Henry Morton Stanley

On March 21, 1871, Henry Morton Stanley began his trek to find the missionary and explorer David Livingstone. Stanley was a Welsh-American journalist and explorer who was famous for his exploration of central Africa. Upon finding Livingstone, Stanley reportedly asked, “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” He is also known for his search for the source of the Nile, his work in enabling the plundering of the … Continue reading Henry Morton Stanley

Southern Rhodesia #37A (1938)

Dr. Livingstone Views Victoria Falls

On November 16, 1855, Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone is believed to have been the first European to view Victoria Falls in southern Africa at the border of the present-day nations of Zambia and Zimbabwe from what is now known as Livingstone Island — one of two land masses in the middle of the Zambezi River, immediately upstream from the falls on the Zambian side. … Continue reading Dr. Livingstone Views Victoria Falls