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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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