Darajani Bazaar
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Locococomama
Evergreen, Colorado, United States1,128 contributions
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 24 September 2022
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Erindel66
Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain4,712 contributions
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 3 September 2022
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Hanna S
Odessa63 contributions
Big choice of fruits, spices, etc. However, prices for fruits were cheper at the Easter coast. Some locals can attach to you as "assistants" - no help from them, you can navigate by yourself
Written 2 February 2021
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Tas G
Athens, Greece1,292 contributions
Is an African traditional market where you can find anything you want in very good prices. A place where all sellers come to trade their goods. Everywhere you see there are colours and smells. Many fruits and vegetables, meats and fish and many other goods.
It is usually very crowded especially on sundays and a little bit dirty.
Is something that you are not familiar with but worth a lot a vist to see the tradition and the culture.
Spice corners are full of amazing smells and colours
Written 15 January 2021
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FoodDrinkLove
South Africa21 contributions
Couples
Probably the most vile experience, smell and general filth.
Don’t go unless raw meat and seafood organs in extreme heat is your thing.
Written 6 March 2020
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Juluan-BG
Yambol, Bulgaria30 contributions
If you don't care for the smell must visit it. To see the fishes, meat place, etc ... Attention have many beggars offering spices and similar.
Written 3 March 2020
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Sanjeev G
New Delhi, India235 contributions
interesting traditional market to visit in Zanzibar, Some of the people called Darajani Market and some called Spice Market.
Its a big local Market in Stone Town
It’s very colorful and beautiful.
Written 18 January 2020
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travelforfun2233
Fruita, CO192 contributions
While your are in Stone Town I recommend a visit to the market. We went as part of a guided tour and it helped so we could ask questions about varies items we saw and did not know what they were. If you buy anything make sure you bargain. It is an eye opening experience if you haven't travelled globally or been to these types of markets before. You may not like the seafood and meat section if you have a weak stomach but it didn't bother us much.
Written 1 December 2019
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Edin Krnic
Tuzi, Montenegro3,104 contributions
Solo
Really this market is very dirty, but you can by here fresh fish, spices, fresh big bananas .... but be careful when you buy packed spices.
Written 11 November 2019
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Moira W
Hermanus, South Africa24 contributions
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 9 November 2019
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