Richard Francis Burton

Name ID 992

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1856 Publishes: Burton, Richard F First Footsteps in East Africa

Extract ID: 2953

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Map and Guide to Tanzania
Page Number: 04b
Extract Date: 1856

In 1856 the British Royal Geographical Society commissioned Richard Francis Burton and John Hanning Speke to look for the sources of the Nile; during their expeditions they found Lake Ukerewe in 1858 which was renamed, after the Queen, Victoria Nyanza and continuing westwards via Tabora they reached Ujiji and found Lake Tanganyika.

Extract ID: 4005