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Great place for shopping

This market is very close to Mlimani City mall, but a much better area to shop if you are looking... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
Alexa B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Impressive Wood Carvings – beware of the touts

You get the impression that this is a building but it’s really a collection of sheds and some... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Paul K
Denton, Texas
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

lots of choices of stalls but all the goods were the same in all the stalls. Best to haggle for a good price. The good thing was we did not feel pushed to buy anything (although some tried). It was smaller than i expected.

Thank Hitesha P
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

A seriously you only have to think it and leave the design and curving to them and from this I am talking about personal designs, ideas, etc. When you are around and have time please stop by it will take a minute and it will...More

Thank Albert K
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

The market included wonderful shops with craftsmen working behind the retail area. We were able negotiate good prices. The shop keepers and artisans were friendly and welcoming.

Thank karenmm2
Reviewed 14 April 2018

A place for smart shoppers. At first you see tons of standard curio items. If you take a closer look, you will find unique pieces. Prices are reasonable... if you know how to bargain.

Thank otffin
Reviewed 6 April 2018

This is one of my favorite curio markets in all of East Africa. There are tons of carving stations and you can see where much of the work is being done behind the stalls. Unlike many places which sell mass produced crafts, Mwenge is an...More

1  Thank Bryan P
Reviewed 21 February 2018

This market is very close to Mlimani City mall, but a much better area to shop if you are looking for authentic Tanzanian gifts, items, etc. Make sure to haggle prices as you will almost always be given a price double than what you should...More

Thank Alexa B
Reviewed 22 January 2018

You get the impression that this is a building but it’s really a collection of sheds and some covered buildings. You can walk all through the area and see the local artists carving mahogany or other woods into sculptures or signs. You will likely be...More

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Great deals are my thing, and Mwenge Market definately left me with that tingly feeling. ..Mostly driven by the people interaction. In particular, must highlight the super-shopping at Shops 31 and 71, where Morris, his mom and sister, Sarah ensured we had a truly Tanzanian...More

Thank 724sandin
Reviewed 5 November 2017

One can find many good collection of wooden items, which are being manufactured there itself. However the price they ask is exorbitant and one needs great negotiation skill. I purchased one item for US$30, which my friends had negotiated from USD120. I thought it was...More

1  Thank Subrata0168
Reviewed 15 October 2017

If you are looking for nice woodcraft then go to this place. Myself i only go to one shop there, because this lady always gets what i need. Remember that for taking woodcraft outside the country, you need a paper that states the seller already...More

Thank Kim K
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26 March 2017|
Response from Emam78 | Reviewed this property |
You can find a lot of pieces at Mwenge market with reasonable prices but you need to negotiate hardly with vendors ...