Second Zambezi expedition

The Second Zambezi expedition,[1] from 1858 to 1864, was launched by the Royal Geographical Society of Britain to explore Southeast Africa for mineral deposits and other natural resources. The expedition led to the establishment of the Central Africa Mission and was under the command of Dr. David Livingstone, who would become famous for his journeys into the interior of Africa.[2]

Second Zambezi expedition
Part of the European Exploration of Africa
The Ma Robert aground in the West Luabo River.
ObjectiveExploration of Southeast Africa.
Date1858 - 1864
Executed by United Kingdom
OutcomeSuccessful expedition, establishment of the Central Africa Mission
The burial site of Mary Moffat Livingstone in Chupanga, Mozambique.


  1. ^ Johnston, pg. 242
  2. ^ "The Zambesi Expedition". Archived from the original on 2012-03-02. Retrieved 2011-08-26.
  • Johnston, Harry H. (1891). Livingston and the explorations of Central Africa. G. Philip & Son.