Maasai Market Curios and Crafts

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Maasai Market Curios and Crafts

Maasai Market Curios and Crafts
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BambiLaFawn
Orlando, FL283 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Friends
I go to this place every time I am in Arusha. A perfect place to buy souvenirs of all sorts. I was with a group from Mama Kuku Travel and everyone was able to buy something from the various vendors. The only downside is that it is high pressure from everyone selling their wares. I’d love to stroll around and take my time, but the constant badgering by the vendors make me want to hurry and not buy all I would have otherwise.
Written 25 December 2021
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Audrey Wadsworth
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
Jul. 2021
It's a good place to buy souvenirs at an affordable price, and is operated by the locals, if like to bargain there is a room negotiation, the problem of the place is harassment happened from vendors each one forced us to visit their shop. But all in all, we got so much stuff for our friends and family.
Written 8 August 2021
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KidDocDMC
Birmingham, MI457 contributions
Jul. 2021
A medium-sized market with similar trinkets at almost all of the stalls. The vendors are pretty pushy in trying to get you into their shops. They are willing to bargain (my son got a carved elephant down from $20 to $5. Barbara, located on the right-most aisle, had the best and most unique selection of masks, and knew the history of them. There is also a wood carver in the back right corner who does nice work that is reasonably priced.
Written 21 July 2021
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Kathi M
3 contributions
May 2021
We enjoyed the market but they beg and beg you to buy something which takes away from the fun. We got a lot of souvenirs but felt bad that we couldn't buy from everyone.
Written 9 June 2021
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Liesel81
Gaborone, Botswana623 contributions
Jan. 2021 • Solo
Its a good place to buy souvenirs. The shops pretty much carry similar products. Some that are actually made in Tanzania but quite a number of them are made outside the country/mass produced. If you are looking to give your apartment or office or home an East African touch there is definitely something at this market to suite that.
Written 22 January 2021
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New Horizon Africa Safaris
Kigali, Rwanda311 contributions
Feb. 2020
This market is great to visit if you would like to have a Masai market experience, many items on sell and great ones to take out as souvenir. You meet several traders that want to sell their items and it's up to you to choose. Better go with your guide or a local or if you know some local languages the best
Written 4 January 2021
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Jessica H
London, UK42 contributions
Nov. 2020 • Couples
Having been in Tanzania for a few weeks we were looking forward to our time in Arusha to explore and Safari of course. Arusha is not a very nice or sight-worthy city imo. All the shops at the market sell the same mass produced souvenir rubbish, no actual crafts or curiosities. You are bombarded by every single seller trying to get you to look (looking is free) but then play the pity card to try and get you to buy something. We were anticipating this already from everywhere else in the cou try, but this was simply not worth going there. Puts you off and less likely to actually make a purchase.
Written 15 November 2020
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Jamie
Balgach, Switzerland12 contributions
Mar. 2020
Found some lovely things in the market - but it was incredibely exhausting for me as an introvert who just wanted to walk along, having a quiet look at everything without having 100 people talking to me, asking me to look at their stuff that they sell for oh so cheap prices... x)

I understand why the people behave like this, but for me, personally, it was a bit much.

Also, note that you can and should bargain with the merchants - the first prices they give you will always be a lot higher than what they actually would accept!
Written 26 March 2020
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KMR624
New Jersey37 contributions
Jan. 2020
Always a great stop when your in Arusha. Tons of little shops with everything you could be looking for. Make sure you haggle down the price. Can be a little overwhelming if you are not used to that type of experience but definitely worth it.
Written 10 March 2020
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Ladislav
Bratislava, Slovakia133 contributions
Feb. 2020
in this market you will find all sorts of souvenirs (paintings, wooden masks, magnets, clothes.....) you can imagine. everyone will try to sell you something or drag you to their shop. walk all the aisles first decide what you want and compare the item in multiple stalls because the items are very similar in each stall only when you are decided start to haggle and haggle and haggle some more for the price. it is quite exhausting for me but someone might enjoy it
definitely go there
Written 2 March 2020
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