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- Maasai MarketNov 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!!
- Maasai MarketMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Jul 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.
- Maasai MarketMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Apr 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.