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Address: Arusha, Tanzania
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Arusha colorful typical market.

Great experience to see up close daily life in Tanzania. Colorful typical market with stalls of amazing products.

Reviewed 27 January 2017
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Arusha Central market, as we were looking to buy some food and fruits and Spices all we found here, many people well coming you once you are entering to the market but careful for what you need and you can shop as you can, Hope you Will find what you want, High recommend to everyone to visit the Market.

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Thank Beka M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing place to come and see every type of meat, fish, grains, pulses, fruit, veg and general hardware, clothes. The market traders are extremely welcoming and happy to explain their wares. We picked up a couple of guys as our tour guide around the nooks and crannies of the market who also introduced us to more niche traders... More 

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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This market is the only one in Arusha where you can get fresh veggies at a good price be aware of the chickens / beef they trick you and gives you expired ones so avoid buying the meat and chickens.

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Thank din s
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

Great experience to see up close daily life in Tanzania. Colorful typical market with stalls of amazing products.

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Thank jacques m
Libertyville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

The Central Market in downtown Arusha is a "happening" place, full of people, activities and also we were warned pickpockets. Fortunately our cab driver escorted us through the market which made us feel a bit safer. It is a fun place to bargain and find unusual spices and foods. Be aware of your belongings when there.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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1,242 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 611 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

One of the object I like to visit in a city is public market. This central market is real Afrikan. You will find everything, vegetables, fruits, fishes, mears etc.People are nice, please buy sumthing to support them.

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Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

Spices, fruit and vegetables of great quality and African taste guaranteed. Typical Tanzanian market, you will like it for sure!

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Thank JAIPURCHANT
Safwa, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The place with real feel of Africa, it is very busy but always nice to interact with locals and see their daily struggle, you will find nice people there, you can have a chat with them, support them by buying some of their items, just watch out and keep close eye on your belongings, it happens in any crowded place... More 

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Glenshaw, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I would definitely recommend the visit and encourage you to take in the experience. We have visited markets in many countries and while there are similarities this one has unique attributes. We thoroughly enjoyed the walk thru and were fascinated at many of the items, especially the sardines. Huge quantities of sardines. We especially enjoyed meeting a young man who... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Very busy market place full of stalls with good variety, market is really targeted towards the locals not the tourists but still good fun interacting with them. You know they will try to overcharge you so make sure you barter with them, some guys will try to walk around with you trying to help you but they are just trying... More 

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