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Address: Kumasi, Ghana
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This is supposedly one of the largest markets on the continent.

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Kejetia Market Walking Tour in Kumasi
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Worth facing the crowds

Kejetia claiming to be "the biggest market in West Africa" is about to be replaced by a shopping mall, so I highly recommend going before that happens. I arranged a guided tour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
Becca B
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Missoula, Montana
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So my friend Jim and I just returned from 2 weeks in the wonderful country of Ghana, and though we did and saw a lot of extraordinary things, we agreed that perhaps the highlight of the whole trip was the half-day we spent with our guide Comfort touring the Kumasi's enormous Kejetia Market. This place can be overwhelming, I think,... More 

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Thank Ernie M
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Largest open-air market in ALL of West Africa! This is not a tourist type market like the stalls outside the Kumasi Cultural Center. This is where Ghanaians do their shopping for the whole of colorful life! An absolute must see of anything in Kumasi, by everyone’s standards. I’d really recommend one day to see it, tour it, to begin to... More 

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Thank tinimaier2016
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

The market is too overcrowded with petty trader on the pavement and on the roads, it is understandable that people got to work to feed their families but the should be some order.travellers should be aware of their surroundings as you can be targeted by thiefs and pickpockets,poor sanitation.it might improve if the construction of the car park and Lorry... More 

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Thank Goalkinn
Missoula, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Kejetia claiming to be "the biggest market in West Africa" is about to be replaced by a shopping mall, so I highly recommend going before that happens. I arranged a guided tour through my lodging at Four Villages Inn. I highly recommend a guide, considering there are over 10,000 stalls, you also avoid some of the nagging to buy seller's... More 

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1 Thank Becca B
Long Stratton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

I came here in 2013 with a big group of friends and enjoyed myself thoroughly. It was rather daunting as a small person with a big bag in a very large crowd where we were warned about pickpockets but luckily nothing happened. There was so much to see from clothes to jewellery to hand made instruments and bags. The colours,... More 

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1 Thank Ellie1302
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Though you shouldnt be affraid of people as it is a very crowded place, it is a must see! Especially the Fetisji department was amazing and if you ask for some explaination they are very willing to tell you everything they know. And if you want to buy fabrics or beads, it is the best place in town.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Getting lost in the Kejetia open market is a must! The sheer size and number of people can be a bit overwhelming at first and once in it took almost 2 hours to find my way out again! But there is nothing else like it; hundreds upon hundreds of cramped alleys and booths from everything to clothes, jewellery, paintings, spices,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

If you are going along to the market for the first time then getting a guide is a wise idea. We went with a lady called Comfort (arranged through the Four Villages Inn). There is a huge amount to see in the market and you could spend hours getting lost in it. The fish/ meat area is not advised if... More 

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1 Thank Philsutton74
Accra, Ghana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Kejetia is a very big market with some modern parts with banks and big shops and another traditional part with tables and shelves etc... it is always crowded and very noisy. Traders keep on shouting and hurling instruments to attract customers. There is everything you need buy in a market and even more.... The market is always extended to roadside... More 

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KUMASI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Too clustered, the shops are too close to each other. Vehicles hoot at anytime which makes the market too noisy. Sellers advertising their products by shouting out the the product names making the market noisy.

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