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Spice and Vegetable Experience

This market is vital to local Tanzanians. It is the biggest market in East Africa and a huge... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Denton, Texas
Very interesting place

It is always amazing to visit local markets and make your senses hear, smell and see where the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sudbury, Canada
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank PKDenton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank TravelbugCanada2014
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

Thank rommydedravo
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

Thank Nyasha M
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
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

3  Thank SalimM
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

1  Thank renaypan
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

2  Thank Tassaduqhussain51
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Nice place to find local stuff at reasonable prices. Nice place for foreigners to see the real local market and peaple

Thank Ben M
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

This is an experience in itself even when not doing any shopping, the amount of people, the shops, everything seems to be more than enough. Watch out for pickpockets, small tracks ferrying goods to shops, loaders, carts, and hawkers running away from govt workers. The...More

2  Thank twofifty
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28 November 2017|
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
13 June 2017|
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.
11 January 2017|
Response from KHATRI_TANZANIA | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty of shops in a crowded area of Kongo street - Kariakoo - Dar-es-salaam, I know in retail you can get there and at very reasonable price but unsure about wholesale. There are some wholesale shops selling... More