Here are the biggest street markets in Africa where you will find anything

July 11, 2019 at 04:30 pm | Money Moves

Etsey Atisu

Etsey Atisu | Staff Writer

July 11, 2019 at 04:30 pm | Money Moves

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Maasai Market, Nairobi-Kenya

The Maasai tribe is one of the most predominant tribes of Africa. In Kenya, it is one of the few remaining tribes that have stuck to their culture throughout the years. This has elevated them to iconic levels with people around the world wanting to learn from/about and interact with them whenever they visit the country.

In Nairobi, one of the best places to experience the Maasai culture, as well as purchase some of their more exotic artefacts and products is the Maasai market. The reason this market ranks among the biggest on the continent is that it is a mobile market that is held in different parts of the city on different days:

Tuesdays – Kijabe Street, opposite ‘The Norfolk Hotel’

Wednesdays – Capital Center on Mombasa Road. This is very close to JKIA

Thursdays – Nakumatt Junction Mall on Ngong Road

Friday – The Village Market, Gigiri.

Saturday – The High Court Parking lot, CBD (just behind The Nairobi Hilton)

Sunday – The Yaya Center in Hurlingham

The Maasai Market is typically open between 8 am – 6 pm on these days.

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