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Central Market

Arusha, Tanzania
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Meat and grain market

Don't expect tourist stuff to take home, mostly it will be memories and smells that you will take... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nuremberg, Germany
via mobile
Stay away!

This place is a terrible experience! You can't walk 2 feet without these young local guys harassing... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Miami, Florida
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  • Very good51%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Arusha, Tanzania
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't expect tourist stuff to take home, mostly it will be memories and smells that you will take with you.

Thank DonCesar
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

This place is a terrible experience! You can't walk 2 feet without these young local guys harassing you non stop to be your guide for the market and will not take no for an answer unless you become very angry and rude to them. Some...More

1  Thank spinuzzi
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We went right as the market was opening, so that may have impacted our experience a bit. It seemed like an average market, a bit smaller than many of the others we have been to. No need to go unless you are nearby or have...More

Thank ut_jd
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Having visited many market across the globe incl in the developing world, this one stands out as being extra memorable due to "3rd-world" nature of it (sorry for the phrasing there). You will see chickens in cages and tied together by their feet in bunches,...More

1  Thank joe1212
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Arusha Central market, as we were looking to buy some food and fruits and Spices all we found here, many people well coming you once you are entering to the market but careful for what you need and you can shop as you can, Hope...More

Thank Beka M
Reviewed 3 May 2017

What an amazing place to come and see every type of meat, fish, grains, pulses, fruit, veg and general hardware, clothes. The market traders are extremely welcoming and happy to explain their wares. We picked up a couple of guys as our tour guide around...More

1  Thank DXB_Traveller_2000
Reviewed 7 April 2017 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.

1  Thank din s
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
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...More

1  Thank camn21252
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.

3  Thank Darnel-HDI
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ann c
9 March 2017|
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Response from JAIPURCHANT | Reviewed this property |
YES, it is opened everyday; we went alone without any guide (dressed as Indian girls, of course) and there was no trouble at all
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