Livingstone-Stanley Monument, Bujumbura

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Discover the meeting place of two celebrated British explorers, Stanley and Livingstone, at Livingstone-Stanley Monument. Dr. Livingstone aimed to find the source of the Nile, but lost connection with the outside world for several years. Because he was presumed lost, Sir Stanley headed to Africa to find him. A single, giant rock marks the site of their chance encounter, with their names and the date carved into its surface. They spent several nights at this spot, discussing ideas and sharing thoughts. Apart from the monument, the site serves as an ideal vantage point among the picturesque scenery. Use our Bujumbura attractions planner to visit Livingstone-Stanley Monument on your trip to Bujumbura, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Very visited place. History shows who has the new generation. Middle located somewhere convenient. Near a road paved. just near Lake Tanganyika. Wow it's really tourism.
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  • 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  more »
  • The Stone is okay nd the history intersting. But it is only the Stone. Nothing else around in this area  more »
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  • Very near from Bujumbura (13km) with easy access to the place
  • Excellent historic place. Nice view of the south side of the city!!
  • It have Omani story at this place the Omani Man meet Livingston and Stanley in Burundi
  • Local community apparenty put a fence and some person asking for 3 USD per person to visit... but issuing no receipts, claiming that the old book is completed and he did not receive a new one... And a whole group of scouts came by me and got in and on the stone for free...
  • Just a stone.
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