The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton's 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 is not only based on the historical biographical "Burton and Speke" novel by William Harrison
, but as outlined in the opening credits, also on the original journals of the explorers John Hanning Speke and Richard Francis Burton. See more
In an scene set in 1854, Isabel is looking at a copy of "The Perfumed Garden" translated by Burton. Burton did not publish this translation until 1886. See more
Arab chief in Cairo
In this wilderness you will find only Allah's terrible whimsy.
Wagogo Soothing Song
Recorded by David Fanshawe
From the album "Africa - Ceremonial & Folk Music" See more