Darajani Market

Darajani Market information

Location
Zanzibar Town (Stone Town & Ng’ambo) , Tanzania
Address
Creek Rd
Opening hours
predawn–mid-afternoon
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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.