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Early morning bargains at Kivukoni Fish Market

These shots were taken on an early morning visit to the hustling bustling Kivukoni Fish Market on Ocean Road in the heart of Dar Es Salaam. It’s a great snippet of Tanzanian life with fishermen and house dadas haggling at full volume over an unbelievable selection of fish and crustaceans. We brought two very large, very snappy crabs (still snapping as you can see from the photo below) and a pile of huge tiger prawns.


Early morning light at Kivukoni Fish Market


Buying and Selling at Kivukoni Fish Market in Dar Es Salaam


Fresh catch at Kivukoni Fish Market


Haggling over some live and very snappy crabs at Kivukoni Fish Market


Fresh tiger prawns at Kivukoni Fish Market

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  1. Samantha January 14, 2017 — Post Author


  2. wanders miles September 30, 2017 — Post Author

    Your photos are fabulous of the hustle and bustle of Kivukoni Fish Market, really stunning shots! Thank you for sharing 🙂

    • Ali Dunnell October 1, 2017 — Post Author

      Thank you so much – it was the hustle and bustle I was aiming to capture in my photographs 🙂

  3. Travelquartz September 30, 2017 — Post Author

    Dar Es Salaam , saw in documentaries , nice pictures !

  4. ambujsaxena05 September 30, 2017 — Post Author

    I am not too good at negotiating and bargaining. So it’s nice to come across this post. Hope to get some tips and apply them successfully.

    • Ali Dunnell October 1, 2017 — Post Author

      I am dreadful at bargaining – I always pay way too much – but I hopefully try to walk away with some good photos or ideas for some paintings 🙂

  5. findworldsbeauty September 30, 2017 — Post Author

    Looks like a great fish market, certainly a good stop in Tanzania, thanks for sharing !

    • Ali Dunnell October 1, 2017 — Post Author

      If you visit Dar Es Salaam it is a really good place to visit to sample a snippet of Tanzanian life 🙂

  6. lexieanimetravel October 1, 2017 — Post Author

    What a wonderful post, it reminds me of my days back in the Philippines, where you always need to be friendly to the salesman to get lower prices (hahah) technique revealed. Love those fresh seafood out from the buckets fishermen. One of those experience I would love to bring back.

    • Ali Dunnell October 1, 2017 — Post Author

      Thank you. Friendliness is pretty much the ticket into most things! The Philippines must have a fascinating place to visit – it’s on my list 🙂 Thanks fro stopping by my page and commenting too. Ali

  7. roamonurown October 1, 2017 — Post Author

    Although i am pure vegetarian, but i always like the hustle and bustle in fish market!! The way business happens in fish market is worth capturing! Varieties of fishes and bargaining over them is quite an exciting part 😛 Superb there!!

  8. Frank October 10, 2017 — Post Author

    wow, a lot of fishes over there, i wonder if there is many fishes kinds or just one kind ?, great post!

    • Ali Dunnell October 10, 2017 — Post Author

      Dar Es Salaam is well know for having an amazing selection of fish – and this market seems to sell everything! Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂

  9. Page_Traveller November 4, 2017 — Post Author

    Great pictures! Would love to see Tanzania. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Amy Morgan November 6, 2017 — Post Author

    I love experiencing local markets, there’s always such an abundance of delicious goodies at them and those tiger prawns are MASSIVE!

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