Expedition to the Zambesi and its Tributaries, by David Livingstone

Table of Contents

Preface.

Introduction. Objects of the Expedition — Personal Interest shown by Naval Authorities — Members of the Zambesi Expedition.

Chapter:

  1. Arrival at the Zambesi — Rebel Warfare — Wild Animals — Shupanga — Hippopotamus Hunters — The Makololo — Crocodiles.
  2. Kebrabasa Rapids — Tette — African fever — Exploration of the Shire — Discovery of Lake Shirwa.
  3. The Steamer in difficulties — Elephant hunting — Arrival at Chibisa’s — Search for Lake Nyassa — The Manganja country — Weavers and smelters — Lake Pamalombe.
  4. The Upper Shire — Discovery of Lake Nyassa — Distressing exploration — Return to Zambesi — Unpleasant visitors — Start for Sekeletu’s Country in the interior.
  5. Magnificent scenery — Method of marching — Hippopotamus killed — Lions and buffalo — Sequasha the ivory-trader.
  6. Illness — The Honey-guide — Abundance of game — The Baenda pezi — The Batoka.
  7. The Victoria Falls of the Zambesi — Marvellous grandeur of the Cataracts — The Makololo’s town — The Chief Sekeletu.
  8. Life amongst the Makololo — Return journey — Native hospitality — A canoe voyage on the Zambesi.
  9. The waterbuck — Disaster in Kebrabasa rapids — The “Ma Robert” founders — Arrival of the “Pioneer” and Bishop Mackenzie’s party — Portuguese slave-trade — Interference and liberation.
  10. The Lake tribes — The Mazitu — Quantities of elephants — Distressing journey — Detention on the Shire.
  11. Arrival of H.m.s. “Gorgon”— Dr. Livingstone’s new steamer and Mrs. Livingstone — Death of Mrs. Livingstone — Voyage to Johanna and the Rovuma — An attack upon the “Pioneer’s” boats.
  12. Return to the Zambesi — Bishop Mackenzie’s grave — Frightful scenes with crocodiles — Death of Mr. Thornton — African poisons — Recall of the Expedition.
  13. Dr. Livingstone’s further explorations — Effects of slave-trade — Kirk’s range — Ajawa migration — Native fishermen — Arab slave-crossing — Splendid highlands.
  14. Important geographical discoveries in the Wabisa countries — Cruelty of the slave-trade — The Mazitu — Serious illness of Dr. Livingstone — Return to the ship.
  15. Confidence of natives — Bishop Tozer — Withdrawal of the Mission party — The English leave — Hazardous voyage to Mosambique — Dr. Livingstone’s voyage to Bombay — Return to England.

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