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Reviewed 17 April 2017

So this is a fish market by the beach and one thing you can be sure of is that it will be smelly. No surprises there. Twice a day early mornings and late afternoon fisherman land their catch here and you can see the auctions of the catch. Seems to be utter chaos but business gets done.

The place is big and spreads out. There are also stalls selling the fish retail to the locals. Very noisy and crowded. You need to have your wits about you if you are just visiting alone. Best to go with a local. Worth it for the sight, sound and smell. Oh you also get to see the beach and walk into the calm warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

The place definitely not for people who are smell sensitive :). Horrible smell. My wife and kids were able to be there just for 5 mins, then it was only me deeply immered in fantastic smell!
Worth seeing as:
1. I have never seen so many kinds of fish
2. I have never seen people selling fish like that (not by weight, they sell them by buckets!)
3. I have never felt such horrible smell (I've been to some places in the world)
4. If you like price negotiations - this is the place for you.

For those who decide to go - never pay what you are asked for!. Just "next door" you can buy the same fish even 3 times cheaper!

1  Thank 11dariuszs
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

As fish markets go this is a good one to visit. With someone who knows the language and what's going on it all comes to life for the visitor. For locals it's life and it all goes on here. The fishermen come in with their catch either early in the morning or late afternoon and sell their fish either to stall holders or by auction. Locals can eat there as well. I found it fascinating.

1  Thank Mums4Kids
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

It's a Decent Fish Market with variety of fishes available. Fishes are cheap and fresh. you also have an option to get it cleaned before you leave.

You need to be careful of pick pocketing which constantly happen if you don't take care of your belongings.

1  Thank Siddharth U
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Kivukoni Fish Market is located near the downtown Dar on the seafront, housed in a relatively new building with a stretched hall. It is the best cultural place where one can see fresh fish catch being auctioned in old traditional style. The best time to visit the Market is around 6.00 am. You will see African men and women fighting for best price.

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