Second Zambesi expedition

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Second Zambesi expedition
Part of the Exploration of Africa
Zambesi Expedition ship Ma Robert.jpg
The Ma Robert aground in the West Luabo River.
ObjectiveExploration of Southeast Africa.
Date1858 - 1864
Executed by United Kingdom
OutcomeSuccessful expedition, establishment of the Central Africa Mission

The Second Zambesi expedition,[1] from 1858 to 1864, was launched by the Royal Geographical Society of Britain to explore Southeast Africa for mineral deposits and other natural resources. The expedition led to the establishment of the Central Africa Mission and was under the command of Dr. David Livingstone, who would become famous for his journeys into the interior of Africa.[2]

The burial site of Mary Moffat Livingstone in Chupanga, Mozambique.


  1. ^ Johnston, pg. 242
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-02. Retrieved 2011-08-26.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  • Johnston, Harry H. (1891). Livingston and the explorations of Central Africa. G. Philip & Son.