Explore Kejetia Market, West Africa’s largest open-air market, with a guide on a 4-hour walking tour! From local food delicacies to arts and crafts, live animals, jewelry and even voodoo remedies, Kejetia sells almost every imaginable item. Take some tips from your guide to sharpen your bargaining skills, and head off into the bustling market to see the many different products on sale. It’s a great way to gain an understanding of Kumasi’s language and culture, too! Numbers are limited to 12 people ensuring an intimate experience.
Meet your guide near Kumasi Cultural Centre, and start by listening to an introduction to the markets in the city. Hear advice on how to make the most of your market experience, and learn how to spot bargains and hone your market etiquette.Take a public bus with your guide to famous Kejetia Market, and then head inside to walk among the many market stalls, stopping to soak up a little of the atmosphere. Occupying a 30-acre (12-hectare) site with some 10,000 traders, Kejetia is widely considered as West Africa’s largest market and is home to a range of goods from across the country. Watch people bartering and buying everything from fabrics and clothing to jewelry, food items and herbal remedies; the list is seemingly endless.As you continue to tour the market, look out for the scrap metal traders, who form a vital part of the local economy in Kumasi. Watch as they take scrap metals and recyclable materials and turn them into jewelry, arts and crafts and other useful and attractive items. Reusing scrap metal and keeping discarded items out of landfill sites is big business in Kumasi, and watching these talented craftspeople going about their work is sure to be a real highlight of the market.Explore the stalls, and keep your camera handy to capture the excitement. The vibrant colors, flowing fabrics and interesting produce on sale offer some compelling photo opportunities. Stop whenever something catches your eye and feel free to chat with the many market vendors — asking your guide to translate if necessary — and remember the tips on market etiquette that your guide gave at the start of the tour.No visit to Kejetia Market is complete without exploring its enticing food stalls. With such an enormous range of fresh produce on sale it’s sure to be a far cry from your local supermarket. Carts full of bananas, yams, fresh meat and aromatic herbs and spices are all on show.After four hours at the market, stroll with your guide to the nearby district of Adum Kumasi where your tour finishes.