Mizamiza Cave

Miza Miza Cave - Miza Wa Miza


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Location: Zanzibar
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History


Description

This cave is named after a legend.

A local chief had two women, an old one and a young one. He also owned a cave with a well, where it was forbidden to call someone by the name.

His two wifes went to the cave to fetch water. The older wife got her water first and hurried out of it. When she was out she called Miza, the younger wife, loudly by name: "Miza come out quickly!". Poor Miza turned into stone immediately, the stone can still be seen in the cave today.

After this the cave was called Miza Wa Miza.


Local legend.


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