The Darajani Bazaar

Darajani Bazaar or Market is located on the edge of the ancient lanes of Stone Town, Zanzibar, it also considered as the main market in its location known as Estella Market, the bazar was built on 1904 but later it was extended and restored.
It’s named after the countess Estella, the sister of Lloyd Mathews, the Prime Minister of Zanzibar.


The Specific location of the Darajani Bazaar is in Darajani Road, in the surrounding of the Anglican Cathedral of Christ, arriving at Darajani Market after walking the narrow lanes of Stone Town, it will feel like emerging from a cave.
Before entering the market, on the outside streets surrounding is often where some of the best actions take place, you will find vendors selling all sorts of goods of like plastic toys and interesting items.


Darajani Bazaar simply has it all from spices, fresh fish, seafood, meat and chicken to mobile phones, clothes and plastic buckets, it’s a series of covered halls overflowing into the surrounding streets, if you would like to buy food it’s recommended to go in the morning when the stuff is fresh, although it will be much busier you will not regret once you try the taste of the food.

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