The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the story of their meeting, their friendship emerging amidst hardship, and then dissolving after their journey. Written by
Greg Bole <email@example.com>
Did You Know?
The film was made and released about eight years after its source historical novel "Burton and Speke" by William Harrison
had been first published in 1982. See more
Sir Richard Francis Burton is depicted as an Irishman in the film, however he was born in England and would have spoken with an English accent. See more
Arab chief in Cairo
In this wilderness you will find only Allah's terrible whimsy.
Wagogo Marriage Ritual
Recorded by David Fanshawe
From the album "Africa - Ceremonial & Folk Music" See more