Simbamwenni is named after the city-state (Lion City) on the Ngerengere river visited by Henry Morton Stanley during his expedition in search of Dr Livingstone, whom he found in 1871.

 

His book “How I Found Dr. Livingstone” contains an engraving of the river crossing and the ‘Lion City’ which existed then on the site of present-day Morogoro

 

"Dr Livingstone I presume?"