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Kimironko Market

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would give the market a 5 but many of you would say 1 star, so I will compromise at 3. Now to explain why The market is gigantic, populated with small crowded stalls, each about 3 feet wide. The market is divided into departments....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank QuikAg80
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a very interesting market, where we baught alot of souvenirs for our friends and families. we even made some clothes `sur mesure`

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nebil A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Crowded and busy market, but worth going out of your way to visit. Have a good idea of what you want and the price you want to pay before going. The store holders are understandably keen to sell, but don't let this bother you. Just...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jm1958
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's awesome to walk thru the market place and enjoy the lively interaction of sellers and customers. It doesn't matter what you're looking for, you'll find it here and probably at better prices than any department type store and the experience is free.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Doris20151024
Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

It's a typical African market but organised comparatively to others. Friendly people who are trying to sell articles. You can negotiate the prices of all the articles and they are relatively cheap too.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank benicmah
Reviewed March 9, 2019 via mobile

The real thing! You will find everything in this market from food to kitchen tools, electronics and hardware, clothings as well as car parts! The best market in Kigali !

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 7, 2019

I have been to many markets around the world, and I would say that, though this market is large and has a lot, it is very tight quarters (rows are small) and it is also dark so it was hard to even look carefully at...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 5, 2019

Kimironko is a pretty typical African market where haggling is the standard. Everyone was friendly, and most of the sellers spoke good English, aiding negotiations. If you do not want to haggle for prices, do not go here. Likewise, if you do not want to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 5, 2019 via mobile

Authentic Africa. Try to get a guide to visit the market with you. You can stroll through the amazing food part of the market quite easily as a visitor. The variety of food on offer is amazing. However, as you plunge into the depths of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank thedeberrys
Reviewed March 3, 2019

Very fresh fruits and vegetables at unbelievable price. We loved the tree tomato and passion fruit. We also bought some local crafts and better prices than down town market.

Date of experience: January 2019
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February 26, 2018|
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Response from Ruth117 | Reviewed this property |
I have only used RWF and would endorse the earlier comments about not flashing the cash. Keep your money in separate small amounts so you only have to take out some at a time.
July 12, 2017|
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Response from Ralitsa_nbg | Reviewed this property |
Yes to both questions, however you'd get a better price if you pay in the local currency. Have fun!