Darajani Bazaar
Darajani Bazaar
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Locococomama
Evergreen, Colorado, United States1,242 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
I’ve been to tons of open markets like this and always enjoyed them. The stench was beyond disgusting and indescribable. The chicken area was probably the worst, but I just could not wait to get out of there. What a shame as I would have loved to shop for apices and other things. It’s a large market for sure, but the lack of sanitation can be smelled.
Written September 24, 2022
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Erindel66
Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain4,933 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Stone Town local market, where you can find fish, fruit, meat and any type of vegetable or spices.

It's the local market, so it's always full of local people.

The smells and colors are a wonder.

Do not hesitate to spend a good time there between the stalls.

Totally recommended.
Written September 3, 2022
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Oldman8899
New Delhi, India73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Not exactly a shopping place for most tourists and yet a place to visit. A market of vegetables and other needs basically for the local inhabitants. An odd souvenir pickup of local handicraft. Backpackers dot it the most.
Written October 8, 2022
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kelledstyle
Montreal, Canada767 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
The market has more than you could imagine. In addition to food, vendors sell clothes, electronics, souvenirs, and much more. If you are interested to buy Zanzibar spices, note that some vendors proposed all kind of fancy packs that you won’t find elsewhere. Visit my Instagram (kelledstyle) for more pictures and my blog for more info :)
Written September 28, 2018
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Alfredy Jackson
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
The Darajani Market is famous or known as Darajani Fish market or Darajani Food Market or even Darajani Local Market.
These are the names given by different people from different places according to their perspective and the way they categorize it as.

The Market is Open from around 07:30 Am to 10:30 pm and sometimes more depends on the customers.
The Darajani Market tour is one of things to do and you should never miss once you are in this Island, It became one of the most popular and most visited by tourist from around the world and local people, so its a tourist attraction.

Since it have More of the Variety of the Local food, and More Experience in Local trading and marketing experience, Small trade activities.
This is a cash only place, No Cards Services here.

This is One of the famous local food market in Zanzibar.
it's a place where you can find and have almost everything you need in the food section, (Fresh and at a very low / reasonable price.)
The market is very famous due to its unique style, arrangement (Specified Portions) and Running style.
The market has Beef Butches section, Fresh fish Section, Spice section , Fresh Fruits and mixed / different variety Section. so if you fail to find what you are looking for, just go to mixed / different variety Section, there you will get what you want.
so the Sellers have arranged them self in that way to make more life easy to their customers and quest visiting the market. Though the market is very populated especial during the afternoon since different people from part of Zanzibar going there for shopping but still you will find path ways to move around the market.
So if you need some fresh fruits, Vegetables, Fish and meat, Spices and further more even to experience Zanzibarian local life style this is the right place to visit.

I like the way people are so humble, everyone has his or her own internal motivation, Not only youth but even, Women and Older people they all seat together as a community with the aim of one goal to sell as the best they can,
once you are at the market it's a normal thing to see everyone is welcome you at his or her business. People from this area have high and good Customer care with pleasant language that will convince you to stop and buy from him or her and sometimes even just to have a look, this is what encourages them more.
The wonderful this you can come across a local guy Speaking your language, don't be surprised, or you hear someone speaks more than 3 Foreign language.
The market has the best products and cheap price ever,
For anyone you can go with your expensive camera to take pictures but with a request for a permission a person before taking the picture, Some they like to be in the picture some don't like to be in the pictures, so the better way is to ask the individual first.
Do you wanna have more fun, Say or talk to any local person a Swahili word there you go, you will love the moment of being there.

People are very friendly and its a Safe Market.

Thank you everyone these are some of my experiences of being there, i have much to say the beauty of this place but i leave for you to say more after passing to this place.
Written June 13, 2019
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RicardoGoncalves
Jersey, UK92 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Couples
This is a great market and a great experience.

It's very loud and hectic with very alien smells, sights and sounds.

There are many shops selling the same thing so haggle and shop around for the best price.

Don't feel intimidated. If you are a woman you tend to get a lot of looks but as long as you are dressed "respectfully" you will have no issues whatsoever. I felt quite safe, everyone was very friendly.

This place has to be experienced. So if you are in Stone Town, head for Creek Road and see Darajani Market for yourself.
Written July 8, 2014
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Moira W
Hermanus, South Africa52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
The bazaar was wonderful to visit. It was one of those hot humid days and I am glad we took water with us.I was enchanted by the history....sometimes very sad and the architecture of the buildings. I specially enjoyed the doors and the symbolism behind their design.
We skipped the fish and meat markets but the fruits were beautifully displayed and the Spice stalls to die for. The stall owners were friendly and the spice prices reasonable. In lieu of this I did not barter and was touched to receive a few 'presents ' Well worth a visit.
Written November 9, 2019
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jojo
Navi Mumbai, India2,726 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Family
At the heart of the city, it was a unique shopping experience, noisy and overcrowded with A-Z availability of items so cheap with much negotiation.
Written January 9, 2016
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Johann&Sandra
8,271 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Darajani Bazaar is just around the corner from the main food markets, and features Kanga Street (where local ladies come to pick up the colorful kangas they wear at or near the home) and a wide variety of other goods for the home. Prices here are better than on the tourist streets but of course if you look like a tourist the price still shoots through the roof so get ready to bargain hard. It's a nice walk, and you can pick up some basics for your trip here. Always nice to wander the narrow alleyways of the market areas.
Written November 6, 2010
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Hermes_NL 🇳🇱
Amsterdam, The Netherlands21,620 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Great experience to see (and smell!) the hustle and bustle of a real African meat, fish and vegetables market. You can also buy your spices here. Especially the fish auction is quite special to observe.
Written April 6, 2023
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