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Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots of different areas. Fish, meat, fruits and vegetables, spices, etc. Caveat emptor, and take your haggling skills with you. They’ll start crazy high with “Whole Foods” premium organic pricing... but haggle down to reasonable if you have the patience. The wife enjoys haggling. I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dutemplar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small but interesting to go for a quick walk. They say it is smelly but it is OK very OK. Interesting for spices coffee tea at very good prices.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Patrick H
Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

The bazaar is enough capacity to buy herbs and gifts for a good price and to try to feel the traditionalty. The reaching there by walking in the old citys road was nice

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank uzmelissa
Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

Upon visit to Zanzibar, for shopping mostly clothes and footwear, Darajani is a best place to visit, it is a long street with plenty of shops.

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed November 20, 2018

Fairly typical of markets in such places, lots of local produce, fairly hassle free but nothing exceptional, gets busy out front later in the day with lots of very small sellers.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MikeFo
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Overall an interesting and somewhat educational place to see the local culture and people, but quite dirty and didn't smell good. For example, I personally couldn't go into the fish and meat sections, cause I would have thrown up right away. Spice section was OK,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank liisv_5
Reviewed October 6, 2018

The place to go in Stone Town for buying all fruits, spices, or just browsing around. The shopkeepers are friendly and will engage you in good natured banter.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Satyabrata
Reviewed September 28, 2018

The market has more than you could imagine. In addition to food, vendors sell clothes, electronics, souvenirs, and much more. If you are interested to buy Zanzibar spices, note that some vendors proposed all kind of fancy packs that you won’t find elsewhere. Visit my...More

Date of experience: September 2018
17  Thank kelledstyle
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

We have visited to buy coffee and some spice. Must bargain for it. And try to buy from same person than you can have economy’s of scale for a greater discount. Unfortunately we have not find everything we are looking for in the same place....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Serçin K
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Darajani Bazaar was one of our fist guided attraction in Stone City. The bazaar itself has a long history. These days is mainly a food market (seafood, meat, fruits, grains, spices), but there are also shops selling a number of different goods. It's an interesting...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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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