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Dr. Livingstone’s House

Dr. Livingstone’s House

Dr. Livingstone’s House

Dr. Livingstone’s House (Malawi Road, Zanzibar) — this building is named for the well-known and respected missionary-cum-explorer, Dr. David Livingstone, who used it as a base for his wanderings. During the second half of the 19th century, several other European missionaries and explorers, such as Burton and Speke, used it as the starting point for their expeditions to the interior of Africa. Most of houses were built during the 19th century, when Zanzibar became the trading center of East Africa. The majority of the old buildings in the Stone Town are used as residential flats on the upper floors and business premises on the ground floors. Some of these buildings have been converted or utilized as modern tourist hotels and restaurants.