Famous Explorers Of Africa


Mungo Park was a Scottish explorer who led one of the first
expeditions to investigate the course of the Niger river in Western Africa.
Mungo Park was a 23 year-old scottish surgeon surgeon who had just returned
from a journey to Sumatra on a ship of the East India Company. There he had
discovered 6 species of fish, he had published descriptions in a Scientific
Journal. In 1795, Park had gone to Piscina, on an offer to research further
into Africa. Park had accepted and a severe fever overcame him during his
journey. Park also had been captured by certain muslim leaders. After he
had got out of the Prison he had wandered around and had finally found the
Niger River. Park was amazed at how ...

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had entered a contest for the first
person to reach Timbuktu and reach back. He had reached Timbuktu. During
Callie's trip he did not find it easy to prove to the French Authorities
that a young man with no experience could discover Timbuktu. On his way
back Callie had joined a Arab Caravan preparing to cross from Western
Sahara to Morocco. Callie had stated "I am the first European to cross from
the sandy ocean from the south to the north". On his return to Paris,
Callie was known as a hero. Later, questions were asked if he was telling
the truth or not.

Johann Rebmann

Johann Rebmann was a German missionary, who was not like Mungo Park or
Rene Callie. The purpose of Rebmann's explorations is to find a place where
he might serve God. His most helpful weapon was a umbrella, which he used
to fight off lions and would be attackers. Rebmann was the european
explorer who kept a careful record of his journey. Together with his
partner he paved the way ...

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