Defining MARKETS IN AFRICA.
A market is a regular gathering of people for the purchase and sale of commodities or an open area where commercial dealings are conducted can only be termed best if it’s offering all the commodities needed by the population both in quality and quantity.
The African markets have over decades advanced so much from the “trade and barter” to big shopping malls, beautifully attractive open-air markets, supermarkets and online markets. Many of which one will just want to visit and have navigation of it.
Hence, here are:
TOP TEN BIGGEST MARKETS IN AFRICA
Among the biggest markets in Africa these 10 stand tall:
Khan el-khalili Egypt.
This is one of the best places to visit in Africa for a local shopping experience where everything is being sold from fashion, furniture and goods.
It is found in the historic centre of Cairo and it is the main attraction and one of the most visited tourist destinations in Egypt where one will feel and experience authentic Egyptian culture.
Onitsha main market Nigeria.
Located in Anambra state Onitsha market is Africa’s largest market based on size and volume of goods where everything you are looking for is available at a good price.
Furthermore, this market has attracted traders and consumers from different parts of the continent for the purchase of clothing, industrial equipment, household items etc.
Also, as someone visiting the Onitsha market you will need a reliable guide to assist you to navigate the market.
Kejetia market Ghana
Located in Kumasi the capital city of the Ashanti region with over 50.000 stores, Kejetia is one of the biggest markets in Africa.
Also, the market is filled with local produce from the handicrafts section to food sales and second-hand items.
Albeit, visiting kejetia (Kumasi central markets) is one of the fun top things to do in Ghana.
Medina of fez, Morocco.
This is arguably the largest medina in the world with numerous shops with an incredible cultural display.
To enjoy this market get a local guide and explore the narrow streets of amazing sights and city aura.
Maasai market, Kenya
Found in Nairobi the capital city of Kenya, it is one of the best flea markets in Africa.
Nairobi known for being the gateway to numerous African safaris visiting Kenya’s capital perfectly combines wildlife alongside a truly local shopping experience.
Also, the Maasai market is open several days a week at different locations all over Nairobi.
Owino market Uganda.
Located in St Balikuddembe market near Naki vubo stadium, owino market is a market inside the market.
In addition, it is reputable for being the hub of second-hand clothing. As a tourist, this market will get you to experience the locals.
Fourways farmers market, South Africa.
This is an open-air weekend market featuring live bands, food and drink stalls, artisanal goods and many more.
Also, the market has lawns and gardens which are available with informal seating arrangements.
Addis merkato, Ethiopia.
Located in Addis Ababa the capital of Ethiopia.
The market experience is full of colours, unique and one of a kind as the market portrays real-life in Addis Ababa.
It is loud, energetic and busy probably nothing you have seen before.
However, as a tourist all attention is on you from vendors, hustlers trying to sell to you and you are also a target to pickpockets.
Green market square, South Africa.
Found in Capetown it is one of the best flea markets to find African souvenirs.
There is a good selection of eating places and attractions around.
Ariana international market, Nigeria.
It certainly can compete with open-air mega markets in the world.
Being one of the largest markets in Africa, the market is reputable for making of wears and leather works.
Also, it is one of the biggest fabric markets on the continent.