Talek Open Market

A visit to the local market is one of the best ways to get a firsthand experience of how the locals actually live and do business.

Photo by Knut Bry / Tinagent

Wednesday is market day in Talek, people come from far and wide to buy and sell their products and livestock. Enhance your safari experience with a Market visit when it coincides with your trip. Talek Market days are full of life with Maasai women dressed in their very best; red and blue dresses paired up with pretty jewelry around the forehead, neck, arms, and ankles trying to sell their goods to willing customers.

Not only will you mingle with the most authentic locals, but you will also get to see some of the most indigenous products, foods and haggling tactics that you simply cannot get anywhere else. Over a hundred thousand shillings are exchanged here every Wednesday while trading livestock. This has made Talek market very important in the region’s economy. It is truly eye opening to see local people in their way of life.

Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the colorful market as you stroll around and observe the traditional way of trading. Your guide will tell you more about the process of selling and buying in the local market as well as help you to communicate with the sellers. Guests are welcome to purchase some of their more exotic artifacts and products. Most of the products at the market express the rich cultural and creative heritage of Africa and the Maasais in particular. From unique trinkets to a variety of colourful textiles and other collectibles.


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