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Livingstone-Stanley Monument, Bujumbura

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Discover the meeting place of two celebrated British explorers at Livingstone-Stanley Monument. 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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  • NOT where they first met, but where they stayed after meeting. South of town and so-so for historical sites to see. 
    NOT where they first met, but where they stayed after meeting. South of town and so-so for historical sites to see.  more »
  • 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... 
    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...  more »
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  • Its a sight to see. Although its not the place the famous line "Dr. Livingstone I presume" took place it is a rock inscribed by the famous explorer and Henry Morton Stanley presumably some months after their famed meeting in Ujiji, Tanzania. For some reason that is beyond me the rock has been surrounded on all sides with a hideous shoulder hight metal fence in bright colours, ruining any possibility of taking good photographs. The fence really kills the historic atmosphere that's tangible when one muses back on the two explorers carving something permanent to mark their meeting. The tour guide was also misinformed on many historic points that connect to the rock, but there is so much potential for this historic monument that its really worth visiting and digging in to the history on ones own.
  • 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...

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