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Address: Selwyn Market Street, Accra, Ghana
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The city's main market.

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US$46.00*
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Accra Markets Walking Tour
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Half-Day Accra City Tour

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Hustle and Bustle of Accra...

Makola Market! Lovely market experience I must confess... As compared to the rowdiness of any African market setting? Makola market is a walk in the park.. Of cos traders will try... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Laura U
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Accra, Ghana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Mazola Market is the biggest, busiest, colorful, crowded, messy and disorganized market place you can find in the West Africa Subregion. The word mazola could be from the North of Ghana, Nigeria or from any of the West African countries. In the past it used to be the place where many people carry their wares, foodstuffs, african cloths, trade beads,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Know as the busiest market in ACCRA Ghana. you can find many African made and garment in this lovely colorful hustling and bustling market of ACCRA. It's located in the center of ACCRA. Easy to find

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Thank Weheretohelp
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Makola Market! Lovely market experience I must confess... As compared to the rowdiness of any African market setting? Makola market is a walk in the park.. Of cos traders will try to call your attention to their wares and stores but they sure won't harass or tug your clothes. As a tourist? I enjoyed walking the paved streets in the... More 

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Thank Laura U
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

The sight of the market and the volume of people can be overwhelming. Everything is sold here,retail and wholesale. You can buy from the periphery, but you have to be prepared to go early eg 5am and go inside the market. There are zones for different things, just ask traders for what you are looking for. Walk briskly as other... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Makola market reminds me of Eko (Balogun) market in Lagos, Nigeria. I got lots of ATL Kente fabrics. I think I got them for 40-50 cedis per 6 yards. I got someone to carry the load for about 5 cedis.

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is a must-see if you visit Accra! The experience of walking in the crowdy 'roads' within the market is great and something you do not see at home (the Netherlands).

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Waukesha
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

What I liked about the markets in Accra was that you COULD find honest-to-goodness legit local products which is refreshing BUT beware, there is plenty of stuff that was made in China (labels cut off) and plenty of mass market things. Look for original items.

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Thank Wackytiel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Makola is always lively. There are great buys to be found. Don't park in the lot across from Makola. It's likely you'll have issues with your car being damaged.

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Thank Alese6
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I went to the market to buy suya powder for my mum who is Ghanaian but back in England. It was a great experience and there's so many things going on there. It took us a while to find the suya powder and we had to ask a lot of people for directions. One thing I found is that if... More 

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Thank Ph00058
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed going to the market. I felt safe even though I was alone. I'd advise you act like one of them so they don't cheat you. I mean, be smart with the prices in the market.

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