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Maasai Market

Ya Ya Center, Nairobi, Kenya
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  • Maasai Market
    Trish ONeill
    1 Nov 03, 2013

    Was so excited to be going (at the Ya Ya Centre) until I got there - the range was limited and the bartering was insane and they are clearly used to ripping the tourist off. I would have happily spent more but it was blantant and relentless. So wanted to go to Amani Ya Juu but it is not open Sunday!!

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    2 Jul 26, 2013

    Not much of any unique artistic value at these rotating fairs. They do a circuit through the major malls every week mainly targeting expats and travelers with mass produced "Afri-crap", however, there are some cools masks, baskets and bags if you spend the time to look. The problem is bargaining at these places is not ideal as they are used to selling to tour buses of people just looking for some trinkets to take home, and willing to pay premiums for them.

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    Jenn Winter
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    5 Apr 02, 2013

    This market is open on Sundays and while it offers many of the same things you can find in any curio shop, you can oftentimes get a much better price at the Yaya market. Be sure to do a walk through first - many vendors will have the same pieces, but if you buy more than one thing from the same vendor you'll get a better price. Also, I've been able to trade items like hats, t-shirts and sunglasses to get an even better deal.

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  • Maasai Market
    Lenita
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    3 Jul 20, 2012

    Bargain ---- bargain. The good thing is that the merchandise is local not made in China

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    Nader Ali
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    its a beauty market and it has a good cargoo

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    Jaimie Collins
    5 May 26, 2014
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3.5 out of 5
6 members' reviews
41 people visited Maasai Market
  • Open Hours:

    Sun 9am-5.30pm

Description

Every Sunday Maasai craftsmen set up shop at the Ya Ya shopping center to sell their wares. Blankets, jewelry, and carvings are some of the exotic souvenirs and artifacts shoppers can bargain for at this weekly institution.

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