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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Penntraveler3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank AlaskaKings
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank lawmany
Reviewed May 18, 2019

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

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 30, 2019

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

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank thhotr
Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank ajaandtheglobe
Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

Be ready and go in with your game face on because these peddlers are relentless. Barter till your hearts content. Nice variety of souvenirs, much cheaper than places tour guide took us.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CHRISTINA J
Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank ildikoi
Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Seaside626462
Reviewed January 28, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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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
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