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Address: Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Good and Fresh Food

It is an ideal place to by good quality and fresh food. It's bit messy and dirty. They need to be arrange themselves.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Lion Dharshana W
Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is an ideal place to by good quality and fresh food. It's bit messy and dirty. They need to be arrange themselves.

2 Thank Lion Dharshana W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I always wonder when I walk into markets like this, how any of it this could still be around but it works and is an amazing sight to see the daily life of the locals.

Thank Hailsk2411
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

If you take a guide to give you the Stone Town Tour, Darajani Bazaar is part of it. Yes it smells, and Yes it is all dirty and messy, but this is the true sense of Africa. Bought some mangoes from their and they were delicious. Was hoping to get some Durian but I guess it wasn't Durian season yet.

Thank huz152
Washington, D.C.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Yes, seemingly every fruit, vegetable, meat, and fish is for sale in this market. But that is nothing extraordinary to the Darajani Market. There are similar markets all over Africa, that are identical, including the smells (oh those smells of meat hanging for 8 hours or fish laying in the sun for six hours, etc. etc), flies and people pulling... More 

Thank rmc1971
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This market is so hectic and busy. It's packed with people selling vitally anything food and spice based. The market is very raw you get a good experience of the way of local life. The people were not too happy about me taking photos, so I had to shoot secretly.

Thank Wayno171
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I studied abroad in Zanzibar, and this is THE spot to get your groceries. Highly recommend brushing up on Kiswahili before you go though so you can bargain (Duolingo will have free lessons soon!). Avocados the size of your head, incredibly fresh mango, papaya, everything. Just always be sure to dress modestly and be friendly. People will always want tourists... More 

1 Thank Kim N
Palanga, Lithuania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

centra place in Zanzbar, not clean, a lot of flies ans moscitos, not recomended for girls; they dont like it. better go to oldtown for a walk.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Awesome authentic spot for local produce, spices, meats and goods. We stayed in ZNZ for a couple of nights and did all of our shopping for food here. The groceries are fresh, and tasty! Good prices as well, just be ready to make deals!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Very crowded and smelly, mostly like our weekly markets in India - with everything being sold at once, from vegetables to fruits to fish and other household items. But the place is great if you want to buy some good spices at an inexpensive price.

2 Thank Radhika J
Saudi Arabia
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75 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We came here just to buy spices on the cheap. They expect you to bargain so don't directly buy anything without trying to get a better price. A few Swahili or Arabic words and phrases here and there will go a long way!

3 Thank Rayyan_Abdulwahed

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