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Central Market

Market Street, Arusha, Tanzania
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    This busy local market harbors just about anything you might need. The vegetable selection is often quite good but you can also find fabrics, hardwares, and more. One thing you should be wary of are touts, if a "guide" latches onto you, vendors will drive up their prices, as these scoundrels come back to them and demand a commission after you've gone.

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Though the Shoprite supermarket is right across the street, for fresh and inexpensive produce those in the know come here. Even if you have no need for a kilo of tomatoes or mangos, it’s worth a look. Venture further in and you’re likely to find just about anything you might need, from bungee cord to uniforms. As with other markets in Africa, if you are looking for something specific, beware of the guys referred to as “Papasi”. The word means ‘parasite’ in Swahili and it’s an accurate description; these seemingly helpful guide / translators might be able to show you where to get what need but he’ll also intimidate the vendor into jacking up the price considerably so he gets a hefty commission. Without you being the wiser, he’ll probably also demand a tip once the job is done.

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