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Trip of the month: Serekunda Market Shopping

My Magazine 2023/04
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Join us for an authentic shopping venture! A must-do while in The Gambia is a market visit. And which market is better for that than Serekunda market, spreading across the fair share of the town, the market allows you to go on a never-ending shopping spree.

Although it seems confusing for first-time visitors, the market area is divided into sections depending on the items of sale. The physical shops are minimarkets stocked up with everything you need in one place – be it rice, oil, matches, cleaning solution, batteries, flip-flops, spices or condensed milk – it is all available at one place, carefully distributed on the shelves, with the skills of the best Tetris player. In front of the shops, vendors with their tiny points of sale, usually on the covered floor or on the plate on the chair or wooden stall, would sell everything from soap, fruits, jewellery and make-up, fake branded watches, and phone accessories, car accessories and attaya. Moving around, you will spot baby centre shops, perfume shops, fashion shops, electricity supply shops, and shops selling plastic pans, cups, brooms, baskets and bins. You might spot bookstore and paper shop, continuing into the whole street of shops with colourful materials.

Known for being one of the oldest markets in The Gambia, Serrekunda market has become a profound cultural destination that sits proudly at the top of the list of places to visit in The Gambia, making it a memorable stop for travellers.

Make a stop to buy your favourite fruits and vegetables, then continue to search for fresh fish or oysters from the creek. In need of imported goods? You can find brand-new or second-hand clothes or shoes in the covered area of the textile section.

It is a great way to discover the daily life of Gambians; anywhere busy is good, but at a local food market, you have the chance to watch people going about their everyday lives, to see what they eat, how they dress and how they relate to each other.

It has magic, our Serekunda. You must experience it. We suggest you take local transport for a more authentic feel, but we strongly recommend a guide to help you barter, prevent you from getting lost and make your shopping a bit more relaxed. Try everything you don't know – Serekunda hides a lot of treasures.

To help you prepare for your shopping experience, here are some tips on how to bargain.

But no worries, your guide will help you negotiate the price and share some tips and tricks on where to get the best products for the best price.

 
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