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Mikindani Historical Site

Mikindani Historical Site

Historic city from the 16th to 19th centuries

A launching poster of Mikindani historical city as an Heritage Site

A building of old prison

The front side of a building used as Mtwara Regional headquarters that Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere visited in 1954 during struggle for independence.

The back side of the building and a room on the first floor that Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere slept during struggle for independence in 1954.

Haikata historical water well was established by Arab farmers in 15th Century who opened coconut and mango tree farms. They used the water for watering the farm


The well was used as a source of water during Germany and British colonial rule



Mzee Mohammed Kidume, was among the people who hosted Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere in Mikindani during the struggle of Independence in 1954


Tanzania Census 2022