David Livingstone discovers Lake Nyasa in central Africa

British explorer Dr. David Livingstone had been exploring up a tributary of the Zambesi River using a steam launch.  When he could go no further up the Shire River, he made his away across land to Lake Nyasa, today called Lake Malawi.  He later tried to reach the lake via the Shire but without success.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
Steven Otfinoski, David Livingstone: Deep in the Heart of Africa (Tarrytown, NY: Marshall Cavendish, 2007), 41.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Science/Technology
How to Cite This Page: "David Livingstone discovers Lake Nyasa in central Africa," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, https://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/index.php/node/29333.