Kariakoo Market, Dar es Salaam - Stein Travel

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Welcome to Kariakoo Market

An authentic and exhausting shopping experience, the Kariakoo Market, which consumes numerous city blocks and is known as the largest market in East Africa, will appeal to all holidaymakers and shoppers and will quell just about every splurging urge. Offering everything from clothing, African drums and stone jewellery to agricultural goods, housewares, and many other items. As busy and exciting as this market is, many foreigners find it too overwhelming and pickpockets and other petty thieves take advantage of this. Shoppers should leave their valuables at home and only take as much money as they want to spend.

Swahili and English are the official languages. Several indigenous languages are also spoken.

The official unit of currency is the Tanzanian shilling (TZS), divided into 100 cents. The tourism industry prices everything in US Dollars and they are the preferred unit of currency. Major currencies can be exchanged in the larger towns. Foreign exchange bureaux in the main towns usually offer a better rate on travellers cheques than do the banks. ATMs are available in major cities only. Major lodges, some hotels and travel agents in urban areas accept credit cards, but these should not be relied on and can incur a 10% surcharge.

Opening Times
Open daily
GMT +3.

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