Written by the explorer and diplomat Sir Richard Burton (1821–90), this two-volume account of Zanzibar and of the 1857–9 expedition attempting to discover the source of the Nile was first published in 1872.
Volume 1: Preface; 1. Prepatory; 2. Arrival at Zanzibar Island; 3. How the Nile question stood in the year of grace 1856; 4. A stroll through Zanzibar City; 5. Geographical and physiological; 6. Visit to the Prince Sayyid Majid. The government of Zanzibar; 7. A chronicle of Zanzibar. The career of the late ’Imam’ Sayyid Said; 8. Ethnology of Zanzibar. The foreign residents; 9. Horseflesh at Zanzibar. The outskirts of the city, and the clove plantations; 10. Ethnology of Zanzibar. The Arabs; 11. Ethnology of Zanzibar. The Wasawihili and the slave races; 12. Preparations for departure; Appendix. The Ukara or Ukerewe Lake. Volume 2: 1. From Zanzibar to Mombasah; 2. Mombasah or Mvíta; 3. Visit to the Kisulodi-ni mission house; 4. The people of Mombasah. The Wanyike tribe; 5. From Mombasah to the Panga-ni River; 6. From Panga-ni Town to Tongwe outpost. The Baloch guard; 7. The march to Fuga. Ascent of the highlands of East Africa. Presentation to King Kimwere; 8. The march back. The hippopotamus hunt. The return to Zanzibar; 9. Visit to Sa’adani, the copal field; 10. The East African Expedition of 1857–9; 11. To Kilwa, the end of the East African Expedition (1857–9); 12. Captain Speke; Appendices.