone explored Africa and the region including Zambia extensively. When Livingstone completely lost contact with the outside world for six years and was extremely ill he managed to get word to a compatriot. This in turn led to Henry Stanley being sent by the New York Herald newspaper to find him in 1869. He eventually found Livingstone in the town of Ujiji on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, Zambia in1871. He greeting him with the now famous words, “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” to which Livingston responded “Yes”.
Livingstone Town, Zambia
Livingstone Town was established in 1905 and was named after him. It is now a tourism capital of Zambia and just 11km away from Victoria Falls. Travellers flock to this area because of its adventure activities and the spectacular wildlife of this country. Despite the magnificent Victoria Falls producing a spray, that covers the surrounding forest 24/7, Zambia is a landlocked country.
Until 1964, Zambia was known as Northern Rhodesia. It then became known as Zambia, which was because of the Zambezi River.
David Livingstone died in Chief Chitambo’s village at Ilala Southeast of Lake Bangweulu in North-Western Rhodesia on the 1st of May 1873 from malaria and internal bleeding which was caused by dysentery.
Today a monument stands in his memory and honour at the site where he died in Zambia.
We this is the last letter from the A to Z Blogging Challenge. I will miss it quite frankly. I will put the wrap party post up later.