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Kariakoo Market

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Kariakoo Market

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A tour of Dar es Salaam will take you to the National Museum, Village Museum, Mwenge Carvings Market, Tingatinga art Gallery, Slipway Shopping Centre, The Fish Market, City Centre, Historical Building and many other Sites.<br>The name Dar es Salaam means "the house of peace" formerly Mzizima. It is an enticing mix of sight seeing, shopping and entertainment, the largest city in Tanzania reflects a fascinating blend of its rich historical past and its sophisticated contemporary present. The name was given by Sultan Majid bin Said of Zanzibar when he decided to use the harbor city as a port and trade centre in between 1858 and 1862. Since then the town has flourished and is now the commercial hub of the country with high population, important economic centre and one of the fastest growing cities in Tanzania &amp; most prominent city in arts, fashion, media, music, film, television and a leading financial centre it is also the largest and most populous Swahili-speaking city in the world.
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SF Guy wrote a review Sep 2020
San Francisco, California623 contributions35 helpful votes
This is a very fast moving and exciting market with every type of product imaginable. If you don’t like big crowds this may not be for you. But I love the vibrant and excitement of the market. You get the local flavor of the city.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Mantra wrote a review Jul 2020
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I really do think this is worth doing if you have a day or two in Dar. I went around with a local guide for a couple of hours, and I would have been very overwhelmed without him. I have not been to any African markets before, but I have been to several large markets in Asia. This is similarly chaotic, noisy, hot and sweaty. We don’t do markets like this in England! The market is largely outside and spreads over several city blocks. You can get anything you want if you know where to look. I don’t know Dar well but I’d guess this is a good way to experience the city as a lot of locals do
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Emily993 wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom222 contributions67 helpful votes
If you want to experience an African market then head to Kariakoo. If you’ve done markets before it might not be worth your time. The market is not located in one particular building. There is a huge concrete structure with hardware and gardening stalls, fruits and veg in the basement. The surrounding area has household goods. For clothes head to Congo street, a few streets away. It’s huge and busy, if you’re confident then you won’t need a guide but may need one if you’re looking for something in particular.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Sanjeev G wrote a review Feb 2020
New Delhi, India235 contributions28 helpful votes
If you know what you want, then it’s a good place and bargain the price as the locals will inflate the price knowing you are a tourist It’s one of the biggest markets in east-Africa and definitely the biggest in Tanzania
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Ubauba66 wrote a review Jan 2020
South Africa38 contributions1 helpful vote
You can always get a good discount if you bargain a little ... you find local clothing, international clothing, good variety of spices, raw and ready made food with major presence of seafood. Advisable to take a local guide to help you.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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