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All reviews fish market local market main market market place fruit sensory overload buy spices red bananas nice market shops selling fresh fish for sale cheap price local life beef authentic experience worth a visit
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank EdinKrnic
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MoiraW1241
Reviewed 5 days ago

Interesting traditional market to visit in Zanzibar. Spend 30-45 minutes to walk through it. Better to have someone local/tour guide to go with you. it's like a maze. You will see spices, meat, vegetable, all in different sections of the market. Very interesting. Don't recommend...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Geminican
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here twice and both times we were easier with a guide or a local highly recommend visit this way as they can give you an insight into all the weird and wonderful things you might see. Went through the seafood part and the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Shane B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though it is a touristic destination the majority of people are locals. The bazaar is located between the old and the new city and it is quite large. We visited it during our walking tour accompanied by a guide. He showed us some are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rosario_it
Reviewed September 17, 2019

The time when your in Zanzibar (Unguja Island )Stone Town, is better to visit Darajani Bazaar. Some of the people called Darajani Market and some called Spice Market. Its a big local Market in Stone Town, they sell a lot of things especial food which...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Yussuf S
Reviewed August 26, 2019 via mobile

This market makes you see the real zanzibar. It is just the local people and everyone sells spices, soap, vegetables and massage oils. If you are going to buy something you are going to bargain! Nice market, you should definitely see it when you are...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank aurorani
Reviewed August 14, 2019

Getting your spices, fruits, soaps, raw honey and traditional items means a fun trip to the market. Haggle for the best price and compare before buying. Easy to walk to.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank r b
Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

I went on a walking tour on a Sunday & it was great. Apparently Sundays are the busiest & most popular time to go. The market was very busy & vibey with hundreds of people buying & selling goods. They have a huge spice market...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ferdie_Liebenberg
Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

We got up early and walked over to it, but found it really small and dull compared with other similar markets elsewhere. A few tuna being scaled. Some cows being butchered. Some fruit, vegetables and spices being sold. Really nothing special at all. The walk...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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DANDRTRAVEL
April 30, 2019|
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Response from Marta W | Reviewed this property |
Since Zanzibar is mostly Muslim my guess would be that it would be open on Sunday, but that is only a guess!
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March 6, 2018|
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Response from LegendErik | Reviewed this property |
As it been said. Opens in the early morning and close in the late evening. But if you want to feel the real buzz you should definitely go there ASAP.
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February 21, 2017|
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Response from DAK_Hamilton | Reviewed this property |
They may take other funds but I always paid in Tsh. Depending where you are, it is a relatively easy walk, on the outside of Stone Town
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