Longido District is one of pastoral districts in Tanzania, formerly part of the Monduli District in 2005. Longido is a pastoralist area mainly occupied by the Maasai Community. The Maasai came to the area about 5 centuries ago from the north, crossing through Kenya and settling in the area where there were natural water springs, flowing rivers and a lot of grass for pasture. However, during drought periods, they migrated to a variety of areas in search of pasture for their livestock.
The present Longido village settlement goes back to the 18th century when German missionaries came to the area and built a Lutheran Church at the foot of Mount Longido. The Lutheran church constructed and established a primary school followed by a small town settlement….