Overview of the Ujiji Town in Kigoma Tanzania
Background of Kigoma Ujiji Tanzania
First to start, here are the important things before getting into the historical facts about Ujiji.
Ujiji pronunciation is as follows:
Where is Ujiji? It is a district that is part of Kigoma region in Tanzania.
The Ujiji story Involving Dr. Livingstone starts in Kigoma year 1858, whereby Richard Burton and John Speke first set foot on Lake Tanganyika’s shores. In 1871, Henry Stanley discovered Dr. David Livingstone and purportedly murmured the memorable words, “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” near the site of the epic meeting. “The good Samaritan was near at hand” when Livingstone’s spirits were low. ‘I see him!’ he shouted, dashing off to meet him as [my servant] Susi came arriving at top speed. ‘An Englishman!’ he cried. Thanks to the American flag flying high over the caravan, the stranger’s identity was readily apparent. My first impression was that the traveler in front of me was wealthier than I was; there were sacks of food with tin baths and cooking pots in luxury glaring.
Ujiji Kigoma Tanzania Town has a Memorial Honoring Dr. Livingstone
Ujiji Livingstone Memorial was created in Ujiji as a reminder of their meeting. There is also a tiny museum. A historic slave passage can be found close to the market. On the beaches of Lake Tanganyika, in 1878, the London Missionary Society established its first missionary station at Ujiji.
Legend believes that the legendary encounter occurred a few kilometers south of Bujumbura. On their joint expedition to northern Lake Tanganyika, a visit to Mugere by Livingstone and Stanley 15 days later is commemorated by the Livingstone-Stanley Monument.
Activities at Ujiji Africa Town in Kigoma
In Ujiji hiking is a prominent activity in Gombe and Mahale National Parks with chimpanzees, Snorkeling, and swimming in Tanganyika’s lake;
Observe the world-renowned dhow builders at work in Ujiji, near Kigoma, the Henry Stanley’s renowned location “Dr. Livingstone I presume.”
Last but not the least, if you need to learn more about this district visit the Kigoma Ujiji municipal council website for further details.
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