Farther up at the foot of the Bussa rapids.
Mungo Park traced the Niger from Segu to Bussa, where he lost his life in 1805.
From Bussa to the sea the course of the river was first made known in 1830 by the [brothers Richard and John Lander.
In about le N., below the town of Bussa, rapids block the course of the Niger, navigable up to that point from the sea.
The king of Bussa was another more or less powerful potentate.
The Royal Niger Company, which had already concluded a treaty of protection with the king of Bussa, sent out Captain (afterwards Sir) F.
Disregarding the British treaties, French officers concluded others with various chiefs, invaded Bussa and established themselves at various points on the Niger.
In breadth, to Bussa, there is another navigable stretch of water extending 300 m.
Some distance below this confluence are the Bussa rapids, which can only be navigated with considerable difficulty.
He started as, before from the Gambia, reached the Niger, sailed down the river past Timbuktu, and on the eve of the successful accomplishment of his undertaking lost his life during an attack on his boat by the natives at Bussa (Nov.
In 1826 Bussa was reached from Benin by Hugh Clapperton, and his servant Richard Lander.
Above Bussa - to the mouth of the Rio Nun they finally settled the doubt as to the lower course of the stream.
Lenfant ascended the river with a flotilla from its mouth to Say, and he demonstrated the "normal practicability" of the route, despite the Bussa rapids.
Lenfant, Le Niger; voie ouverte a notre empire africain (Paris, 1903), chiefly a demonstration that the Bussa rapids are not an absolute bar to navigation.