Livingstone-Stanley Monument, Bujumbura

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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  • I happened to be passing so I called in to see the monument. A young goatherd tried to charge us BIF 3000 to go in. I admire his enterprise but the locals I was with were having none of it. It was a.....  more »
  • The stone itself is nothing that I had to see; interesting story behind it but the best was the view to the city and lake from the hill  more »
  • Nice place;)But not for free!
  • Excellent historic place. Nice view of the south side of the city!!

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