Francis Harold Watson

Francis Harold Watson aka Frank 'Zambezi' Watson (1854–1905) was an English traveller, hunter and trader.[1]

Watson's first expedition to 'Zambezia' was in 1873 and he subsequently made other journeys to the region, as trader and hunter. He formed a close friendship with Frederick Selous on these trips, and became a business partner of a certain George Westbeech. On an expedition to the Victoria Falls in 1891, he took the first known photographs of the falls and gorges.[2] These photographs are now stored in the Zimbabwe State Archives.[3]


  1. ^ "John Thomas Baines - English Artist and Explorer (1820-1875)". Archived from the original on 7 August 2020.
  2. ^ "To the Victoria Falls - First Photographs of the Victoria Falls".
  3. ^ "Historické fotografie Viktoriiných vodopádů". Archived from the original on 7 March 2018.