Kivukoni Fish Market
Kivukoni Fish Market
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marco l
20 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
It's a place where you can find all kinds of fish and sometimes frayed fish where you can eat it on the go. I can assure you here you'll get any fish you're looking for at a very reasonable price.
Written 7 September 2022
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StotheN
Stockholm, Sweden453 contributions
Jul 2022
This is a real place within the heart of the city that people make their living from. There are three zones of the market, the place where they transfer the fish from boats to selling dock, the place where they sell the fish, and the place where they fry the fish to sell. If you go here in the morning, expect a lot of hustle and bustle. It is genuine local market.
Written 7 August 2022
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pascal m
5 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
There is so much to experience .best to visit in early hours as fishermen just get back from the sea. The boats arrive during night time also. Morning hours get crowded with majority of people wanting to buy the sea products at cheap prices. While you cab shop for , shrimp, lobster , cuttlefish , kingfish, shrimp and others. This is the best place to shop for fish with very reasonable prices.
Written 21 July 2022
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Christian H
4 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Awesome fish market that is SUPER primitive and cool to walk around. Our taxi driver found us a man to walk us around the market and show us everything, it was super cool… crazy bad smell though. Would not recommend to a tourist without a guide or local to guide them.
Written 7 June 2022
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Miles Archer
Boca Raton, FL7,420 contributions
Feb 2022 • Solo
I came here not to buy fish, but to watch the fishermen bring their catches in. There were a few other locals here who did indeed come here to buy and eat the fresh fish. I mingled with the people and took in the sights and atmosphere. Very interesting.
Written 7 February 2022
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Munir D
Toronto, Canada627 contributions
Jun 2021 • Solo
The Fish Market has nothing spectacular unless one wants to buy fresh fish. The place is too crowded, very noisy and vendors can easily cheat you to buy fish that are not fresh. After the recent experience where I got cheated on the quality of fish, I have decided not to go here again.

Munir D.
Written 10 July 2021
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SF Guy
San Francisco, CA813 contributions
Sep 2020 • Solo
This is a must see if you have the stomach for it. I think this is a very important place in the city you see the fisherman and crew bringing the days catch from boat to market. There is also kitchens to cook the food. It is a very interesting place to see.
Written 16 September 2020
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Mantra
22 contributions
Jul 2020 • Solo
I’m a big market fan, so keep that in mind. However, I loved this place. Fishermen landing on the beach and flogging their catch. Traders furiously buying at auction. I loved it. It’s pretty full-on (even at 1pm) and it’s very much a local, working market. The array of sea food was fantastic and I’m sure you could get stuff cheaply if you’re willing to engage in some bartering.
Written 14 July 2020
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Mudimoomoo
Leesburg, VA16 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Literally couldn’t get out of the van because of the smell....I’m not high maintenance and I’m all about experiencing new exciting environments but just couldn’t make it out of the van.
Written 9 August 2019
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Des1963
Johannesburg, South Africa1,704 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
Pictures of the famous Kivukoni Fish Market, in the same area where you get the ferry to Zanzibar. Hoping to be back in December for Zanzibar. This market is an experience indeed. The smell is overwhelming, but not bad enough to put me off seafood. Everything is freshly caught and sold right there. You can have your food cooked at a smaller market across the road. I couldn't believe how cheap it is. I bought a whole White Snapper Fish, a Crab and loads of Prawns for $17. Crazy.
Written 28 July 2019
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