Old Slave Market
The Anglican cathedral was built on the site of the old slave market alongside Creek Rd. Although nothing remains of the slave market...
Constructed in the 1870s by the Universities’ Mission to Central Africa (UMCA), this was the first Anglican cathedral in East Africa. It...
Although nothing of the old slave market remains, some 15 holding cells are located beneath the Anglican Cathedral and St Monica’s...
Kaya Shop & Tearoom
Tucked away on a busy shopping street in this thriving local neighbourhood, Kaya is a good place to stop for an unhurried cup of spiced...
Shamshuddin’s Cash & Carry
Just behind the Darajani market. For self-catering.
Creek Rd · interesting places nearby
Darajani Market information
One of the most compelling sights is the main market. Here mountains of spices, sneakers and sandals, meat, fish, live chickens and mobile phones are for sale in a series of covered halls and twisting alleys. The main hall, Estella market , reeks of caged birds, while Kanga St billows with vegetal prints, and wood and fish are auctioned in loud voices in their respective areas. It’s hot, heaving and entertaining.
Come in the morning before the heat and the crowds, and dress appropriately. Tourists wandering around in skimpy clothes while locals try to shop is considered the height of rudeness.