Ujiji also known
as Kavele, situated on the eastern shores of Lake Tanganyika, about
10 kilometers south of Kigoma. This was an Arabic settlement
Slave Trade, used to be the terminus
for the old caravan route from the coast.
Ujiji has also a historical
significance for explorers. It is a place where Burton and Speke
first reached the shore of
Lake Tanganyika in 1858, and the place where Dr. Livingstone met
Stanley in 1871. A monument known as Dr. Livingstone memorial has
been constructed to commemorate the meeting. there is a slave route
near the market.
Near the shores of lake Tanganyika lies an ancient and traditional
fishing market. At night when the lake relatively calm, visitors may
enjoy the romantic site of softly lit Lake.
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The lake first made known to the
Europeans in mid 1800's by English explorers Richard Burton and John Speke.