Livingstone Tree

Historic Site in Nkhotakota

In the grounds of the St Anne’s Mission Hospital, the explorer David Livingstone supposedly camped under this large tree while leading an expedition to Malawi in the 1860s.

When he returned a few years later, he met with chief and slave trader Jumbe, and persuaded him to abandon the slave trade. The agreement did not last, however, and Nyasaland would wait until 1891 to see the end of the trade.

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