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Crowded and intense bad smell

Visit this place only if you: 1. are ok with fishy smell 2. have nothing else left to do in Dar es... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Fish auctions are interesting to watch

Am told the catch is getting smaller. Aggressive bargaining, variety of seafood from calamari to... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
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  • Very good44%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“octopus” (5 reviews)
“strong smell” (4 reviews)
“buying fish” (3 reviews)
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit this place only if you: 1. are ok with fishy smell 2. have nothing else left to do in Dar es Salaam 3. are near Kigamboni ferry terminal 4. love to see varieties of fish and sea creatures Early morning is the best time...More

Thank PrajwalSN
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Am told the catch is getting smaller. Aggressive bargaining, variety of seafood from calamari to octopus, shripms, lobster, crab

Thank Riz_Khalifa
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I like visiting the market when i feel like i want to eat fish. Small one, the sardines. The fish in this market are fresh and they have variety of fish kinds. Actually it the places where all fishermen after fishing bring their products. So...More

1  Thank nacray
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This place has the widest variety of sea food. One thing we are certain about sea food is it has a strong smell. And the guys are not doing enough to make it be comfortable. We went to buy some fresh prawns and octopus meat......More

1  Thank Herman M
Reviewed 17 April 2017

So this is a fish market by the beach and one thing you can be sure of is that it will be smelly. No surprises there. Twice a day early mornings and late afternoon fisherman land their catch here and you can see the auctions...More

2  Thank SalimM
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

The place definitely not for people who are smell sensitive :). Horrible smell. My wife and kids were able to be there just for 5 mins, then it was only me deeply immered in fantastic smell! Worth seeing as: 1. I have never seen so...More

1  Thank 11dariuszs
Reviewed 22 February 2017

As fish markets go this is a good one to visit. With someone who knows the language and what's going on it all comes to life for the visitor. For locals it's life and it all goes on here. The fishermen come in with their...More

1  Thank Mums4Kids
Reviewed 14 February 2017

It's a Decent Fish Market with variety of fishes available. Fishes are cheap and fresh. you also have an option to get it cleaned before you leave. You need to be careful of pick pocketing which constantly happen if you don't take care of your...More

1  Thank Siddharth U
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Kivukoni Fish Market is located near the downtown Dar on the seafront, housed in a relatively new building with a stretched hall. It is the best cultural place where one can see fresh fish catch being auctioned in old traditional style. The best time to...More

Thank Tassaduqhussain51
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

This is one of the most exciting fish markets I have ever been to, fish is sold by auction, the highest bidder going home with his purchase, you will find some fishermen or brokers on the side selling. Then there is the fried, cooked fish...More

Thank twofifty
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