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Monument/Statue/Memorial David Livingstone Memorial Site

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Located in Zambia :: Great North
Category: Attraction :: Monument/Statue/Memorial

Interpretation centre will open end of 2019. Clean ablutions. Open all day as the caretakers live next to the memorial.

The British explorer, David Livingstone, was the first European to visit Lake Bangweulu in 1868; he succumbed to malaria on the edge of the swamp plains in 1873. His loyal attendants buried his heart under a baobab tree, and the place was marked in 1902 by the Livingstone Memorial.

The site consists of a symbolic hut with a tableau depicting the scene how Livingstone's companions, James Chuma and Abdullah Susi, along with Matthew Wellington, found him dead in 1873. The life size figures are impressive pieces of art. Sadly, the simple stone memorial at the site where David Livingstone's heart (and other internal organs) were buried was starting to crack so it has been covered in black marble.

Address :  Zambia
Tel :  +260(0)211 229 087
Tel2 :  +260(0)211 290 090

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Fee/s :  15USD pp

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