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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
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
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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
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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
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
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YES, it is opened everyday; we went alone without any guide (dressed as Indian girls, of course) and there was no trouble at all
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