Kirakuzu Market

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Kirakuzu Market Dar es Salaam Reviews

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Jan 29, 2006
Kirakuzu Market is an ideal place to watch locals interact with one another in daily activity: buying and selling goods. Here you will witness people from all over the city (and outside of it) selling their vegetables, fruit, dried fish & seafood, spices, housewares, and even hunting spears. The market is housed in a makeshift warehousemade partially of sheet metal and partially of tarp. Visiting thismarket is one of the most sensory-stimulating experiencesin Dar.You will smell the aromatic produce and coffees, see the colorful spices and unfamiliar foods, hear people peddlingtheir wares and negotiating better prices, touch wooden spoons and kangas (traditional Swahili clothes worn by womenduring housework), and taste whatever you dare to buy. However, themarket is not typically frequented by tourists and can be somewhat dangerous to visit alone. I suggest aranging for a driver at a reputablehotel and asking for someone who will accompany you through the market. If you're with a local, you should be okay. I did this at the New Africa Hotel located in the city's center. (It's a long shot, but if you're there ask them to set you up with Steven.)
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itsmarcos says:
Thank you - will try exactly your suggestion
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012
dahling says:
Very nice review- thank you
Posted on: Feb 14, 2012
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