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“Crowded and intense bad smell”

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

Visit this place only if you:
1. are ok with fishy smell
2. have nothing else left to do in Dar es Salaam
3. are near Kigamboni ferry terminal
4. love to see varieties of fish and sea creatures
Early morning is the best time to visit and have a look on the boarding of huge quantities of fishes. From the size of a python to the size of a chocolate, one of each kind of fish can be found here. Be careful, especially of you are a foreigner. A ferry ride nearby is much better thing to do. Anyways, enjoy the ocean :)

1  Thank PrajwalSN
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

Am told the catch is getting smaller. Aggressive bargaining, variety of seafood from calamari to octopus, shripms, lobster, crab

Thank Riz_Khalifa
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

I like visiting the market when i feel like i want to eat fish. Small one, the sardines. The fish in this market are fresh and they have variety of fish kinds. Actually it the places where all fishermen after fishing bring their products. So hopeful you get a picture on the richness of the place

1  Thank nacray
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

This place has the widest variety of sea food. One thing we are certain about sea food is it has a strong smell. And the guys are not doing enough to make it be comfortable.

We went to buy some fresh prawns and octopus meat... Some good sea food righ there.

There are fried with pita bread and some super fresh sea food platter

1  Thank Herman M
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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.

2  Thank SalimM
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