A Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake, by John Hanning Speke

Table of Contents

Chapter i.

The Royal Geographical Society — The Strange Lake on the Map — Set Off — Arrive at Zanzibar — A Preliminary Excursion — A Sail along the Coast — The Pangani River — A Jemadar’s Trick — Journey up Country — Adventures — Return to Zanzibar — Scenes there — Objects of the Expedition — Recruiting for Followers — The Cafila Bashi — The Start — Fevers — Discussions about the Mountains of the Moon and the Victoria N’yanza — The Tanganyika.

Chapter ii.

Canoes — The Crews — The Biography of Bombay — The Voyage — Crocodiles — The Lake Scenery — Kivira Island — Black Beetles — An Adventure with One of Them — Kasengé Island — African Slavery.

Chapter iii.

Leave Tanganyika — Determine to Visit the Ukéréwé Lake, alias Victoria N’yanza — Confusion about Rivers Running in and out — Idea that it is the Source of the Nile — Arrangements for the Journey — Difficulties — The March — Nature of the Country — Formalities at the Meeting of Caravans — A Pagazi Strike — A Sultana — Incidents — Pillars of Granite.

Chapter iv.

First Sight of the Victoria N’yanza — Its Physical Geography — Speculations on its Being the Source of the Nile — Sport on the Lake — Sultans Machunda and Mahaya — Missionary Accounts of the Geography — Arab Accounts — Regrets at Inability to Complete the Discovery — The March Resumed — History of the Watuta — Hippopotamus-hunting — Adventures — Kahama.

Chapter v.

General Character of the Country Traversed — The Huts — The Geology — Productions — Land of Promise — Advice to Missionaries — Leave Ulekampuri — Return of the Expedition — Register of Temperature — Wages and Kit.

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