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A stop here came as part of our tour. How unfortunate. My friend and I entered the market and were immediately greeted by people who told me to grab a basket and kept showing us stuff/putting stuff into our hands that we had no interest...More
I lived in Nairobi in 1995 as a college student so I knew we'd get attention in the market as a family of four white tourists. However I didn't expect to be so hounded by more than dozen handlers. One guy "Alex" tried to sell...More
We could not spot the exact place for the Massai things and decided to visit the Kariokor market at the outskirts. It was not a bad experience at all. We bought so many souvenirs to share with friends at ridiculously cheap prices. There were so...More
NO chance at all to shop in peace! The moment you arrive people start pestering you. Its scary because they don't leave you alone no matter what you say or do. If you show any interest in an item, they start surrounding you and blocking...More
Visted the market with my girlfriend on a sunday morning. As soon as we arrived we were surrounded by many people. Outside of the market it were beggars. Inside of the market those were "agents" who will pack everthing you want - or just look...More
I love markets, and bartering. There are many Maasai Markets throughout Kenya, and they often travel on certain days to major plazas, or simply wherever they get more customers. The best way to find them is to visit the websites of major shopping centers (ex....More
We have visited the market on a casual Saturday afternoon. I would not call it a tourist trap at all (most of the visitors were locals anyway and not many tourists when we went there), the merchandise what they sell is beautiful and mostly handmade....More
My taxi was swamped by over 10 middle men before I even got out of the taxi at the main gate. As a female solo traveler, I was afraid to get out of the car! The taxi driver told them to back away and give...More
An ‘agent’ will latch on to you as soon as you arrive at the market. They want you to visit the stalls and put everything you’re interested in into one bag. Then you haggle over the price for everything with the agent at the end....More
There are markets throughout the city just about everyday at different locations around Nairobi. I went to the one located at the Village Market. I believe there is a listing online of the day and locations. I tried to the... More
There are markets throughout the city just about everyday at different locations around Nairobi. I went to the one located at the Village Market. I believe there is a listing online of the day and locations. I tried to the include the link but it would let me. Look up
Maasai Market schedule Nairobi
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