Reasons for the coming of explorers
- To find the source of River Nile.
- To discover the different lakes on the continent.
- Some came to find the tall mountains they had heard about.
- To look for the different types of trading items found in the area.
Reasons for the coming of traders
- To look for new markets for their goods.
- To find raw materials they could take back to their countries for processing.
- To find the sea route to India.
- To take control of the sea routes which at that time were controlled by the Arabs.
- The Arab traders wanted to spread Islam.
Reasons for the coming of missionaries
- To spread Christianity.
- To discover what was there in Africa.
- To spread the influence of their home countries in Africa.
- To stop slave trade.
- To stop the spread of Islam