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Lake Tanganyika Collection

"Exploring the Mysteries of Lake Tanganyika: A Journey through History and Nature" Lake Tanganyika

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Bujumbura, Burundi. As the hills of eastern Congo loom on the horizon, the Bora Bora

Bujumbura, Burundi. As the hills of eastern Congo loom on the horizon, the Bora Bora beach resort provides an oasis of luxury

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Burundi. Fish hung out to dry on the shores of lake Tanganyika

Burundi. Fish hung out to dry on the shores of lake Tanganyika

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Colonial possessions in East Africa during the First World War, c1916, (c1920). Creator: Unknown

Colonial possessions in East Africa during the First World War, c1916, (c1920). Creator: Unknown
Colonial possessions in East Africa during the First World War, c1916, (c1920). Map showing German East Africa, British East Africa, the Belgian Congo, Rhodesia, Uganda

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Map of East Africa, First World War, (c1920). Creator: John Bartholomew & Son

Map of East Africa, First World War, (c1920). Creator: John Bartholomew & Son
Map of East Africa, First World War, (c1920). Map showing colonial possessions including the Belgian Congo, British East Africa, German East Africa, Northern Rhodesia and Portuguese East Africa

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Stanley s... Meeting with Emin Pasha, April 29, 1888, at Kavalli... (1901). Creator: Unknown

Stanley s... Meeting with Emin Pasha, April 29, 1888, at Kavalli... (1901). Creator: Unknown
Stanleys Journey through Unknown Central Africa, 1887-1890: His Meeting with Emin Pasha, April 29, 1888, at Kavalli, on Lake Nyanza, (1901)

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Livingstone... : The Great Missionary-Explorer found by Stanley, 1870, (1901). Creator: Unknown

Livingstone... : The Great Missionary-Explorer found by Stanley, 1870, (1901). Creator: Unknown
Livingstones Exploration of Lake Tanganyika: The Great Missionary-Explorer found by Stanley, 1870, at Ujiji, (1901). The historic meeting between Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904)

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: The Celebration of the Coronation in Central Africa (litho)

The Celebration of the Coronation in Central Africa (litho)
1601014 The Celebration of the Coronation in Central Africa (litho) by Stewart, Allan (1865-1951); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Celebration of the Coronation in Central Africa)

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: View on the shore of Lake Tanganyika (engraving)

View on the shore of Lake Tanganyika (engraving)
967289 View on the shore of Lake Tanganyika (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: View on the shore of Lake Tanganyika)

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Sketches by Lieutenant Cameron in Central Africa (engraving)

Sketches by Lieutenant Cameron in Central Africa (engraving)
1105998 Sketches by Lieutenant Cameron in Central Africa (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sketches by Lieutenant Cameron in Central Africa)

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Kavala Island on Lake Tanganyika (engraving)

Kavala Island on Lake Tanganyika (engraving)
1047379 Kavala Island on Lake Tanganyika (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Kavala Island on Lake Tanganyika)

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Mount Malommbi, Lake Tanganyika (engraving)

Mount Malommbi, Lake Tanganyika (engraving)
967288 Mount Malommbi, Lake Tanganyika (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Mount Malommbi, Lake Tanganyika)

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Granary of Miro, Chief of Akalunga, Lake Tanganyika (engraving)

Granary of Miro, Chief of Akalunga, Lake Tanganyika (engraving)
967287 Granary of Miro, Chief of Akalunga, Lake Tanganyika (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Granary of Miro, Chief of Akalunga, Lake Tanganyika)

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Steam Launch 'Good News', Lake Tanganyika (engraving)

Steam Launch "Good News", Lake Tanganyika (engraving)
965341 Steam Launch " Good News", Lake Tanganyika (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Steam Launch " Good News", Lake Tanganyika)

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Christianity and Commerce in Central Africa (engraving)

Christianity and Commerce in Central Africa (engraving)
1062242 Christianity and Commerce in Central Africa (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Christianity and Commerce in Central Africa)

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Illustrations of 'How I Found Livingstone, 'by H M Stanley (engraving)

Illustrations of "How I Found Livingstone, "by H M Stanley (engraving)
1588996 Illustrations of " How I Found Livingstone, " by H M Stanley (engraving) by Zwecker, Johann Baptist (1814-76); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: The Advance of Civilisation in British Central Africa, Scenes between Lakes Nyassa and Tanganyika

The Advance of Civilisation in British Central Africa, Scenes between Lakes Nyassa and Tanganyika (litho)
1606881 The Advance of Civilisation in British Central Africa, Scenes between Lakes Nyassa and Tanganyika (litho) by Wright

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: The Central African Expedition (engraving)

The Central African Expedition (engraving)
1059236 The Central African Expedition (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Central African Expedition)

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: English and Portuguese in East Africa, a Journey from Mandala to Ujiji through the Territory of

English and Portuguese in East Africa, a Journey from Mandala to Ujiji through the Territory of the African Lakes
1062454 English and Portuguese in East Africa, a Journey from Mandala to Ujiji through the Territory of the African Lakes Company (engraving) by English School

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: John Hanning Speke (engraving)

John Hanning Speke (engraving)
3627990 John Hanning Speke (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: John Hanning Speke. Illustration for The Picture Magazine, 1895.); © Look and Learn

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Mr H M Stanleys Anglo-American Expedition for the Exploration of Central Africa

Mr H M Stanleys Anglo-American Expedition for the Exploration of Central Africa
1049928 Mr H M Stanleys Anglo-American Expedition for the Exploration of Central Africa, Setting out from M sehazy haven to cross Lake Tanganyika (engraving) by English School

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Lieutenant Camerons Map of Central Africa, showing his Line of March from Lake Tanganyika to

Lieutenant Camerons Map of Central Africa, showing his Line of March from Lake Tanganyika to the West Coast (engraving)
1059238 Lieutenant Camerons Map of Central Africa, showing his Line of March from Lake Tanganyika to the West Coast (engraving) by English School

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: John Hanning Speke, British explorer, 19th century

John Hanning Speke, British explorer, 19th century. In 1858, Speke (1827-1864) and Richard Burton became the first Europeans to discover Lake Tanganyika

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Portrait of John Hanning Speke, British explorer, 19th century

Portrait of John Hanning Speke, British explorer, 19th century. In 1858, Speke (1827-1864) and Richard Burton became the first Europeans to discover Lake Tanganyika

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Hut at the edge of Lake Tanganyika, Congo, 19th century. Artist: Lavielle

Hut at the edge of Lake Tanganyika, Congo, 19th century. Artist: Lavielle
Hut at the edge of Lake Tanganyika, Congo, 19th century. Lake Tanganyika is a large lake in central Africa, bordered by four countries. Its waters flow into the Congo River system

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Antique illustration of a Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Young Chimpanzee resting in a tree, Mahale Mountains National Park, Tanzania

Young Chimpanzee resting in a tree, Mahale Mountains National Park, Tanzania
Young Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) resting in a tree in Mahale Mountains National Park on the shore of Lake Tanganika; Tanzania

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Synodontis maculipinna, catfish

Synodontis maculipinna, catfish
Synodontis is the most widely-distributed mochokid genus. This specimen was collected from the Rufigi River near Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania and arrived at the museum in 1922

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Sir Richard Burton exploring Lake Tanganika, 1858

Sir Richard Burton exploring Lake Tanganika, 1858
Sir Richard Burton exploring Lake Tanganika, east Africa, 1858. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Plage des Cocotiers (Coconut Beach) also known as Saga Beach, Bujumbura

Plage des Cocotiers (Coconut Beach) also known as Saga Beach, Bujumbura, Lake Tanganyika, Burundi, East Africa, Africa

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Women divide up a fish catch, Lake Rukwa

Women divide up a fish catch, Lake Rukwa
Women divide up a fish catch on the shores of Lake Rukwa in Southwest Tanzania. Lake Rukwa is a long, narrow lake lying in a basin of inland drainage southeast of Lake Tanganyika; it forms part of

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Chimpanzee, Mahale Mountains

Chimpanzee, Mahale Mountains
The remote Mahale Mountains, located on a bulge along the eastern shores of Lake Tanganyika, rise spectacularly 8, 069 feet

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Seed of wild nutmeg

Seed of wild nutmeg

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: STANLEY & LIVINGSTONE. Henry Morton Stanley and David Livingstone on Lake Tanganyika

STANLEY & LIVINGSTONE. Henry Morton Stanley and David Livingstone on Lake Tanganyika. Engraving, late 19th century

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: STANLEY & LIVINGSTONE, 1871. The meeting of Henry Morton Stanley and David Livingstone at Ujiji

STANLEY & LIVINGSTONE, 1871. The meeting of Henry Morton Stanley and David Livingstone at Ujiji, Lake Tanganyika, 10 November 1871. Contemporary engraving

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Africa, East Africa, Tanzania, Western Tanzania Sailboat on Lake Tanganyika

Africa, East Africa, Tanzania, Western Tanzania Sailboat on Lake Tanganyika
Africa, East Africa, Tanzania, Western Tanzania, Sailboat on Lake Tanganyika

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Africa, East Africa, Tanzania Lake Tanganyika, viewed from with Gombe NP

Africa, East Africa, Tanzania Lake Tanganyika, viewed from with Gombe NP
Africa, East Africa, Tanzania, Lake Tanganyika, viewed from with Gombe NP

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Tanzania, Relief Map with Border and Mask

Tanzania, Relief Map with Border and Mask
Relief map of Tanzania (with border and mask). This image was compiled from data acquired by landsat 5 & 7 satellites combined with elevation data

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Burundi, Relief Map With Border and Mask

Burundi, Relief Map With Border and Mask
Relief map of Burundi (with border and mask). This image was compiled from data acquired by landsat 5 & 7 satellites combined with elevation data

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Democratic Republic of Congo, Relief Map With Border and Mask

Democratic Republic of Congo, Relief Map With Border and Mask
Relief map of Democratic Republic of Congo (with border and mask). This image was compiled from data acquired by landsat 5 & 7 satellites combined with elevation data

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Zambia, Relief Map With Border and Mask

Zambia, Relief Map With Border and Mask
Relief map of Zambia (with border and mask). This image was compiled from data acquired by landsat 5 & 7 satellites combined with elevation data

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Tanzania, Western Tanzania. Lake Tanganyika

Tanzania, Western Tanzania. Lake Tanganyika

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Sir Henry Stanley

Sir Henry Stanley
Sir Henry Morton Stanley, (1841-1904), Anglo- American journalist and explorer. Stanley was sent to find the Scottish missionary and explorer Dr David Livingstone (1813-1873)

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Richard Francis Burton, British explorer

Richard Francis Burton, British explorer
Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890), British explorer. Expelled from Oxford University, Burton served in the army in India for seven years from 1842 where he learnt several Eastern languages

Background imageLake Tanganyika Collection: Africa

Africa. Computer artwork, based on a satellite image, of Africa. North is at top. Water is blue, vegetation is green and desert is yellow



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"Exploring the Mysteries of Lake Tanganyika: A Journey through History and Nature" Lake Tanganyika, a mesmerizing water body nestled between the hills of eastern Congo and Bujumbura, Burundi, holds within its depths tales of adventure and discovery. Sir Henry Morton Stanley, an intrepid English journalist and explorer, embarked on a remarkable expedition to unravel the secrets hidden within this vast expanse. As we gaze upon the horizon from Bora Bora, our minds drift back to colonial times when East Africa was fiercely contested during the First World War. The map of that era reveals how nations vied for control over these lands surrounding Lake Tanganyika. But beyond political struggles lies the true essence of this enchanting lake. Fishermen in Burundi expertly hang their catch out to dry along its shores, showcasing both sustenance and tradition. These scenes evoke memories of simpler times when life revolved around nature's bounties. Stanley's historic meeting with Emin Pasha at Kavalli echoes through time as a testament to human resilience and determination. Their encounter on April 29th, 1888 remains etched in history books as a pivotal moment in African exploration. The engravings depicting female Warori slaves remind us of darker chapters intertwined with Lake Tanganyika's narrative – stories that shed light on humanity's capacity for cruelty but also inspire us to strive for justice. Amidst such historical weight rests moments of celebration too; lithographs capturing Central Africa's jubilation during coronation ceremonies transport us into joyous festivities where cultures converge by this magnificent lake. Stepping onto its shores today feels like traversing Lieutenant Cameron's sketches brought to life – his detailed engravings immortalize Central Africa’s beauty while inviting us to appreciate every facet it offers. Kavala Island emerges as an oasis amidst Lake Tanganyika’s vastness - an idyllic retreat where one can immerse in tranquility, surrounded by nature's wonders.