What To Expect
Embark on this adventurous market tour of West Africa's biggest open air market! See where traders from all over Ghana converge in Kumasi to sell their wares, work their trade and collaborate with others. From artisans to butchers, metal workers and clothing makers, Kumasi's market is full of interesting people to meet and unique goods to buy.
Take the chance to step inside one of Africa's greatest retail traditions - Kumasi's monumental market. There's no better way to experience the culture and community of Africa than by this busy market. With Kumasi laying claim in possessing the biggest open-air market in West Africa, this is really the place to shop, mingle, taste, bargain, and indulge!
Start the day by meeting an experienced local guide who will let you in some bargaining secrets and etiquette. Tour the market, stop to take in the wide variety of items being traded, some of which have come in from all over Africa. Stop to visit the enterprising people who take metal scraps and recyclable materials and transform them into works of art, jewellery, and other useful products.
Saving waste from landfill by reusing commonly discarded materials is a burgeoning industry throughout Africa, and this is the ideal place to see talented people who make a living from this special craft. Continue and marvel at long strings of colorful beds, vibrant fabrics, delicate handmade slippers, and shoes. Before leaving, be sure to check out the food section of the market. From mounds of fresh produce to live animals, this is nothing like shopping at a supermarket or mall! Piles of yams, fresh meat, buckets of fragrant spices, bubbling cauldrons of stew, and wagons of bananas mixed in with crowds of people make the food section a full scale assault on the senses! Before finishing the tour, try some local delicacies and take snapshots of the impressive array of freshly-produced, then return to a central point in Kumasi where this intriguing market tour ends.
English speaking guide
Market visits and activities in local industries
Lessons in the art of bargaining and trading
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
Children below 6 years old are not permitted on this tour.
Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests.
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