We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Nice atmosphere

Arusha quite a strange city for Africa. The surroundings are awesome, but the city itself is very... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2018
nontelodico83
Nice experience

Went with our guide and she took us around. Really interesting and nice place for pictures (ask for... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2018
bps145
,
Providence, Rhode Island
via mobile
Read all 62 reviews
58
All photos (58)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good47%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“local guide”(3 reviews)
“masai market”(2 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
-83°
-85°
Jan
74°
71°
Feb
71°
65°
Mar
Contact
Arusha, Tanzania
Website
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Arusha
from $1,575.00
More Info
from $8,693.00
More Info
from $2,020.00
More Info
from $2,160.00
More Info
Reviews (62)
Filter reviews
45 results
Traveler rating
14
23
4
2
2
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
14
23
4
2
2
Show reviews that mention
All reviews local guide tanzanian life masai market stalls bargaining wares souvenirs clothing shoes avocado fabric africa
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 45 reviews
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

The central market is an under roof market in the west of Arusha and its where the locals go to shop. There are arias for fish and meat, others for fruits etc. The “alleyways” are narrow and the stalls close to one another. Keep your...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KajsaWargh
Reviewed October 11, 2018

We love markets and visit whenever we can. This one did not disappoint; however, a first-time American tourist will definitely not want to visit this market without the company of a local guide. We had an experienced local guide who parked across the street in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank IN_Travelers47906
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

We visited the central market with a local guide. He served as a navigator as we wound our way through the fruits, vegetables, herbs, chickens, and housewares stalls. Two men within the market started tagging along and tried to direct us to certain booths. See...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Laurel A
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Arusha quite a strange city for Africa. The surroundings are awesome, but the city itself is very touristic, crowded with people leaving for their safaris or their hikes. In all this crazyness, the market is one of the few places where one can enjoy a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nontelodico83
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

After visiting some great places in Tanzania (Mt Kilimanjaro and Ngorongoro), we decided to stay in Arusha city center to get in touch with the city. The experience was not very pleasant, specially in the central market. Tourists are insistently approached by locals and don't...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Glevin
Reviewed August 31, 2018

fresh fruits are available here and price is fine. There are local mamas selling fresh banana and avacado

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank tanzaniariftvalley
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Went with our guide and she took us around. Really interesting and nice place for pictures (ask for permission to take someone's picture.) You get a real understanding of life in Arusha for many. Would have felt uncomfortable without our guide. Worth spending an hour.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank bps145
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Bustling and wonderful cacophony of sounds and aromas and colors and movement all around. FRIENDLY bargaining is expected. A fun place to gather a few mementos of the Arusha experience.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank wandis2020
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Interesting and colourful market place, mostly for the locals but managed to find a few items. The stalls are basically all selling the same stuff but we enjoyed the bargaining. It is expected to bargain as long as you do it with respect and with...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GRIMS
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Like all African central markets , this market also shows the general life of the people and their behaviour. A very interesting study of humanity. This market was quite crowded when we reached there. Our driver was a good guide. He showed us the varieties...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank KCJena900
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 50 nearby hotels
Hotel Flamingo
76 reviews
.13 miles away
Arusha Crown Hotel
60 reviews
.18 miles away
Venus Premier Hotel
155 reviews
.18 miles away
Peace Hotel Arusha
6 reviews
.20 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 145 nearby restaurants
Khan's BBQ
682 reviews
.09 miles away
Fifi's
246 reviews
.41 miles away
Kitamu Coffee
40 reviews
.44 miles away
Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant
55 reviews
.50 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 814 nearby attractions
African Jambo Safaris
10 reviews
.13 miles away
Nyika Discovery
34 reviews
.07 miles away
Aardvark Expeditions Limited
141 reviews
.11 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
391annc
March 8, 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from JAIPURCHANT | Reviewed this property |
YES, it is opened everyday; we went alone without any guide (dressed as Indian girls, of course) and there was no trouble at all
0
Votes
Google Translation