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Makola Market

Kojo Thompson Rd, Accra, Ghana
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The city's main market.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good42%
  • Average25%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“real africa” (4 reviews)
“heavy traffic” (2 reviews)
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Kojo Thompson Rd, Accra, Ghana
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"real africa"
in 4 reviews
"heavy traffic"
in 2 reviews
"right direction"
in 2 reviews
"one stop shop"
in 2 reviews
"visit accra"
in 2 reviews
"fabric"
in 16 reviews
"traders"
in 9 reviews
"clothes"
in 15 reviews
"shoes"
in 8 reviews
"kente"
in 8 reviews
"wares"
in 6 reviews
"foodstuffs"
in 2 reviews
"bags"
in 7 reviews
"buyer"
in 2 reviews
"pickpockets"
in 2 reviews
"household"
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"thousands"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an open market and you will have to haggle with the traders to get the prices you want to pay. They know when you are a visitor and may want to take advantage of this to make you pay more for their wares....More

1  Thank Ritz2013
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Makola Market was intense and as described. I met the most kind Ghanian gentleman there that tried to help me find public transportation. Its definitely a fun way to spend some time if you're in the area!

1  Thank Ellen Z
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

It is really hard to capture Makola Market's spirit in writing - you just have to go there. This huge market is combined of main streets and back allies, where you can find anything anyone ever thought of making or selling. But it is really...More

1  Thank Anna S
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

A very big market with a wide variety of goods on display. It was a lovely experience as i and my friends had a great time shopping. You could also just visit and window shop in Makola market to see things on display as the...More

1  Thank Viveeee
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

I enjoyed walking in the place. very particular and learned so many things about the daily lives and food habits of people in Ghana. If you love culture, you'll like the place. Its a really really big market. ADVICE: Go with a person who knows...More

Thank Firmin R
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

When you visit Accra you have to go to Makola market to see what are people selling, how hard work they have to earn some money, market offers a lot of products, it was very interesting, recommend to everyone.

Thank GhanaLjubljana
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Makola is Accra largest market with varieties of goods, products you can ever think of. there is too much traffic there especially during midday but a bit cool in the mornings. their products are affordable but if care is not taken one will buy a...More

3  Thank TravelPlannersGhana
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Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Fabulous market, where you can really experience the natural vibrancy of the people and the area. Totally safe; as a European woman, on my own, I wandered about looking at things and making a few purchases with no hassle whatsoever. In fact, the vendors in...More

1  Thank kimski44
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Must see in Accra. It is a massive marked with everything from food to electronics. Find your way over small pathways trough masses of little stalls. The local merchants are not to intrusive, but are often happy to tell you what kind of interesting stuff...More

Thank Stijn S
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

You could get almost everything you need here.. from fabrics, palm slippers, clothings ...It is a very busy market, be careful with your money. I went with my wife and we got good fabrics with nice cloths too. If you have time, you walk round...More

Thank Babatunde A
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CollinsVP
25 March 2018|
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Response from Babatunde A | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you visit the market yourself to find out and establish the relationship with the buyers if they are available. I couldn’t walk the entire market, apologies I may not be able to give you a perfect answer.
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Orville G
27 October 2016|
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Response from Winifred O | Reviewed this property |
Pretty reasonable. Haggle well
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