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Small market full of unique treasures

Found two phenomenal paintings at a stall about half-way down on the left (all art work). There are... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Lauren A
New York City, New York
A pleasant craft market

I'm always skeptical of craft fairs in Africa. Most feature stall after stall of the same trinkets... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2016
Chris F
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Omino Cres Rd, Kisumu 40100, Kenya
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

We are expats living here in Kisumu and always enjoy taking our visitors to the Masai Market. We have become friends with some of the vendors. One of the artists; Opiyo, (midway down on the left) has become a friend of mine and did a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Found two phenomenal paintings at a stall about half-way down on the left (all art work). There are also a plethora of fantastic soap stone and wood carvings, fabric and just about anything else you could want to bring back from Kenya. Would highly recommend...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Lauren A
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I'm always skeptical of craft fairs in Africa. Most feature stall after stall of the same trinkets, mostly made in China. The Masai Craft market falls short of its name, with few crafts to be had. I've visited over 20 of these markets, and this...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Chris F
Reviewed 15 November 2016

It was attributed as an possible place of being cheated by sellers ,but is not true.These sellers are real poor folks, having specialty of very few articles e.g. Kisii Soapstone Articles Some of them Unique if you could find.Wood Articles Embossed Plates , Modified Wood...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Yayaavar
Reviewed 1 August 2016

A lane with some shanty type market stalls on either side. Similar to many markets you see in provincial towns - doesn't look much at 1st glance but go in and have a look around. A lot of the same stuff in the stalls but...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Chris H
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

It is just a small street with about twenty stalls, that cater mainly to locals and Kenyan tourists. But there is more than the usual touristy stuff every street vendor will offer you. There are a few real artists who combine modern design with traditional...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Wim A.E. J
Reviewed 8 October 2015

The masai market in Kisumu is a much smaller version of the one in Nairobi, which (as you would expect) means there is less selection. That being said, this is a great place to pick up some locally made crafts. In particular, there is a...More

Date of experience: August 2015
3  Thank Katherine S
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