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Central Market

Arusha, Tanzania
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Very colorful/unique...but go with a local guide!

Having visited many market across the globe incl in the developing world, this one stands out as... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
San Francisco, California
Many food options

Arusha Central market, as we were looking to buy some food and fruits and Spices all we found here... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Beka M
via mobile
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Arusha, Tanzania
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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

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

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.

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.

2  Thank Darnel-HDI
Reviewed 29 December 2016

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

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...More

2  Thank Mohammed A
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,...More

Thank merlinsurrietrekker
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ann c
9 March 2017|
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Response from Mohammed A | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is opened everyday , always very busy by the way.