The Liku house of Bagamoyo, is one of its many historic landmarks that is located on India street and inside the old town heritage site of the Tanzanian town. It has two floors and a walled in rear compound that has several stand alone buildings, some of which make up the wall, and is currently also used as an office for the local government of the ward of Dunda.
A history of the place
The Liku house was originally built at the end of the 19th century by Abdallah Suleiman Marhab, although the exact date of its completion remains unknown. It later on was sold by Rhatu Bhimji to the German administration, who used it as an administrative headquarter and a residence. The famous German explorer Emin Pasha
is also said to have lived there for a brief period  with Henry Morton Stanley
, where he fell out of a first floor window that he mistook for an opening to a balcony during celebrations .What to do there?
Nothing much, as it is currently being used by the local government, with the front being under under lock and key most of the time. Leaving only one possible activity for tourists, that is admiring the 19th century architecture that has lasted for over a century; However, there are other ruins nearby that you could visit, most of which allow entry such as the Old Boma and the German fort.