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History of Simbamwenni

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


A picture of what the ancient city of Simbamwenni or Lion City used to look like when explorer Henry Morton Stanley visited the area in 1871

"Dr Livingstone I presume?"

A drawing of the scene when Henry Morton Stanley met David Livingstone in Kijiji, Tanzania. This is a picture from Stanley's book "How I Found Dr. Livingstone"
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