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Kariakoo Market

Travelling with high expectations of a vibrant, colour filled, lively market full of all the... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
John M
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Huge market

This is a huge local market, where you can buy fruits & vegetables, spices, handcrafts and lots of... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Timo J
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Travelling with high expectations of a vibrant, colour filled, lively market full of all the treasures of Tanzania...what greeted us was something akin to a scene from escape to New York...post the apocalypse. Unwelcoming scowls followed by begging hands greeted our every turn...as we left...More

1  Thank John M
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This is a huge local market, where you can buy fruits & vegetables, spices, handcrafts and lots of other different stuff. It is great if you have some time left in Daressalam. Keep in mind its very crowded, even though of course not dangerous.

1  Thank Timo J
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

This market is vital to local Tanzanians. It is the biggest market in East Africa and a huge variety of products are being sold such as vegetables, fruits, spices, meat, household products, etc. It is worth it just to wander around and see if there...More

1  Thank Paul K
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

It is always amazing to visit local markets and make your senses hear, smell and see where the locals hop. You may find something you want to buy as well.

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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Wholesale A lot of goodies be ready to bargain do not just buy . Not scary as it seems just an advice get a local as they hardly speak English. It was very useful going with my driver... I wished I went there earlier before...More

1  Thank Rommy D
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Tanzania is a friendly place with friendly people and visiting Kariakoo Market was no exception.Took about an hour shopping,as there is stuff everywhere.Locals speak swahili and few know english its better to go with someone who knows the language or you will pay double as...More

1  Thank Nyasha M
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Large variety of shops, very crowded though I'd recommend taking a local or someone who knows how to navigate the streets. Parking is a nightmare, it's best to take alternative transport

1  Thank Kaku L
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

This is the famous Kariakoo market. The area is also known as Kariakoo and has grown beyond imagination over the last 10 - 15 years. As with everything in this country nothing is planned (seems like your grease some palms and you do what you...More

5  Thank SalimM
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Like everyone else indicates, the Kariakoo Market is a really busy place - great for people watching and to get a real look at where locals shop. Since parking is a nightmare, it's best to get there early and avoid the weekend. We wouldn't have...More

2  Thank renaypan
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Kariakoo Market: The ancient Kariakoo Market is located on Sikukuu Street of old Dar as Salaam. It is the biggest and busiest food-items market which derives its name from former barracks of British Carrier Corps. The name “Kariakoo” dates from WW1, when after the expulsion...More

4  Thank Tassaduqhussain51
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JPhiri
28 November 2017|
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Response from Nyasha M | Reviewed this property |
Kariakoo Market has a variety of goods ranging from clothing,shoes,homeware Various traders specialising in various goods will be at your disposal.Kariakoo is a little christmas of a bit of everything but have someone... More
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DAK_Hamilton
13 June 2017|
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Response from Tassaduqhussain51 | Reviewed this property |
Kariakoo Market is much bigger than Zanzibar Central Market where spices are sold in bulk. Kariakoo is cheaper also and everything is available for everyday kitchen use of spices.
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