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Address: Arusha, Tanzania

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Arusha colorful typical market.

Great experience to see up close daily life in Tanzania. Colorful typical market with stalls of amazing products.

Reviewed 27 January 2017
jacques m
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This market is the only one in Arusha where you can get fresh veggies at a good price be aware of the chickens / beef they trick you and gives you expired ones so avoid buying the meat and chickens.

Thank din s
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Great experience to see up close daily life in Tanzania. Colorful typical market with stalls of amazing products.

Thank jacques m
Libertyville, Illinois
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

The Central Market in downtown Arusha is a "happening" place, full of people, activities and also we were warned pickpockets. Fortunately our cab driver escorted us through the market which made us feel a bit safer. It is a fun place to bargain and find unusual spices and foods. Be aware of your belongings when there.

1 Thank camn21252
Jakarta, Indonesia
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1,242 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 606 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

One of the object I like to visit in a city is public market. This central market is real Afrikan. You will find everything, vegetables, fruits, fishes, mears etc.People are nice, please buy sumthing to support them.

2 Thank Darnel-HDI
Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Spices, fruit and vegetables of great quality and African taste guaranteed. Typical Tanzanian market, you will like it for sure!

Safwa, Saudi Arabia
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The place with real feel of Africa, it is very busy but always nice to interact with locals and see their daily struggle, you will find nice people there, you can have a chat with them, support them by buying some of their items, just watch out and keep close eye on your belongings, it happens in any crowded place... More 

2 Thank Mohammed A
Glenshaw, Pennsylvania
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337 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I would definitely recommend the visit and encourage you to take in the experience. We have visited markets in many countries and while there are similarities this one has unique attributes. We thoroughly enjoyed the walk thru and were fascinated at many of the items, especially the sardines. Huge quantities of sardines. We especially enjoyed meeting a young man who... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Very busy market place full of stalls with good variety, market is really targeted towards the locals not the tourists but still good fun interacting with them. You know they will try to overcharge you so make sure you barter with them, some guys will try to walk around with you trying to help you but they are just trying... More 

Thank Jason S
Quebec, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Very nice typical tanzanian market. Easier to find your way around if you are with a local. Bargain is the main point and they know how to get the most of you! if you buy one thing they think you will buy everything! Good place to find fruits, vegetables and spices. Interesting to see how they keep and sell their... More 

2 Thank cynthiaw23
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

We enjoyed touring it and see the local products, the people and buy some local staff like coconuts and spices (although they tried to rip us off). it is not built for tourist but worth while the experience

Thank Raz C

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