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Thursday, August 19, 2010


A Journey from Cape Town overland to Lake Nyassa.

  • Thursday, August 19, 2010
  • Samuel Albert

  • Read at the Evening Meeting of the Royal Geographical Society in the United Kingdom, November 30th, 1885.

    In the autumn of the year 1883 I sailed from England for South Africa with a view to satisfy a long cherished wish, namely, the exploration of African lands as yet little known, and more particularly to study the character, habits, and customs of the negro races.

    Arriving at the Cape, I made all inquiries from the most reliable sources as to the probabilities of my success in accomplishing a journey alone overland to Central Africa. I did not get much encouragement, but, nevertheless, finally determined to make the attempt (whatever might be the results) to reach the Lake regions of Central Africa, and from thence to proceed towards the sea.