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Overwhelming, but worth a visit

I would do research into costs and know how much you want to spend and know what you want to buy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toronto, Canada
A real market experience

Except of some areas where souvenirs (not very nice) are sold Kimironko is a "real" market where... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Claudia D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I would do research into costs and know how much you want to spend and know what you want to buy before entering. Easy to end up spending too much time here due to the crowd, but worth the visit to pick up souvenirs.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kylelubieniecki
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would actually give this 3.5 stars if that was an option. It is def your typical tourist market. I hesitate to say African market because I’ve been to Asian and Caribbean markets and they are all the sane, everyone wants you to stop at...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank amberdQ2283YB
Reviewed 1 week ago

Except of some areas where souvenirs (not very nice) are sold Kimironko is a "real" market where locals buy all their stuff. You just get everything. It is so lively, crowded and colorful! If you want to get something made out of Kitenge, it is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Claudia D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kimironko Market is not a very good place to go. It is really crowded. If you're trying to keep your shoes clean, it's almost impossible. Everyone touches you and tells you, "Buy this! Buy this!" You can barely see where you're going because of all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank reviewsbykids
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't mind going to markets and I have been to many markets around the world. But this was one of my worst market visits. It was way too crowded and the stalls inside the market were placed to close to each other so there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to experience market life in Rwanda, you need to visit this market. A wonderful selection of just about everything that you would expect. Nice place for Katenge fabric and gifts. Good prices too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ralph D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Here you get all things you need, but you need some negotiating skills. And most trader are honest and friendly. Most things are sold in kilograms.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gabrielo997
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is that big, frantic space where you can (and will) find just about anything. The vendors are very aggressive, but that only adds to the experience. If you are into haggling, this is the spot!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RobertM11461
Reviewed 11 December 2018

You can get local crafts at aa very cheap price here. Just be careful to talk to the sellers themselves and not the middle men who try to haggle with you and extort more money from you.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JacqueW41
Reviewed 3 December 2018

So many sewing machines... so many people, as well as every other market requirement. Market and sidewalks devoid of litter.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank battleridge
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26 February 2018|
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Response from Ruth117 | Reviewed this property |
I have only used RWF and would endorse the earlier comments about not flashing the cash. Keep your money in separate small amounts so you only have to take out some at a time.
12 July 2017|
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Response from Ralitsa_nbg | Reviewed this property |
Yes to both questions, however you'd get a better price if you pay in the local currency. Have fun!