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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  • 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 too...  more »
  • More than one stone is not some say ... For others it is much more. For us is why tell a fable ...
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  • The background reading about this site needs to be done in advance, but the location and setting is marvelous. We went with our daughter, who has lived in Bujumbura for over a year but had not yet bee...  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!!
  • 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.
  • Go to Burundi 🇧🇮 and not to be photographed by the stone where 25 November 1871 year meeting traveler-Explorer David Livingstone and Traveler-correspondent of the newspaper "New York" Herald Henry Morton Stanley, this is the same as visit Paris and not take a picture of the Eiffel Tower)
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